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    Sales Tax Exemptions

    For those that live in areas that assess sales tax and grant exemptions for neccesities it might behoove you when shopping to ensure that you are not being taxed on the exempted items.......

    A western Pennsylvania woman won $100 plus court costs after she sued Kmart for twice collecting sales tax on a nontaxable necessity: toilet paper.

    Mary Bach, of Murrysville, said Kmart offered to settle the case out of court before a Thursday hearing at which a Monroeville district judge sided with her. But the settlement required her to sign a confidentiality agreement, which would have defeated the purpose of her suit, Bach said.

    "I want consumers as they shop during the important holiday to be aware of what is and what isn't taxable," Bach said after the verdict. "I would lose my ability to spread that message if I were gagged."

    Bach sued in October after a Kmart store in Monroeville twice collected a 7 percent tax _ 28 cents _ when she bought a 12-roll package of toilet paper for $3.99.
    Although most paper goods are taxable in Pennsylvania, toilet tissue is listed as a nontaxable item by the state Department of Revenue.

    Bach said shoppers "need to look at every line" on sales receipts when they shop.

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    Re: Sales Tax Exemptions

    She shopped at K-Mart - the one place in the world worse than Wal-Mart. What did she expect?


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    Re: Sales Tax Exemptions

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    She shopped at K-Mart - the one place in the world worse than Wal-Mart. What did she expect?

    Ohhh now now, Kmart is not worse than wal-mart...Nothing is worse than wal-mart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    She shopped at K-Mart - the one place in the world worse than Wal-Mart. What did she expect?
    I didn't know that there was anyplace worse than Walmart!! How do you REALLY feel about K-mart??



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    Re: Sales Tax Exemptions

    Let's just say the K-mart in Ames doesn't compare to the 2 K-marts in Davenport - Davenport Wal-marts are high class in comparison...


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    Re: Sales Tax Exemptions

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Ohhh now now, Kmart is not worse than wal-mart...Nothing is worse than wal-mart.
    Have you been to the K-mart on Hubbell?

    Try it...then come back and retract your statement!! LOL


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    Re: Sales Tax Exemptions

    TP is taxable in iowa... there is no exemption.



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    Re: Sales Tax Exemptions

    K-Mart is most certainly worse than Wal-mart, end of story.



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    Re: Sales Tax Exemptions

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    TP is taxable in iowa... there is no exemption.
    And here I was getting ready to sue Hy-Vee. This sure puts a damper on my lawsuit



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    Re: Sales Tax Exemptions

    Changing the codes on all the taxable/non-taxable items, AND MAINTAINING IT is a pain in the butt. Especially in variety stores where the exact same item if purchased in one place and is taxable, but is non-taxable in another place, within the exact same store.

    For instance, that frozen burrito you picked out of the freezer case is non-taxable. That exact same burrito, which is designed to be nuked in the store, or is in a "heater case" is taxable.


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    Re: Sales Tax Exemptions

    Quote Originally Posted by herbiedoobie View Post
    Changing the codes on all the taxable/non-taxable items, AND MAINTAINING IT is a pain in the butt. Especially in variety stores where the exact same item if purchased in one place and is taxable, but is non-taxable in another place, within the exact same store.

    For instance, that frozen burrito you picked out of the freezer case is non-taxable. That exact same burrito, which is designed to be nuked in the store, or is in a "heater case" is taxable.
    There is a solution. Move somewhere where a sales tax is not levied.

    Fortunately, I have no sales tax, property tax, or state income tax to pay.



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    Re: Sales Tax Exemptions

    How does your state pay the bills?



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    Re: Sales Tax Exemptions

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    How does your state pay the bills?
    90% of the state's revenue comes from taxes levied on energy companies. The remainder is derived from professional licensing fees, tobacco taxes, alcohol taxes, etc.

    In addition, residents have an ownership stake in the Permanent Fund which has assets just shy of $40 billion. Past earnings from the fund are distributed to the residents of the state. This year the distribution was $1,654 per person (man, woman, and child).



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    I guess there has to be some reason to move to Alaska...



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