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FAQs:  Foodservice Operations General

Is HST applicable to a bill that has a sub-total of food and beverage charges that includes gratuity charges?  (ie: banquets bill)
A tip or gratuity that is freely given by a customer, for example, cash not recorded on a bill, is not subject to the HST. However, if you add a mandatory or a suggested amount to the customer's bill as a service charge, you have to charge HST on that amount. Reference to answer:

What do I need to know about Fire Prevention for my Restaurant?
Restaurants present a significant fire risk that could destroy the entire building if not properly protected and maintained.  To learn more view Loss Prevention documents prepared by Western Financial Insiurance below:
  • Hotel Restaurant Safety - Click here.
  • Fire Prevention - Click here.