(Closed) SPINOFF: Do you tip before or after taxes

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Do you calculate your tip based on a before tax amount, or an after tax amount?
    Before tax : (32 votes)
    31 %
    After tax : (66 votes)
    64 %
    Some other method (please explain) : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I calculate my tip based on the after tax total.  I’d never really thought all that much about it though.

    Post # 4
    Member
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I just tip on the total with tax included.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I calculate my tip after taxes, but it doesn’t really matter, because I almost always overtip. Technically, tip is supposed to be calculated before taxes, but I don’t see any reason to nickel & dime over it…a dollar or two extra isn’t going to make or break me, but it might make my server’s day.

    Post # 5
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I tip on the before tax amount.  DH was a server all through college and that’s what he  says is really expected, with tipping on the tax total being a (sneaky) bonus.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We don’t have a sales tax in Oregon, but when we travel out of state we tip of the total amount including tax.

    Post # 7
    Member
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i tip after taxes because i take the tax and usually triple it for a tip.

    Post # 8
    Member
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @KatyElle:  I just tip on the total with tax included.


    This.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Total, including tax.

    Post # 9
    Member
    14497 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Before tax, cause I just take the tax and x3 for tip.

    Post # 12
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    Honestly I am a cheap tipper all around, like $2.00 for an alright meal, $4.00 if it was really good, $5.00 if it was exceptional. I don’t base it on the total, our meals typically run $30 – $50 for the two of us and basically ask nothing of our server other than to take our order and bring out the meal.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1568 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I tip on the whole amount including tax, but I was once a waitress and I wouldn’t think twice abgout someone tipping me on the cost of the product/service not including tax. I always tip at least 20%  & usually anywhere from 25-30%.  I think it’s time for the percentage of tipping to go up. Many states haven’t raised the minimum wage for weightstaff in 10 plus years and the cost of living has sky-rocketed.

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