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King Crab
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Houma
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Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
Had a discussion at a working lunch today regarding tip etiquette. One co-worker stated he doesn't tip based on the overall cost of the meal because he isn't "paying taxes twice." He bases the tip amount, usually 20% according to him, on the subtotal on the check.

Another co-worker took offense to that and stated you should always tip based on the overall check amount.

Thoughts?


Jones
Member since Oct 2005
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I look at the total. Tbh, I usually tip in cash so it kinda goes in multiples of 20s when its a lunch/dinner bill.

Just tip less if you want to tip less. Making excuses like youre paying taxes twice is silly


MapGuy
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
i double the taxes and round up..

tax on meal = $2.13 - tip $4.50 to $5.00

usually comes out to ~20%
This post was edited on 9/9 at 1:12 pm


Jor Jor The Dinosaur
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Member since Nov 2014
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I agree that tip should be calculated based on total and not total + tax, but more often than not I just do it based on the bottom line out of laziness.


nwacajun
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Member since Dec 2008
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
In all the restaurants when figuring a servers tip % it is off pre tax amount . I know that's not the question but thats how the restaurants figure it.


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Jones
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
Are people actually putting random amounts on tip lines like $16 or $22 unless it just rounds up to a whole number perfectly?

We are talking about $2 for every $100 spent.

An 'I tip at least 20% every time person' should look at an $85 bill and say ok 20% is 17 so I am going to leave $20 and call it a day.

Am I the minority(lol) here?



Midget Death Squad
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
Are we really that cheap now that we have to deduct the 10% of taxes out of that total before adding the 20% tip? This is a very miserly thing to do. Tell your coworker to stop eating out, because if he can't afford paying an extra 20cents then he probably shouldn't be eating out in the first place.


Double the bill and divide by 10, and you have an easy tip rule to live by. Tip less if service sucks; tip more if it's exceptional. Simple and appropriate


BMoney
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I double the tax and round up to the nearest dollar in most cases. Sometimes I add more. Rarely, less.


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LNCHBOX
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
quote:

Are people actually putting random amounts on tip lines like $16 or $22 unless it just rounds up to a whole number perfectly?


Yea But for any type of sitdown meal the floor is $5 for me personally. I also go with whole dollars.


Jones
Member since Oct 2005
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
Yea im not really talking about going to the vietnamese place by myself and the bill is $17. 5 or 7 bucks there is definitely fine.

But on an $80 bill, you would put 16 so its a perfect 20%? I would just put 20 and call it an even 100 bucks.

I never realized it until my gf pointed it out for like the 10th time, but all this mumbo jumbo goes out the window when the waitress is good looking


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Jones
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?

double post
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Sun God
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
quote:

Are people actually putting random amounts on tip lines like $16 or $22 unless it just rounds up to a whole number perfectly?

That’s what I do


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LNCHBOX
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
quote:

But on an $80 bill, you would put 16 so its a perfect 20%? I would just put 20 and call it an even 100 bucks.


I don't tip in cash, so getting a whole number that's "close" to 20% is no issue. When tipping in cash, I follow your lead. I don't like asking for change back


Jones
Member since Oct 2005
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I got into the habit years ago of always trying to tip in cash after a fiasco i had at a bar. I write cash on the tip line and tip in cash. Yea I dont want change either


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MorbidTheClown
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
i usually just look at the tax and double it.


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Packer
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Member since May 2017
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I tip on the total. Take 10% of the total bill x 2, then round up to whatever it takes to have my bill be $XX.00.


TideSaint
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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more often than not I just do it based on the bottom line out of laziness.


This.


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hobotiger
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Member since Nov 2007
4654 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I don't mind tipping with the tax included in the amount I tip on.

What I do mind are places that add the 3% credit card fee without letting you know beforehand and then they include that when they do the suggested tip amounts.

That was always a cost of doing business now it is becoming commonplace. Just raise your prices


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yellowfin
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Member since May 2006
95786 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I don’t tip cash so yes I put random amounts

$54 lunch tip is $11

$185 dinner tip is $37

I tip more than 20% for service staff that takes care of me regularly

ETA: I use bottom line with tax
This post was edited on 9/9 at 2:37 pm


NYCAuburn
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
In my area there are several restaurant districts setup where tax rate amounts to 18.6% on food and bev, so definitely not tipping with tax


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