(Closed) Tipping?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What do you do?
    Add tip on amount of bill before taxes : (9 votes)
    50 %
    Add tip after taxes are added : (9 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Total bill after taxes.

    Post # 7
    2551 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I do it on the total AFTER taxes just b/c I’m lazy & its easy- I’ve been to quite a few local restaurants where they don’t give the total before taxes anyway so that would be quite the hassle. Oh, and my area has a pretty high tax rate for the US as well- we’re at 8.5%….

    Post # 4
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    TO – sentenced2life:  Another Canadian here…

    The norm in Canada is to TIP on the amount BEFORE TAXES (and ya I hear ya, as a fellow Ontarian a minimum of 28% Extra… 13% HST + 15% TIP can add up really quickly)

    *Many places in the US tip on the amount AFTER TAXES, but then single digit taxes south of the Border is very common (versus up here where our highest sales tax rate can be MORE than 15% effective rate in some Provinces) 

    Post # 5
    11351 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    On something substantial, I probably would tip only on the products and/or services purchased and not on the tax. However, when I go to a restaurant, I tend to just tip 20 percent of the total bill, without subtracting the tax.

    Post # 6
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It is proper etiquette to tip BEFORE tax and also BEFORE any coupons or discounts. I generally tip after tax, anyway, and round up because I was a server, and a few extra cents or even bucks isn’t going to make or break me, but it could make someone else’s day 🙂

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