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Another Tipping Query

Original post made by GMC, Midtown, on Sep 17, 2007

I'd like follow up on the posting by "Curious" with another tipping thread. Consider this situation at a fictional restaurant called "Grant's Salt Shaker." Grant's cusine is a fusion of Indian-Mexican-Chinese-Ecuadorian and American comfort food. They have a fabulous wine list ranging from $30 all the way up to a $1000 bottle of champagne.

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Posted by Clue Train
a resident of Monroe Park
on Sep 17, 2007 at 5:40 pm

There is no other way than "A", unless K&R pay at least 15% for beverage service, or both parties pay at least 15% on their entire bill

"B" deserves a label of "cheapskate" for Ken and Rebecca

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Posted by taxman
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 18, 2007 at 12:24 pm

I can't remember what the actual deal is but I understood that "waiters" are taxed on tips at a rate of 8% (at least) of the bill regardless of whether they actually received a tip.

So, in the above scenario, they are going to be taxed on 8% of $1100 = $88. Assume a 25% tax rate and they will pay $22 in tax. So chosing "B" or "C" means your waiter is actually losing money by serving your table.

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Posted by janet
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 18, 2007 at 1:13 pm

A. Then Ken and Rebeccah are taken away to have their heads examined.

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Posted by Anamika
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 19, 2007 at 7:09 am

Janet - you had a very hilarious comment !

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