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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 19 Oct 2009 1:14 pm

BooneC wrote:Way in back in history, tipping was reasonably common, esp in more "westernised" establishments.

The 10% service charge was introduced to replace tipping when tipping was very strongly discouraged. I believe the 10% is required by law to be distributed amongst the staff, though that could well included indirects.

Based on old memories so not 100% sure.
Don't believe it for a minute. IRAS considers it as company income as GST must be charged on it. I cannot find anything that says the 10 percent must be distributed to staff.

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