Gratuities and Tips



  • Gratuities added to a hotel bill, because they become part of the lodging cost (allowable up to State maximums).
  • 15-20% tips for meals, within maximum meal rates, whether or not the receipt shows the tip.
  • Tips to cab drivers, as mentioned in Receipts are allowable.

Not Allowable

  • Tips to bell boys, parking lot attendants, room attendants, or any other situation where there is a choice made by the individual to tip. According to the State Comptroller's Office, such tips become a personal expense.