The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today released Notice 2023-13 , which contains a proposed revenue procedure that would establish the Service Industry Tip Compliance Agreement (SITCA) program, a voluntary tip reporting program between the 'IRS and employers in various service industries. . The IRS is issuing this guidance in the proposed format to provide an opportunity for public comment.
The proposed SITCA program is designed to take advantage of advances in point of sale, time and attendance systems, and electronic payment methods to improve tip reporting compliance. The proposed program would also reduce administrative burdens for taxpayers and the IRS and provide greater transparency and certainty for taxpayers. The proposed program includes several features:
The intent of the SITCA program is to serve as the single tip reporting compliance program for employers in various service industries and would replace the following programs:
The IRS continues to explore opportunities within the gaming industry and therefore this program has no impact on the existing Gaming Industry Tip Compliance Agreement (GITCA) program.
The proposed tax procedure provides that for employers with any of these existing agreements, such agreements will remain in effect until the earlier of: