In one of the posts on here, techwife mentioned something about paying the tip in cash instead of on the credit card.
I wonder if all places claim that tip as income on your W2.
I know, all tips are supposed to be reported. How does the IRS know? I guess they don't know unless it is on a credit card or you report every single penny.
Many years ago, many restaurants and places would hold the tip back until they got payment from the merchant bank. I'm glad computers have put an end to that practice.