Tipping the Delivery Boy

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    Is it necessary to the tip the delivery boy (from the pharmacy or grocery or even the guy who shleps your groceries from the store to your car)? If it is necessary to tip, what is the normal tip in New York?

    Same question as above regarding a valet parking attendent.


    For a restaurant delivery i tip $2 for pharmacy i think $1 is enough.


    And same questions regarding a local car service driver.


    @shmoel: Many of the delivery “boys” are men trying to support their families. It’s not mandatory to give a tip, but it sure is nice. Depending on how big your order is. If your order is for a major Yom Tov, tip a bit more. If you get deliveries from the same store most of the time give what you feel you are comfortable giving.

    Please keep in mind that if you in a house/building with no elevator, you should definately give something.

    I usually tip a one or two dollars. Also keep in mind that tip money is not taxable, so whatever tips the delivery men make is full-take home pay.



    I suggest closing this thread and allowing the discussion to continue here:



    walton157, If the delivery person is either a yerei Shamayim or an yerei IRS, tips are taxable income and must be reported to the IRS. So while many, if not most, tips are not reported, it is taxable.

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