Sales Tax and VAT - Point of Sale Question

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TeamPlayer

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When I went on holiday to the US some years ago, there was one thing I noticed which was very different to the UK (one of many I hasten to add, lol).

I don't know whether it happens in all retail outlets, or, in every state. But, when I went to buy anything, say food in a restaurant, or a chocolate bar, the price shown was net of sales tax.

I bought the item at so many $'s or maybe cents, then the price went into the till, and sales tax was then added to give me the final amount, tax inclusive.

Which would you prefer if you had a choice? The tax already included in the price you see on the item, as it is with VAT here in the UK, or, the tax added at point of purchase?
 

odls

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I'm not overly bothered about which way it's done. It just gets me that we have to fork out double digit figures on tax, yet in the US it's around 5-7.5%.

How come they can do it, but we can't? :mad:
 
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