Why don't American stores just add taxes to the price tags?
For starters, sales taxes are handled at the state and local levels. Five states don’t have sales taxes: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, Oregon, and New Hampshire. Some states have a high sales tax—currently, Tennessee leads the pack with a hefty 9.47 percent rate. In California, many cities have their own sales taxes, which can push the total rate to over 10 percent.
If a company operates on a large scale, they’d have to price every product on a state-by-state, city-by-city basis to include sales taxes in the total. That’s one headache if they’re putting price stickers onto individual products; it’s another headache entirely if they’re putting the price on the product itself.
A good example: AriZona beverages, which often have a large “99¢" label printed directly onto their cans. To accurately label their products, they’d need to manufacture different cans for different areas.
A main reason: Conventional wisdom holds that consumers generally don’t figure sales tax at the point of sale. If you’re a store owner and you post a lower price, you’ll probably enjoy more sales overall.
Still, though, that’s a matter of choice on the part of the business. In some states (like Washington), it’s a matter of law, as sellers are expressly prohibited from including sales tax in the listed price.
With all of that said, in many countries, the listed price is exactly what you pay, since they’ve got different tax systems and different cultural attitudes toward marketing. In Japan, for instance, most stores show post-tax pricing (though some also show pre-tax pricing, since the country’s sales tax is a rather high 8 percent).
We don’t expect U.S. retailers to change their ways anytime soon. Consider this: If one store decided to start posting full prices with sales tax included, they’d have to explain their unique pricing system to every single customer—and to most business owners, that sounds like a headache.
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Dont Do it. I purchased $76.00 usd wine in Blaine Washington. When I got to the border you pay on wine a 85% markup fee ontop + federal & provincial tax. Also a litle volume is added in.So at the border I paid an extra $ 125.00 Cdn. So all in all, I could have purchased the wine in Canada for the same price with the Markup & taxes! FYI - Liqour - you pay…
Why dont we stop dealing with these com that move manufacturing out of the country to cheat on taxes. they just steal from the american public.?
Well you can actually get many cars for that price. I suggest doing some research, I wouldent suggest new because even with a price tag of 9999 there are going to be taxes and fees n such. Many good used cars out there for under 10K. Good luck (or you can buy my car, it blows smoke so people dont ride your a$$ XD )