I have a question about taxes and tip outs!

So, I’ve been doing a bit of research on what I can claim and deduct for my taxes this season. Being a former Hooters girl, I know the uniform is a given. I’ve also been reading about tip outs, and how technically we aren’t supposed to claim them since it’s not money we end up with at the end of the night and the ‘tipped out’ employee has to claim them instead.

What if my managers at Hooters made me claim my tip outs?! How in the world would I go about doing my taxes?

(Submitted By May)