Filing taxes can be more complex for those who work in the gig economy, such as driving for Uber or Lyft. A taxi drives by a phone displaying the Uber app in Barcelona on March 13, 2018.
1. Uber or Lyft drivers
Tipping for Uber and Lyft isn't exactly the same as when it comes to standard taxis (which is 15 to 20 percent). With ride-hailing apps, you can leave $1 to $2 per person for short rides. On longer trips, 10 percent is standard, with up to 20 percent for exceptional service.
Keep in mind, when it comes to traffic, construction or other inconveniences, it's polite to give a little extra.
2. AAA tow service
When AAA's tow service comes to save the day as you're stuck on the side of the road, it's appropriate to leave the driver $5 to $10. However, if the tow bill is already high or you simply can't spare the change, you aren't obligated to do so.
San Francisco is the most expensive city to hire a babysitter, Phoenix the least expensive, according to UrbanSitter.
A good trustworthy babysitter is a valuable person to keep in your life. To ensure they're happy, you should regularly tip them a minimum of 10 percent. For exceptional service (staying later than planned, last minute help, or dealing with a sick child), you can also give up to 15 percent.
Around the holidays, it's also polite to give one week's worth of additional pay.
4. Coat checkers
If you've ever checked your coat at a club or other venue and wondered if you should leave a tip, yes you should. The standard is $1 per coat. When you're feeling generous, you can give an additional $2 to $5 when you come to pick up at the end of the evening.
5. Dry cleaning or laundry pick up
Depending on how much you've had washed, the standard tip varies from $3 to $5. For large loads, you can also tip a little more. If the person is different at pick up and delivery, you may want to consider tipping both times.
6. Food delivery
Whether it's the pizza boy or delivery from a restaurant around the corner, the standard amount is 10 percent. If the bill is small, you shouldn't give less than $2.
7. Haircuts or blowouts
A quality hairstylist is important and also someone you want to keep happy. A standard tip is 10 to 15 percent, and up to 20 percent when you're especially pleased with the service. If multiple people are involved with the process (washing, drying, etc.), you should tip each person individually. The person doing your hair gets the biggest tip, but someone who dries your hair should receive at least $5.