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Add tax support and partial split

There is a typical case I meet usually: I went to Walmart with my two roommates. X bought $10 things for himself, Y bought $12, Z bought $15. Meanwhile, we bought $30 things for sharing. And X paid the bill. Note that the money above didn't include the tax (I'm in US, one has to pay additional 8.75% tax of the original price). In this case we want to split the $30 and its tax equally, while each pay for his own thing including that tax. Since on the receipt the tax is only a sum, it's annoying for us to calculate the exact money (or the percentage) for each of us. I think it'll be great if we only need to input 1.the original money of each person, 2.the original money of the common part, 3.the tax-included total money, 4.tax rate, and it'll automatically calculate how much one owes. This is also useful when we go to restaurant together and order separately. The key fact is that the tax makes calculation difficult..

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    Qingquan Zhang (qqz) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  AdminSplitwise Support (Admin, Splitwise) responded  · 

    Sorry for the trouble – I’ll pass on the feedback! For now, you could try adding your bill on our website and choosing “itemized bill” as the split method, which includes some handling for tax (and for splitting up a bill’s items between multiple people).

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      • Marc Leeb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        when inputting restaurant bills and the like, it would be great if you could input the subtotal per person and the total tax and tip separately, and splitwise would divide the tax and tip by the percent of the subtotal.

      • Dominic Joseph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be better if there was a way to convert from specific unequal amounts to percentages. Like, my friends and I are at a restaurant, and we get the itemized receipt but we pay tax and tip in addition. We can add the itemized cost of each thing to Splitwise, but Splitwise doesn't have a way of changing those values to percentages of the whole. The reason we need percentages of the whole is to accurately calculate how much people owe for tax and tip.

      • Dina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would love for the app to apply tax to my expense ie. I'm splitting my grocery bill and adding individual amounts and my settings would have my pre-defined "user" tax amount.
        If you can get really fancy then you would have an option to somehow (smartly) have an override if you happen to be travelling and tax amounts change ...

      • Dan Erez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        many times we would like to split our bill before tax and only then add tax / tip per person ( buying at stores / eating at restaurants) . this could be implemented very simply by adding a pre-tax / post tax and tip button or adding tax by invited percent after the bill was split .

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