sales and use tax

Definition

Sales tax is a consumable tax placed on retail sales, leases or rentals of most goods, and any taxable services in the state required. Use tax is used in relation to the sales tax and is applied when merchandise is purchased from outside of state lines for use or consumption. Forty-five states in the US which impose a sales tax also utilize a use tax.

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  • You need to know what the cost of a sales and use tax will be and break that down as part of your budget.

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  • Unfortunately, we have to charge sales and use tax for your purchase, as it is the law, but in order to offset that somewhat, we offer a 3% discount if you pay your bill within 10 days.

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  • The sales and use tax had been taken care of by the business owner as he was aware of the tax situation.

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