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Should I Tip on bill amount without tax or total inclusive of tax?

creamy | Feb 10, 200807:33 PM     193

A friend of mine only tips on the full amount for food and beverages. He says the "tip" is for services rendered and should not cover what goes to Uncle Sam. Still, several times when leaving a restaurant, I've noticed the nasty looks by the wait staff. I think the tip should be on the full amount inclusive of tax. We both give a 15% to 18% tip; depending on the quality of service. What's is proper?

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