|April 7th, 2014|
|taxes, money [html]|
Why don't price tags show the after-tax price? In most countries this is standard, and in the US we do require it for a few things like gasoline and airline tickets. It's much more convenient for consumers because you know what something's going to cost and can have your money ready. The only advantages I can think of are relatively small:
- Keep people aware of taxes to feed anti-tax sentiment.
- Sell more stuff with a lower visible price.
- Lower apparent inflation.
(Some example rules.)