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41 Everyday Scams That Are Tough To Avoid

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Sales Tax

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The fact that no one knows how much money they need to buy something while they’re queuing for the register is pretty wild. Sales tax varies by state and city and county, Since it’s basically not the same in any two places, it’s impossible to do the math in your head — even if you do know how to multiply with decimals in your head. Sure, the money collected from sales tax funds various programs and services that are crucial to our society. But why can’t we have one standard tax and fold it into the price of goods and services? So you pick up something that costs $25, you know it’s going to cost $25, and whatever is added to the seller cost as a tax is paid to the state by the seller. Sales tax is one of the biggest everyday scams, and none of us are safe unless you live in Montana or Oregon.

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