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Abacre Point of Sale supports different methods of tips calculation. Go to main menu – Configuration – Property Settings – Taxes and Tips.
Uncheck Calculate Service Charge (Tips) option if the tips are not used in your restaurant or if you want to calculate tips on your own.
Check Calculate Service Charge (Tips) option if you want to calculate the tips and see different reports about tips.
There are two major tips calculation methods: manual and automatic (using formula).
Manual calculation method
With manual method a cashier/waiter may choose paid tips on Take Payment window (after pressing Close Order button). Tips option should be checked for this case on Take Payment window. In this method tips can be paid by any payment methods (cash, credit card and check).
Note: with this payment method tips are excluded from order's total. So order's total = subtotal + taxes (without tips).
Automatic calculation method
With automatic tips calculation the tips are calculated using the formula:
You should specify the tips rate on Configuration – Property Settings – Taxes and Tips. Furthermore the tips rate may be individual (different) for each waiter. In this case check Use individual tips from workers list option located on Configuration – Preferences – General.
Tips data maybe viewed on the following reports:
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