I, for one DO NOT think sales tax is fair...in Ohio we have a 6% sales tax on everything non-consumable (from what my parents tell me)
Originally posted by Sentaku senshi
>Essential items like food, medicine ect, is it taxed? If not what about meals in restaraunts ect?<
In PA there is a 6.5% sales tax on non-essential items. Meals in restaraunts are considered non-essential, also wedding dresses, and probley suits are not considered essential. Some things vary on where you buy them, such as if it's at a grocery store, or a gas station.
>Do you trust the stores not to rort the system? (ie charge too much and keep the rest)<
Well PA alreay has a sales tax (and income tax). Anyways the tax would have to be recored on the recpet and if mutlible people have recipts that show a higher tax then that store would most likly face punishment.
>If so what value is used to calculate the tax added? (original wholesale or the current value)<
Most likly the current value.
>I stopped running my own bussiness as I had to become a tax collector and spent one full day a month trying to work out the new tax<
Did you have employes? A sales tax is part of a few states already though some even collect tax on essential items *cough*NY*cough*.