You might have seen a venue’s fees with a ++ after the dollar amount i.e. $60++
Those + signs refer to service charge and tax. Service charges at venues typically range from 20-25%. And tax is the current sales tax rate in each city.
A lot of people make the mistake of adding the service charge and tax and multiplying the sum percentage * the fee. That is incorrect because the service charge is taxable.
Fee: $60 | Service charge: 24% | Tax: 8%
Correct: $60*1.24*1.08 = $80.35
Even though the difference is just a little over a dollar, your final bill will be several thousand dollars and this will make a difference.
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