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Sales Tax Tracking

January 10th, 2013 at 06:51 pm

My overall feeling is that we don't pay a lot of sales tax. It's a tax that is easy to avoid with lifestyle choices.

SO, I am putting my feelings to the test. I don't know if I will have the patience to track this all year, or if it will get too tedious.

This is what I got so far:

Our sales tax just went up to 8% on 1/1.

I was pleased to see that our grocery bill was literally $0 sales tax. That is about what I expected - but seems like this or that or the other is always taxed. Obviously this was an all-food run.

(I think at Target dh also picked up some tape. I just lump most the household type spending with "groceries.").

This is all good, since grocery spending is the bulk of our retail spending.

We will see how the year progresses...

3 Responses to “Sales Tax Tracking”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I would think even a month of tracking might give you an idea about how a year would be. Good luck!

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    I pay zero sales tax as there is no sales tax in Oregon. If they lowered our property taxes, I would be willing to vote one in...DH thinks it is really the fairest tax of all....you are going to pay if you spend.

    Unfortunately, I don't know if we will ever get one....I don't think the elected officials could be trusted to say property taxes would be lowered if a sales tax was voted in. That seems to be the opinion of most people I know..lower property taxes and we will vote in a sales tax.

    I always forget when we are travelling out of state, I have to pay more than what the price tag says...lol

  3. snafu Says:

    I dislike the secret/hidden tax like that on gasoline, and those not identified as tax like air travel, driver's license, passport and border pass. We're charged tax if we buy iced tea in a bottle but not if buying dry powder in a cannister.

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