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What Is Your Sales Tax Rate?  
User currently offlineTheGov From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 414 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

With the previous discussion on sales tax deductability, I thought I would pose the question:

What is your sales tax rate?

Ours is 9.75% on everything

It does top out on some big ticket items at $1,600.00, however


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Well here in Canada we have the GST (Goods and services tax) which is 7% and then most provinces have their own sales tax called PST (Provincial sales tax) which varies province to province and is on top of the GST. I live in Alberta which has no PST Big grin If it wasn't for GST we'd have no sales tax whatsoever.

Kris



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User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

Hey, VonRichie; I'm jealous of your sales tax.  Laugh out loud
Here, in good ole Ontariario, we pay the 7% GST... PLUS an 8% PST. Yes, folks... That's an additional $15 on your $100 purchase. You can see how that really adds up when you purchase big-ticket items such as a fridge or stove, washer or dryer.... Or a car :-{


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

Here in Massachusetts we pay 5% on purchases, however items such as groceries, clothing and magazines (I believe the tax is built into the price) are tax free.

LH423



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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5366 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

5% sales tax here in South Carolina, but there's allowance for local option taxes - as a result, if you go into Columbia proper and eat at a restaurant you'll pay 5% tax plus an extra 2% hospitality tax. The idea was originally to raise money to build a new ballpark for our minor league baseball team, but that went nowhere, unlike the team, which plans on moving to GSP.


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User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

7.5% on non-food items.

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5981 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

Well, the danish equivalent of the sales tax (I think) is called "Moms" - and it's a whopping 25% applied to most goods.

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3981 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

Our sales tax is 4.25% here in NY.


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

The Yukon has 7% General Sales Tax like the rest of Canada; but because we are a Territory, no Provintial Sales Tax for us!


CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Actually, CanadianNorth, GST stands for Goods and Services Tax... But, I'm sure you already knew that ;-]

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5981 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Boeing7E7,
then you don't want to know what I pay in regular taxes  Insane


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

For sales taxes, we've got the "Mehrwertsteuer" (Value Added Tax) here in Germany: 7% for food, 16% for just about everything else (I think there are one or two other exemptions from the 16% rate, but I'm not sure - I think newspapers and magazines also have a lower rate)...



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User currently offline777heavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Leskova

you are right. 7% for food (except luxury food like caviar, lobster), books, some kind of art, public transport, some agriculture and forestry products, milk, animal feed.

And from time to time, particularly when our national tax revenue is decreasing, we have a debate about raising these VAT.

Daniel

[Edited 2004-10-09 12:16:15]

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Our sales tax is 4.25% here in NY.

Plus various county/city rates. New York's rate structure is actually less confusing than many states. Missouri may be the dubious champion in that regard, with something like 500 rates throughout the state.



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2241 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

In Houston, it's 8.25%; outside city limits, it's 7.25%

When you stay at a hotel or rent a car, it's a lot more (got to pay for those new stadiums somehow!)




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User currently offlineImonti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

That puzzles me with the americans, im some places they give u the before tax price, only to confuse people when the check out.

In south africa we have vat at 14% and it is built into the price, what u see on the shelf is what u are paying for the product and the business then does their vat. I think in some cases vat is not valid.

Eg in Coca-Cola seel coke to a supermarket then coke dont add the VAT but the supermarket does.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

When you stay at a hotel or rent a car, it's a lot more (got to pay for those new stadiums somehow!)

Sales tax surcharges on hotel rooms and rental cars are easy to impose from a political standpoint. Most of the people who pay them are from other cities or states, and therefore can't vote against the politicians who imposed them.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2752 times:
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Imonti that last line is not quite true, the whole point of "value added tax" is that you charge tax on the added value. Coca Cola will charge the supermarket VAT on the cost price of the coke, just like Coca Cola pays VAT on the cost of the raw materials for making that same coke.

You're obviously too young to remember but the first added tax we had here was GST at 4% which was introduced in 1978. At that time the shops had the choice of including or excluding the tax which caused no end of confusion, so when VAT replaced GST in 1991 it had to be included in consumer prices. At that time it was 10% and was increased to 14% in 1993. VAT is levied on all consumer goods except gold which is zero VAT rated.

I sell medical capital equipment and we always quote excluding VAT as the buyer can usually claim the VAT as capital input tax so we quote them what their real cost will be.




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User currently offlineJAXpax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

It's 7% here, including state and local taxes (our city and county governments merged and are one entity, so the county = the city).

User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

We pay 8.25% here in Central Texas.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

Where I live (Clayton County), our sales tax rate is 7%; in the City of Atlanta, they just recently upped theirs to 8% to help pay for the upgrades to their outdated (some sections were build in the late 1800s) and overloaded sewer system.

