Trump Makes Surprising Confession – Shakes Everything Up

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In the event that he is elected in November, former President Donald Trump promised to do away with tip taxes during his administration.

During a rally on Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada, Trump gave the audience the assurance that his government will not tax gratuities given by staff members of hotels, restaurants, or other establishments.

“So, this is the first time I’ve said this. And, for those hotel workers and people that get tips, you’re going to be very happy,” Trump announced. “Because when I get to the office, we are going to not charge taxes on tips—people making tips.”

Tips are described as “discretionary (optional or extra) payments determined by a customer that employees receive from customers,” according to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) website.

Employees may receive cash compensation, payment by credit or debit card, tip splitting, or “tip amounts received from other employees paid out through tip pools.”

According to the IRS, an employee’s “all cash and non-cash tips” are “income and are subject to Federal income taxes”:

All cash and non-cash tips received by an employee are income and subject to federal income taxes. All cash tips received by an employee in any calendar month are subject to social security and Medicare taxes and must be reported to the employer. If the total tips received by the employee during a single calendar month by a single employer are less than $20, then these tips are not required to be reported, and taxes are not required to be withheld. Cash tips include tips received from customers, charged tips (for example, credit and debit card charges) distributed to the employee by the employee’s employers, and tips received from other employees under any tip-sharing arrangement. Tips also include tips received by both directly and indirectly tipped employees.

During the event, Trump said: “We’re not going to do it. And, we’re going to do that right away, first thing in the office. Because it’s been a point of contention for years and years and years, and you do a great job of service, you take care of people.”

Trump said that his government would not be “going after” those who “have jobs in restaurants” where they get tips about their taxes.

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The news that Trump’s conviction has not gone as Democrats had hoped was devastating for the White House.

According to a recent poll, the former president’s popularity has not decreased after the verdict, according to The Center Square.

According to a recent national survey by Emerson College Polling, an astounding 44% of respondents stated that the former president’s 34 felony convictions had no bearing on their support for him; 33% said it made them less likely to do so, and 27% said it increased their likelihood of voting for him.

“Trump’s support in our polling remained the same before and after his conviction,” Executive Director of Emerson College Polling Spencer Kimball said. “A majority of Democrats say it makes them less likely to support Trump (51%) and a majority of Republicans (55%) say it makes them more likely to support Trump. A plurality of independents say it makes no impact (41%), while 38% are less likely to vote for Trump and 21% more likely.”

“The poll found Trump had a narrow lead over President Joe Biden, with 46% of voters behind Trump and 45% backing Biden in the 2024 presidential election. Nine percent were undecided,” the report said.

A jury found that Trump had broken the law by trying to conceal his payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

But a number of conservative and liberal legal experts insisted that they were unable to locate any proof that Trump had committed any crimes, accusing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg of fabricating the accusations in order to “get” the former president.

 

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