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Restaurant payroll is governed by complex laws for employee wages and tips. Restaurants pay several forms of wages with varying tax treatments, making legal compliance a challenge.
For example, a restaurant employee's paycheck may include regular wages, tips and gratuities, banquet tips, service charges, and meals — with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requiring employers to handle each of these categories in a particular way.
If you own a business which employs any of the following classes of workers, this guide is for you: