26 U.S. Code § 45B - Credit for portion of employer social security taxes paid with respect to employee cash tips
For purposes of section 38, the employer social security credit determined under this section for the taxable year is an amount equal to the excess employer social security tax paid or incurred by the taxpayer during the taxable year.
In applying paragraph (1), there shall be taken into account only tips received from customers in connection with the providing, delivering, or serving of food or beverages for consumption if the tipping of employees delivering or serving food or beverages by customers is customary.
No deduction shall be allowed under this chapter for any amount taken into account in determining the credit under this section.
This section shall not apply to a taxpayer for any taxable year if such taxpayer elects to have this section not apply for such taxable year.
Sections 3(m) and 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, referred to in subsec. (b)(1)(B), are classified to sections 203(m) and 206(a)(1), respectively, of Title 29, Labor.
2007—Subsec. (b)(1)(B). Pub. L. 110–28 inserted “as in effect on January 1, 2007, and” before “determined without regard to”.
1996—Subsec. (b)(1)(A). Pub. L. 104–188, § 1112(a)(1), inserted “(without regard to whether such tips are reported under section 6053)” after “section 3121(q)”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 104–188, § 1112(b)(1), amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “Only tips received at food and beverage establishments taken into account.—In applying paragraph (1), there shall be taken into account only tips received from customers in connection with the provision of food or beverages for consumption on the premises of an establishment with respect to which the tipping of employees serving food or beverages by customers is customary.”
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