# Tax and tip Calculating gratuity

The meetup tries to get separate check when we can for dinners.

If that is not possible, then I suggest that people add up their food and drinks and then add 25% for tax and tip. It is reasonably easy to calculate. It is one dollar for every 4 dollars or 25 cents for each dollar.

Some don't realize that this much is needed, but with 8% tax this is really only a 15.74%. tip on the total bill including the tax. If an 18% gratuity is automatically added then a couple more cents per dollar is needed. If everyone would figure the 25% and then round up the total to the next dollar it would be fine.

For example if your meal is \$6.99, then the 25% method would be to add 1.75 for a total of \$8.74 and be generous by rounding up to \$9.00.

The \$6.99 has tax of 0.56 for a bill of \$7.55. A 15% tip is \$1.13 for a total of \$8.63. By leaving \$9.00 the tip is \$1.45 or 19% A reasonable number especially when you realize the waitress has worked just has hard as if you had bought something other than the cheapest thing on the menu. Less then \$1.50 tip per person for dinner is not too much. But any waitress should be happy with a 19% tip.

Another example is a \$20.00 meal. The 25% method would add \$5.00 for a total of \$25.00. The tax on \$20.00 is \$1.60 for a bill of 21.60. The tip would be \$3.40 or 15.7% of total bill (or 17% of the \$20.00)

A substandard tip, reflects on everyone in the group.

If everyone is very careful to add up everything they bought and then add 25% and round the total up to the next dollar, it is fair to everyone, and our group will be welcomed back to the venue. And we can return as individuals.

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