WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Officials with the IRS have a New Year's resolution that changes the way waiters and waitresses receive some of the tips you leave behind.
Automatic gratuity tips at restaurants are taxable service charges starting in 2014, meaning waiters and bartenders won't receive that money at the end of their shifts.
Gratuity tips at Casey's Buffet are done on a volunteer bases, but with the IRS changing automatic gratuities to taxable service charges more restaurants could follow.
"The restaurants that have a policy of automatic gratuity it's going to create a little more red tape," said Larry Casey owner of Casey's Buffet.
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