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Text of the Tax Free Tips Act of 2007

This bill was introduced on September 25, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 25, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3664

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 25, 2007

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that tips shall not be subject to income or employment taxes.

1.

Short title

(a)

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Tax Free Tips Act of 2007.

(b)

Amendment of 1986 code

Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of , a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

2.

Tips not subject to income or employment taxes

(a)

In general

Section 102 (relating to gifts and inheritances) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(d)

Tips

For purposes of subsection (a), tips shall be treated as property transferred by gift.

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(b)

Exclusion from social security taxes

(1)

Social security taxes

(A)

Paragraph (12) of section 3121(a) is amended to read as follows:

(12)

tips;

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(B)

Section 3121 is amended by striking subsection (q) (relating to tips included for both employee and employer taxes).

(C)

Subsection (a) of section 3102 is amended by striking ; and an employer who is furnished by an employee a written statement of tips (received in a calendar month) pursuant to section 6053(a) to which paragraph (12)(B) of section 3121(a) is applicable may deduct an amount equivalent to such tax with respect to such tips from any wages of the employee (exclusive of tips) under his control, even though at the time such statement is furnished the total amount of the tips included in statements furnished to the employer as having been received by the employee in such calendar month in the course of his employment by such employer is less than $20.

(D)

Section 3102 is amended by striking subsection (c) (relating to special rule for tips).

(E)

Subsection (a) of section 3202 is amended by striking the second sentence.

(2)

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(A)

Section 3202 is amended by striking subsection (c).

(B)

Paragraph (3) of section 3231(e) is amended to read as follows:

(3)

Solely for purposes of the taxes imposed by section 3201 and other provisions of this chapter insofar as they relate to such taxes, the term compensation shall not include tips.

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(C)

Section 3231 is amended by striking subsection (h).

(c)

Exclusion from unemployment compensation taxes

Subsection (s) of section 3306 is amended to read as follows:

(s)

Tips not treated as wages

For purposes of this chapter, the term wages shall not include tips.

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(d)

Exclusion from wage withholding

(1)

Paragraph (16) of section 3401(a) is amended to read as follows:

(16)

tips;

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(2)

Section 3401 is amended by striking subsection (f).

(3)

Section 3402 is amended by striking subsection (k).

(e)

Tips defined

Subsection (a) of section 7701 (relating to definitions) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(50)

Tips

The term tips includes any gratuity provided to a salaried employee by a customer or client of the employer’s business.

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(f)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Clause (i) of section 32(c)(2)(A) (defining earned income) is amended by striking tips,.

(2)(A)

Section 45B (relating to credit for portion of employer social security taxes paid with respect to employee cash tips) is hereby repealed.

(B)

The table of sections for subpart D of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 is amended by striking the item relating to section 45B.

(C)

Subsection (b) of section 38 is amended by striking paragraph (11) and by redesignating the succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

(D)

Subsection (c) of section 196 is amended by striking paragraph (8) and by redesignating the succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

(E)

Subsection (m) of section 6501 is amended by striking 45B,.

(3)

Section 220(b)(4)(A) is amended by striking tips,.

(4)

Section 451 is amended by striking subsection (c).

(5)

Section 6001 is amended by striking the last sentence.

(6)

Section 6041 is amended by striking subsection (e).

(7)

Subsection (c) of section 6041A is amended by striking , 6052, or 6053 and inserting or 6052.

(8)

Subsection (a) of section 6051 is amended by striking In the case of tips received by an employee in the course of his employment, the amounts required to be shown by paragraphs (3) and (5) shall include only such tips as are included in statements furnished to the employer pursuant to section 6053(a)..

(9)

Section 6053 (relating to tip reporting) is hereby repealed.

(10)

The table of sections for subpart C of part III of subchapter A of chapter 61 is amended by striking the item relating to section 6053.

(11)

Section 6652 is amended by striking subsection (b) (relating to failure to report tips).

(12)

Section 6674 (relating to fraudulent statement or failure to furnish statement to employee) is amended by striking or 6053(b) each place it appears.

(13)

Subparagraph (B) of section 6724(d)(1) is amended by striking clause (xv) and redesignating the succeeding clauses accordingly.

(14)

Paragraph (2) of section 6724(d) is amended by striking subparagraph (V) and redesignating the succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.

(g)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to tips received in calendar months beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.