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US Sales Taxes
All prices that you can see in shops, restaurants, motels, etc. in the USA exclude sales tax. A sales tax is a tax on consumption, which is displayed as a percentage of the sale price. Sales taxes are in every state, but Oregon, Montana, Alaska, Delaware and New Hampshire.
There are some goods which are sold for at the quoted price, sales taxes are not charged for them. For example, prices that are mentioned in motel chain directories always exclude sales tax. Other exceptions are:
- Prices for petrol, they always include all applicable taxes.
- Prices for road tolls, road bridge tolls or road tunnel tools are free from sales taxes. However, taxes are added to ferry charges.
- Prices quoted on coin operated vending machines and in coin laundries, etc, include sales tax.
- The price for postage stamps is free from taxes.
- Sales taxes are not charged on the entrance to National Parks, National Monuments, State Parks, Provincial Parks, etc.
In the USA the tax rate differs from state to state. Besides federal and state taxes, there are also local country and city sales taxes. There are items that are tax free. Some items go with different rates of sales tax.
In some cases, you will have to pay also taxes on your on-line purchases. It depends on your location and the official location of the seller. If your and the seller are located in the same state, you will be charged according to the local tax rates. In case you and the seller are located in different states you won’t be charges any tax fees.
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