by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 29, 2012

the word tax being cut with scissorsBefore signing a banquet event order or paying an invoice, find out if city or county sales taxes apply to the service charge. "In some cases the tax is applied when it's not supposed to be," says Suzette Eaddy, CMP, director of conferences for the New York City-based National Minority Supplier Development Council. "Ask [the supplier] if labor or service charges are taxed, and then review the bill to ensure that the taxes were applied only to the appropriate items."