The cost of services are higher than advertised because of taxes and gratuities. Gratuities have become normalized and expected rather than a gift of thanks. They are no longer consider a gift to insure service since the gratuity is expected and provided after the service. Service providers are using gratuities to compensate their employees as a planned part of employee income. The total cost including service and taxes should be provided to the consumer before having to make purchase decisions.
Gratuity, service tax, tipping, service