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HST on tips for service - yes or no? Posted on Oct 18, 2020

Here is an HST tip for TIP RECEIVERS.
Cosmeticians, taxi drivers, hair dressers, restaurant servers etc . Ever wondered if you should collect HST on the tips your customers give you?
The answer is ...
NO. As long as the tip amount is optional to the customer and it is not part of the original bill. If the tip is mandatory and is part of the original bill, then HST applies to it.