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Offline Snively Bandar

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What's your local sales tax?
« on: June 10, 2003, 11:13 PM »
Buying tons of Star Wars goodies is expensive enough, but always having to tack on that little bit extra for sales tax pretty much blows.  I was just curious how high or low everyone else's sales taxes are around the country (or elsewhere).  I've heard of taxes as high as the mid 8%'s, but where I live it's only 4%, so I guess I don't have it too bad.

How about everyone else?

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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2003, 11:16 PM »
Here in Michigan its 6%
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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2003, 11:16 PM »
In L.A. County its 8.25% and over in O.C. its 7.25% (or something like that).  Its propablly will be going up since this state's economy is going the way of the Titainic,  ICE BERG HEAD.  ;D

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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2003, 11:17 PM »
In Canada we have 2 taxes.  Federal 7% and a provincial, here in Ontario its 8% for a total of 15% tax!!

Than again we don't have to pay for healthcare so....

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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2003, 11:38 PM »
Yup 15% sales tax in Quebec, and the rest of Canada, just try to beat that rest of the world!  ;D

But like Sp00ky said heathcare is great.
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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2003, 12:03 AM »
Health care is great?  When was the last time you guys were in an ER?  Yeah, it's free (minus tray fees, etc) but not great.  Waiting times for MRI's down south are long at 5 days.  Up here they are short at 6 months. :o

Manitoba is 7% and 7% so we got you easterners beat by 1% ::)  'Course, when Dale rolls in he has only one at 7% so he's got us all beat.  Damn Alberta.
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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2003, 12:09 AM »
My sales tax in Ohio is 6.25%.

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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2003, 12:21 AM »
North Carolina tax is 6.5%, with a new 0.5% "local" tax, to make it 7%.

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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2003, 12:46 AM »
I live in Armstrong County which is 6.25% I believe?  

Allegheny County which is Pittsburgh's county is 7.25% I believe, and Westmoreland County (which is between sort of to the left and below Allegheny) is around 7%.

Obviously, the further from a city you get the lower the tax rate generally.  

COL for Pittsburgh is generally low overall though, as opposed to a city like Chicago, LA, NY, and whatnot...  And it's voted the 2nd most beautiful place in the United States...  So there's some other benefits.   :D
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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2003, 01:21 AM »
I believe our tax is 8.75%, but that's ok...because I steal everything anyway.  

I just walk into the store, get what I'm gonna get front and center....or get five years for breakin' and enter.
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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2003, 02:04 AM »
5 % here in Boston, Taxachusetts but it's very deceiving.  There are hidden taxes in everything like weird phone bill taxes, rental taxes, state tax is insane.

Don't let the sales tax fool you.
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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2003, 04:16 AM »
The irony that Massachusettes would have taxation on everything possible. :)

Allegheny County is proposing a 10% alcohol tax which is pushing bars to protesting and such.  It's funny because in some instances you just cross a river and you're out of a county...  For going into the city to do your boozin' though, there's going to be a price hike.

I for one don't mind, but I see where the bars are coming from too.  Such is life though...  

No Star Wars tax though ever I hope...  Sometimes this hobby's taxing enough. :)
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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2003, 04:53 AM »
Too high,I don't know exactly I'll check.
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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2003, 07:03 AM »
5 % here in Boston, Taxachusetts but it's very deceiving.  There are hidden taxes in everything like weird phone bill taxes, rental taxes, state tax is insane.

Don't let the sales tax fool you.

And lets not forget the excise tax, which is a tax imposed on your vehicle (a percentage of the vehicle's worth).  They say its for road repair, upkeep, etc. but thats B.S. as Massachusetts has the worst roads I've ever driven on.  
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Re: What's your local sales tax?
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2003, 07:10 AM »
In Britain we have 17.5% VAT (“Value Added Tax”) charge . It’s included in the price of the goods upfront, so there’s nothing to add on at the checkout.