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Why are taxes so high in Missouri?

Asked by: emeka22uche 500 views YA Discussion

I recently purchased something from the Dollar Store (the item was $ 0.99) and the tax came up to $ 0.27. A friend of mine bought a pair of discount shorts for 4.98 and the tax ran up to 5.80. What happened to the taxes?
I meant to say, the tax ran the $ 4.98 item up to $ 5.80. The dollar item that I purchased came out to $ 1.26


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  1. Cathi K on Jul 09, 2012 Reply

    Sales tax would have to be consistent. Neither of those are the same percentage. I do not think your sales tax is that high. Look at your receipt for the percentage.

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  2. acmeraven on Jul 09, 2012 Reply

    Probably the same reason the good old USA has an unfunded liability of 120 trillion dollars; the people who vote for a living outnumber those who work for a living.

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  3. Lynne on Jul 10, 2012 Reply

    There is something missing in your question. The state sales tax in Mo on a 99 cent item is only 4 cents. Even if the purchase was made in an area with a high local sales tax, the tax would only be eight cents.

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  4. tro on Jul 10, 2012 Reply

    check your state web site the for the sales tax rate of your state
    all states that have sales tax are not the same, and even individual communities within the state may have a higher rate for local projects to be funded
    since the majority of states are near b/k sales tax rates have been increased to meet budget needs

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  5. Judy on Jul 10, 2012 Reply

    Something is seriously wrong here. No state has a sales tax that high.

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