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How much is the sales tax in your state/country

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posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 06:25 AM
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We pay 8%sales tax on everything here. No exemptions at all. The government next year wants to raise it to 10% Yikes!
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posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 06:33 AM
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a reply to: musicismagic

I am not usually one to nit pick but wouldn't them two lines of text in your OP be better suited to a twitter or facebook feed?



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 06:40 AM
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originally posted by: oddnutz
a reply to: musicismagic

I am not usually one to nit pick but wouldn't them two lines of text in your OP be better suited to a twitter or facebook feed?



Don't know actually. I was just curious since here the sales tax will be going up and the economy going down. And I don't know the first thing about twitter or facebook, sorry.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 06:45 AM
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Wiki says all you need to know

en.wikipedia.org...

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 06:53 AM
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originally posted by: Indigent
Wiki says all you need to know

en.wikipedia.org...

en.wikipedia.org...


Hey, thanks.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:12 AM
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originally posted by: musicismagic
We pay 8%sales tax on everything here. No exemptions at all. The government next year wants to raise it to 10% Yikes!


10% eh?

Count yourselves lucky...we in the UK pay 20% flat rate.

Robbery? Course it is...VAT was only ever meant to be for the duration of WW1...but somehow, for some strange reason Government after successive government has been reluctant to repeal the tax ever since...can't work out why..

We pay double for our fuel too.

Worlds wealthiest nations (elites) don't get that way if they don't steal from their people left right and center, especially if those people don't kick up a massive crap storm about being robbed every day at least.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:19 AM
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We pay 12% in British Columbia. 5% federal and 7% provincial.

I would happily pay 100% sales tax on anything besides food, shelter and clothing, if they would just leave my income alone.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:22 AM
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originally posted by: MysterX

originally posted by: musicismagic
We pay 8%sales tax on everything here. No exemptions at all. The government next year wants to raise it to 10% Yikes!


10% eh?

Count yourselves lucky...we in the UK pay 20% flat rate.

Robbery? Course it is...VAT was only ever meant to be for the duration of WW1...but somehow, for some strange reason Government after successive government has been reluctant to repeal the tax ever since...can't work out why..

We pay double for our fuel too.

Worlds wealthiest nations (elites) don't get that way if they don't steal from their people left right and center, especially if those people don't kick up a massive crap storm about being robbed every day at least.


Taxes were never for a war effort, it was to secure loans that, at the time, were used for war but since then the loans never stopped. The government would never get approved for the loans if they didn't have their citizens wages as security.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:22 AM
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Everyone wants nice roads to drive on, good emergency services, running clean water

But no one wants to pay taxes



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:23 AM
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a reply to: MALBOSIA

Yeah, although i'm talking specifically about sales tax AKA Value Added Tax, not income tax.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:26 AM
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Take a look at the UK, sales tax (what they call value added tax, VAT) is 20% except for food and childrens clothing, even chocolate is taxed! (not classed as a 'food').



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:28 AM
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Where is "here" exactly?

Up in BC Canada we pay 12 % (7% PST, 5%gst).

We don't pay tax on everything just most things. It was worse with that harmonized sales tax bs that was 14 or 15%.... That was bs. So really I wouldn't complain. It could always be worse.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:31 AM
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originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: MALBOSIA

Yeah, although i'm talking specifically about sales tax AKA Value Added Tax, not income tax.



Canada did not have a VAT until the the late 80's I believe. It was our income tax that started during WW1.

No wonder we hopped the pond.... sheesh!



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:34 AM
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Not so...i realise a nation need fluidity to build and spend, but i would be happier if our taxes were applied in a much fairer way, with those in the bottom brackets of income or wealth exposed to a much lower degree of relative cost of living than the wealthier among us.

This ought to apply to every facet of life where expenditure and financial exposure is apparent IMO.

VAT, cost of fuel and energy, and basic necessities ought to be priced on a sliding scale according to means, and not just as a higher or lower personal tax allowance based upon income or earnings.

A person may fall into the lower income tax brackets because they either do little work, earn a small wage or don't work at all, but may have Millions in property and cash assets to rely on for their comforts and needs...but they pay the same tax at the fuel pump, pay the same cost of food and clothing, pay the same for their energy and the energy taxes they apply to that energy and just about everything else apart from taxes on savings and earnings as someone who has nothing in the bank, no property and are on minimum wage...how can that ever be considered fair and just?



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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originally posted by: snypwsd
a reply to: oddnutz

Where is "here" exactly?

Up in BC Canada we pay 12 % (7% PST, 5%gst).

We don't pay tax on everything just most things. It was worse with that harmonized sales tax bs that was 14 or 15%.... That was bs. So really I wouldn't complain. It could always be worse.


HST was better for me as a sub contractor. As it is now, I get no credit for the provincial tax that I pay on tools and materials. With HST I was able to write off the whole 12% as a cost, now I only get to write off 5/12 % and the customer only pays me 5% tax. Not the 12% I had to pay.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:38 AM
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Depends on what is taxed also. Here in the UK Alcohol, Tobacco and fuel can be as much as 70%+ Tax.

It's not enough to Tax everything you earn, everything you buy, everything you sell, but they go the whole hog and hit you with a Tax after you die just to rub it in. Rip off Britain..What a scabby, thievin ***thole of a country,

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posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:48 AM
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When you tally up all the tax you pay on luxuries to fuel to wages etc you are easily taxed at around 60% in any western country. It's a joke of a system



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:52 AM
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originally posted by: muse7
Everyone wants nice roads to drive on, good emergency services, running clean water

But no one wants to pay taxes

For the taxes we pay we should get a lot more. Just say I'm wrong, say it.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:58 AM
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Here in the UK we have vehicle road tax to cover the roads, our Ambulances our paid for via National Insurance taken at source and we pay seperatly for water services so for us none of those things come out of our 20% sales/vat tax.

a reply to: muse7



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 07:58 AM
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you guys are big pussies...25 % here...no exemption.

Take that !!



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