The tip allocation rate for employees is equal to one of the following rates, as applicable:
- 8%; or
- the rate we determined after receiving form TP-42.15-V, Request for a Reduction in the Allocation Rate, which you or your employees sent us.
Reduction in the allocation rate
As an employer, you can request a reduction in the allocation rate if your employees' tips are often less than 8%. While it is generally your responsibility to make the request, if you refuse to do so, the employees of a regulated establishment can file it under certain conditions, provided a majority of the employees or a majority of the employees who make a particular category of sales (such as bartenders) agree that the 8% rate is too high.
For more information, see form TP-42.15-V.