One big problem Trump has in making tip tax promise a reality

In an appeal to voters in Nevada, former President Donald Trump promised rallygoers he wouldn’t “charge taxes on tips” for those who rely on them to make money.

However, Trump, as president, wouldn’t have the power to influence taxation on tipped income. Congress would have to change the laws regarding it, and the former president’s campaign told the Washington Examiner that he would ask it to do so.

“For those hotel workers and people that get tips, you’re going to be very happy,” Trump said during his Las Vegas rally. “Because when I get to office, we are going to not charge taxes on tips.”

The former president’s campaign also blamed President Joe Biden for “aggressively” stepping “up the IRS going after tip workers.” The attack is likely in reference to a voluntary tip reporting program, the Service Industry
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