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NOLATiger71
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I tip 20% on subtotal.


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zippyputt
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I always tip on the total, but think it is supposed to be pre tax.


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tokenasian37
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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Thoughts?


I tip on pre-taxed amount; the real question...do you tip 20% on alcohol i.e. bottles of wine, liquor, etc?


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Tigertown in ATL
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Georgia foothills
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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will tip a much higher percentage because the breakfast food is inexpensive.


I tip much higher % at Waffle House than at a steakhouse.
They may not be as sophisticated but they work harder.


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Sus-Scrofa
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Member since Feb 2013
4390 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
In normal situations with average expected service, I take the total of the bill, round up to the next big number and give 20%. Makes the math quick and easy.

$9.50 rounds to $10 = 2 dollar tip

$12.50 rounds to $15 = 3 dollar tip

$17.50 rounds to $20 = 4 dollar tip


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lsu777
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westlake
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
i usually just tip to make the check an even number on the 10s making sure its over 15% and usually closer to 25% depending on service.


Flglenn
Member since Aug 2021
4 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
If a waiter asks if I want change, their tip just took a dive. Example: Bill is 23 bucks and I give them two twenties and they say "Do you require any change?" Yep every penny of it. Tip went from 25% to 15%.


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Flglenn
Member since Aug 2021
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
If a waiter asks if I want change, their tip just took a dive. Example: Bill is 23 bucks and I give them two twenties and they say "Do you require any change?" Yep every penny of it. Tip went from 25% to 15%.


LouisianaLady
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2009
77493 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
They haven’t even looked at what you left when they ask that. They’re just seeing if they can shove it into their bank to deal with later, or if they need to go find change to break it for you and come back.

When you’re slammed, getting change for a cash table takes time away from your other customers, so you’re just making sure you won’t come back with change to an empty table that didn’t need it.

If your tip decreases for things like that, I’d wager you’re a needy patron in the first place who has simply convinced yourself you’re not ~in these special circumstances~
This post was edited on 9/10 at 8:28 pm


MeridianDog
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I look at the bottom figure on the bill and tip off that amount.


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Demshoes
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
Whatever the total with tax is I double. A little more sometimes during Covid


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lsu xman
Member since Oct 2006
14256 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
On the little ipad screen that turns around at the register offering 10, 15, 20% etc, is that pre or post tax? I never pay attention..
This post was edited on 9/11 at 9:34 am


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SixthAndBarone
Tampa Bay Rays Fan
Member since Jan 2019
1737 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I tip based on the total on the receipt. I guess it includes taxes, I've never been a cheap bastard that considered that.


Rohan Gravy
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2017
13045 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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I tip based on the total on the receipt. I guess it includes taxes, I've never been a cheap bastard that considered that.




Once again.


The original posts question was what is the proper etiquette for tipping.



The correct answer is 15-20% for good service before taxes.


If you want to tip 30-50-75% is your choice and that’s just great.


But for you and any other “high rollers” that would suggest anyone is being cheap for following proper etiquette…..


Well y’all are just pretentious AHoles


SixthAndBarone
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Member since Jan 2019
1737 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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But for you and any other “high rollers” that would suggest anyone is being cheap for following proper etiquette…..


I just tip based on what the receipt total says, bro. It’s a pretty simple concept. Seems like good etiquette to me. If you want to tip based on pre-tax amount, go for it. But why are you trying to argue your choice?

I don’t even know what restaurant tax is. But if it’s 10%, and you tip 20%, isn’t that just 2 cents extra per dollar? I understand it would be higher in New Orleans, don't they have extra tax for restaurants? But aren’t we talking an extra $2 tip for a $100 bill?

And this is what you’re trying to tell people they are doing wrong? Tipping an extra 2 cents on every dollar?

This post was edited on 9/12 at 2:51 pm


Rohan Gravy
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2017
13045 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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And this is what you’re trying to tell people they are doing wrong? Tipping an extra 2 cents on every dollar?




There seems to be a comprehension issue in this thread.


I never said anybody was wrong for tipping whatever they want.

I did say they are wrong for accusing somebody of being cheap for tipping 15-20% before taxes.


And for what’s it’s worth I usually tip before taxes plus more which usually comes out to more than 20% of the total bill.

I was a waiter at a high end restaurant and I’m aware of the ins and outs of the business.


Once again, I’ll repeat, for those with compression issues..


I was just answering the original question.


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tduecen
TBD Fan
Member since Nov 2006
156133 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I watched one of those at Superior, person came in and ordered some to-go meals. Waiter took everything and asked of he wanted anything and he said no.

Like 10 minutes later the person complained no one brought a water and chips to snack on while they waited. Waiter told them that they said no when asked. They responded with "those are complimentary and he shouldn't have to ask." Then proceeded to tell the waiter he lost a part of his tip. The person looked at us and said, "can you believe this guy?"

Needless to say on a 70+ to go order the person left like 2 bucks and are like a child. Had chips and salsa all over the place.


Jones
Member since Oct 2005
81038 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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Had chips and salsa all over the place.



The way people leave a mess behind is absurd. I hope the worst things in life for the people that leave their dirty masks behind.


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LouisianaLady
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2009
77493 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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Then proceeded to tell the waiter he lost a part of his tip.


Someone who tells a service person they lost part of their tip was never tipping well to begin with. People who tip well don't dangle it like a carrot in front of service people's faces like that. They just tip and shut up about it.


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Dances with Beagles
Member since Jul 2021
143 posts

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


I've started doing the same thing. It keeps things simple.


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