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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

1-Screen%20shot%202013-12-23%20at%201.44.55%20PM.jpgStarting January 1, 2014, restaurateurs will have to heed new rules from the IRS regarding automatic gratuities placed on checks. Automatic tips (like the 18% charge for groups larger than six) will be taxed just like regular income. Previously it was up to servers to report these service charges as income. [SF Biz Journal]
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