The one big problem Trump has in making his tipping tax promise a reality |  USA and the world
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The one big problem Trump has in making his tipping tax promise a reality | USA and the world

In an appeal to Nevada voters, former President Donald Trump promised rallygoers that he would not “tax tips” on those who earn money from them.

However, Trump as president would have no influence on taxation of tip income. Congress would have to change the law, and the former president’s campaign told the Washington Examiner it would ask Congress to do so.

“For hotel workers and people who get tips, you’re going to be very happy,” Trump said at a rally in Las Vegas. “Because when I get to the office, we won’t be collecting taxes on tips.”

The former president’s campaign also blamed President Joe Biden for “aggressively” “tightening up the IRS in going after tipped workers.” The attack likely targeted the voluntary tip reporting program, the Service Industry Tip Compliance Agreement, or SITCA, under which employers of service workers and the IRS cooperate.

“You serve well. You care about people. And I think it’s going to be something that we really deserve,” Trump said. “That’s why these people who work in restaurants, regardless of what the job is, whether they tip, we will no longer pursue taxes.”

If Trump is reelected, he will have a chance to oversee how congressional lawmakers change tax policy when much of the former president’s tax package expires in 2025. If the GOP can maintain a majority in the House and flip the Senate, Trump could have a better shot at familiarizing yourself with the legislation related to service advice.


Trump’s tip tax promise may appeal to working-class voters in Nevadans in a state that has voted blue since Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. Some of them are Latino voters to whom Trump is trying to market this campaign.

CookPoliticalReport rates Nevada as a tie-breaking state and would give the winner six electoral votes when a Trump-Biden rematch comes down to a tight battle for about seven states in November.