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1. (WO2013154761) GRATUITY PROCESSING SYSTEM APPARATUS AND RELATED METHODS
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Pub. No.:    WO/2013/154761    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/032061
Publication Date: 17.10.2013 International Filing Date: 15.03.2013
IPC:
G06Q 10/00 (2012.01)
Applicants: PHILLIPS, Andrew, M. [US/US]; (US)
Inventors: PHILLIPS, Andrew, M.; (US)
Agent: HOLLAND, J., Mark; J. Mark Holland & Associates 3 San Joaquin Plaza, Suite 210 Newport Beach, CA 92660 (US)
Priority Data:
61/611,123 15.03.2012 US
Title (EN) GRATUITY PROCESSING SYSTEM APPARATUS AND RELATED METHODS
(FR) APPAREIL D'UN SYSTÈME DE TRAITEMENT DE GRATIFICATIONS ET PROCÉDÉS ASSOCIÉS
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Apparatus and methods are disclosed to improve the administration of tip monitoring, collection, and distribution, and related reporting needs (such as for U.S. tax reporting). POS systems and employee prepaid debit cards can be used to make the distribution process "cash-less." As indicated, the inventions disclosed herein can be used in a broad range of applications and provide many benefits. One substantial benefit is in helping companies and their employees/staff comply with U.S. income tax laws regarding "tip" income. Prior to 1988, employees who earned tips already were required to report their tips on their federal tax returns, but there was no corresponding requirement imposed upon their employers.
(FR)L'invention concerne des appareils et des procédés permettant d'améliorer la gestion des besoins en termes de suivi, de collecte et de distribution de renseignements, ainsi que des besoins connexes en matière de rapports (par exemple, pour la déclaration fiscale aux Etats-Unis). Les systèmes POS et les cartes de débit prépayées d'employés peuvent servir à rendre le processus de distribution « sans espèces ».
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)