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The Hidden Tax

I can’t get used to “the hidden tax” in the United States. Personally, I like my prices right out there where I can see them.

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So, where’s the trick? In the US there’s no such thing as the VAT 1 and the prices you see in stores aren’t the final prices. Instead, the sales tax is added at the check-out, so the final amount is slightly higher than what you had anticipated. Your foreign self might wonder whether you are mathematically challenged or the victim of a grocery scam. Quite the financial clusterf**k.

1 Comment

  1. Frank Harr

    I wonder if it was written into the law by people who don’t like sales tax but couldn’t get the support to get rid of it. Alternatively, stores could have been claiming that tax wasn’t already included and thus assessing it twice.

    People stink.

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