Hi ladies, I'm hoping this is not a ridiculously dense question because it makes sense to me one way and not the other, but I want to double check. Do you pay sales tax before or after gratuity? So say my venue cost for ceremony and reception is X dollars, do I calculate sales tax on X dollars or do I calculate sales tax on (X dollars + required 20% gratuity)? It makes NO sense to me to pay sales tax on gratuity, but I want to double check before I completely throw off my budget. I'm guessing this is a universal thing, and it says nothing about this in my contract.