User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13042 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

In New Jeresy, the rate is 6%, although some cities (i.e.: Newark, Elizibeth - except EWR site - Camdem, Paterson, Passaic, Jersey City) have a 3% rate. Sales tax is not charged on most food (except prepared foods, snack foods, resturant meals), clothing, medical products, or 'necessities' like toilet paper. There are also additional sales taxes above the general sales tax , an 'accomidation tax' for hotels and a $2/day on car rentals for 'homeland security', mainly to pay for overtime for and additional state and local police. With some exemptions (including Atlantic City and selected parts of Elizabeth) the rate is consistant and there are no local sales taxes.

User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2727 times:

In the City of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), sales tax is 7%. There is no tax on groceries. In the suburbs, sales tax is only 6%. But I sure wish I went to Delaware more often...they don't have sales tax.

User currently offlineMHTMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

In the city of Chicago it is 8.75% excpept for restaurant meals which are at 9.75%, and food which is 2%. No sales tax on newspapers or magazines.

User currently offlineN771AN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

That puzzles me with the americans, im some places they give u the before tax price, only to confuse people when the check out.


That's so you can compare prices across a wide range of sources because of the numerous different tax rates. It's also more expensive for retailers. (Can you imagine the cost of printing 400 different price tags for a single item for national retailers?)


25 Sebolino : It's what we call in France "Tax on Added Value" or "Taxe sur la valeur ajoutée (TVA)". We have 3 of them, depending on the good. - 5% : reduced TVA
26 Mia : We have 7.5% in Tallahassee and in Broward Counter 6% sales Tax. The solution for us is to buy from outside the state and get our stuff tax-free. We s
27 Jasepl : We have a similar system to the one followed in America: different states set different rates. In my state, depending on what you're buying, ST can be
28 Post contains images YooYoo : We have the GST at 7% as previously mentioned by other Canadians, but, living in Ontario as i do we have an additional 8% Provincial tax thrust upon u
29 Panam330 : "Our sales tax is 4.25% here in NY." Where in NY do you live, though? Here in beautiful Onondaga County (Syracuse and the surrounding suburbs), it's 8
30 Dragon-wings : Panam30 wrote: Where in NY do you live, though? Here in beautiful Onondaga County (Syracuse and the surrounding suburbs), it's 8.25%. I saw on the new
31 Post contains images RobertNL070 : In the Netherlands we pay 19% BTW value added tax on 'luxury' items, and 6% on other things: food and drink - except alcohol; books and newspapers; ag
32 British767 : All over the UK it is 17.5% VAT. It is included in the price shown, and so it is not added when you go to pay.
33 EGGD : VAT is 17.5% here, I'm not sure to which items it applies to and which it doesn't, but I haven't heard of any other 'special' rate other than the stan
34 N6376m : In Gainesville, FL, the combined rate is 7.00%. However at the end of August, voters narrowly (by just over 100 votes) approved an additional .25% for
35 LHMark : In Monroe County, NY (home of Crapchester), we face a daunting 8% sales tax, which explains why the biggest shopping area in the region is Just over t
36 Iowaman : We pay 6% on everything but food items (no tax on food, except some candy). A lot of people drive across the boarder to Minnesota to go shopping for c
37 Dinker225 : Here in Anchorage there is no sales tax. There is however a hotel room tax and I believe there is a car rental tax. Dinker
38 Airbus Lover : Like all of Canada, 7% GST and another PST for the beautiful British Columbia of 7.5%. A real pain in the ass when you're buying, say, a car. If the c
39 LY7E7 : VAT tax in Israel applies to all goods and services. The rate is 17% for any amount.
40 ZKSUJ : If you are talking about GST (goods and Services Tax), here in NZ it is 12.5%.
41 Damirc : As far as I'm aware ... The general VAT over here is 20%, but there are few exceptions (food, building materials, etc.) where the VAT is 8.5%. D.
42 JeffM : Sales Tax Rates 2.50% City of Centennial 2.90% State of Colorado 0.60% Regional Transportation District (RTD) 0.10% Football Stadium (FD) 0.10% Scient
43 PHLBOS : In the City of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), sales tax is 7%. There is no tax on groceries. In the suburbs, sales tax is only 6%. I don't believe PA ch
44 Ltbewr : Generally in the USA, sales taxes are not included within the price of the product. One reason is that if a product is to be resold, then the final pu
45 Post contains links EA CO AS : Here's a recent breakdown of local, county and state taxes assessed for people and businesses in Phoenix, AZ: http://phoenix.gov/PLT/ctr0601.html
46 KYIPpilot : 6% sales tax here in Michigan.
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