Check your Wal-Mart receipt..

Check your Wal-Mart receipt..

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tHe HaPpY hAcKeR

Branson, MO

#1 Sep 26, 2011
Pull one of your West Plains Wal-Mart receipts out and look carefully at it. Notice anything odd? Look at the sales tax they are charging. 7.762, and an additional 4.662..hmmm.. They are charging everyone 12.424% sales tax because when they leased the land it was in their contract to take care of all the maintenance on the parking lots and pavement. So our good friends at wally world snuck it in a bill that got passed that every business in that area can raise their own tax. It's just in that area..You can go across the street to Walgreens and they don't have it, you can goto the Snappy Mart past Wal-Mart, and they don't have it..Now, think about this..If wal mart makes $1,000,000 million per day during Christmas season alone, they are making $46,620 per day to upkeep their parking lot..Think it costs that much for upkeep? I don't.. So, my question is..1 How did this get passed, and 2. Who's pocketing all the extra cabbage? Folks, Wal Mart is a large part of what's killing our country and it's jerks like Trent Cochran who's doing the damage.
yep yep

United States

#2 Sep 26, 2011
This tax is BUll SH-t The smiths got this cid taxed through the city council, Its not right!! The owners of the land is getting the money. Wal-Mart didnt push for the tax the smiths did because they own the land they said they could not afford the upkeep on the parking lot etc... OH YEAH they also wanted to buy some bushes and flowers I avoid Wal- Mart because of this tax and you no whats sad some people dont notice the extra charge I have pointed it out to several people and now they avoid wal mart all they can.
will check before i shop

Branson, MO

#3 Sep 26, 2011
We will watch our receipts and if this is true my family will no longer do business there! I will first verify because there is a lot of bs on these forums,
you are wrong

Branson, MO

#4 Sep 26, 2011
look again! 4.662 is tax on groceries. and 7.762 on other items.they are not added together.
Cherrypie

United States

#5 Sep 26, 2011
I just checked my receipt. Ive got it right here in front of me. My total aside from the Taxes was: $74.88 ( the subtotal). Tax 1 @ 7.662% equals $3.94. Tax 2 @ 4.662% equals $0.95 causing my total bill to be$79.77. Sure we can say that 95cents isn't really anything but what's mine is MINE. This is some sneaky crap and I for one don't agree with it. Loving the online shopping and my local merchants even more now.
lol

United States

#6 Sep 26, 2011
you are wrong wrote:
look again! 4.662 is tax on groceries. and 7.762 on other items.they are not added together.
you are wrong there is not two different taxes for groceries and other items one is a cid tax that goes right into the property owners pocket do your research because i sure have that is why i do not shop there not that i make a difference but if enough people do it they will quit padding their pockets with our money we pay enough taxes without paying any more!!
lol

United States

#7 Sep 26, 2011
other property owners in west plains can not charge a cid tax just the smiths they said they can not afford the upkeep with the parking lot etc....
barack

Ozark, MO

#8 Sep 26, 2011
You people crack me up the 4% is the grocery tax
I know

United States

#9 Sep 27, 2011
barack wrote:
You people crack me up the 4% is the grocery tax
No kidding! I work at Wal-Mart and deal with this on a DAILY basis. It's groceries, people. Sigh.
you are wrong

Branson, MO

#10 Sep 27, 2011
Cherrypie wrote:
I just checked my receipt. Ive got it right here in front of me. My total aside from the Taxes was:$74.88 ( the subtotal). Tax 1 @ 7.662% equals $3.94. Tax 2 @ 4.662% equals $0.95 causing my total bill to be$79.77. Sure we can say that 95cents isn't really anything but what's mine is MINE. This is some sneaky crap and I for one don't agree with it. Loving the online shopping and my local merchants even more now.
if you had enough fingers to add you would find if they was charging 12% that would be over $9 tax and your bill would have been $84.

“Wasting brain cells on topix”

Since: Aug 11

West Plains, MO

#11 Sep 27, 2011
Could someone please educate me on this.

I understand the difference between a groceries tax and a regular tax, no problem.

But when I look at the Missouri tax site and other similar sites, the groceries tax is only 1.225%?

http://www.tax-rates.org/Missouri/sales-tax

Also, the Missouri tax 4.225%.

Again, I understand that local taxes are added to tax rates but does anyone KNOW what the additions are in our area to get to what we are charged? Is there a place to look these up?
The Sky Is Falling

Reeds Spring, MO

#12 Sep 27, 2011
THIS IS NUTS! WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING! THIS CANNOT BE LEGAL! WE MUST TAKE THIS TO THE STREETS 60'S STYLE PEOPLE!
me and u

Sparta, MO

#13 Sep 27, 2011
U can do something--STOP shopping at wal mart
Judge

Cross Timbers, MO

#14 Sep 27, 2011
Silly people. The CID tax is due to the property owner. Walmart is NOT the property owner.

I have in front of me a Walmart reciept, only groceries on it. There is only ONE tax rate on it, 4.662 percent. The grocery rate.

62.77 sub total, 2.93 in tax, for a total of 65.70
Judge

Cross Timbers, MO

#15 Sep 27, 2011
Cherrypie wrote:
I just checked my receipt. Ive got it right here in front of me. My total aside from the Taxes was:$74.88 ( the subtotal). Tax 1 @ 7.662% equals $3.94. Tax 2 @ 4.662% equals $0.95 causing my total bill to be$79.77. Sure we can say that 95cents isn't really anything but what's mine is MINE. This is some sneaky crap and I for one don't agree with it. Loving the online shopping and my local merchants even more now.
Silly girl. If you had completed 8th grade, you would have done your figuring like this.

Tax 1, 7.662 percent of 74.88 is 5.74
Tax 2, 4.662 percent of 74.88 is 2.61

Now, that is not what your receipt says, does it? Thats because you did not get charged two tax rates on each item, only tax 2 on groceries, and tax 1 on the rest!

Maybe this is the value of the education you never got!
Judge

Cross Timbers, MO

#16 Sep 27, 2011
Silly people, education should be for everyone!
grave digger

Ozark, MO

#17 Sep 27, 2011
the grave digger has a walmart reciept right in front of me,,,looks like the normal tax for items and the normal swindle tax or cid tax,,what ever you want to call it,,,but the funny thing is,,i turned it upside down an backwards to a light bulb,,and swear it has the word,,sukas,, imprinted in the paper,,,ha haa haaa,,,,they did paint new lines in the parking area this year,,and the crosswalks in front of the doors,,,how far do you sakas want for 46,000 bucks or more a month in cid taxes to streatch,,,my GOD people,,,,ha haa haaa,,,the grave digger says,,,everyone everytime your in walmart,,everyone eat 10 grapes for free,,,ha haa haaa,,,you sukas,,,didnt you know a smith is on the city council now,,,that swindle/cid tax aint going anywhere but up sometme soon,,,ha haa haaa,,,
thsgrl

United States

#19 Sep 28, 2011
Lmao this shit cracks me up.
Curious

Columbia, MO

#20 Sep 28, 2011
Ok, i just checked the listed link. It does state the following; Groceries: 1.225% Clothing: 4.225% Prepared Food: 4.225% Prescription Drugs: 4.225% Non-Prescription Drugs: 4.225%(a Copy and Paste by the way). Counties and cities in Missouri are allowed to charge an additional local sales tax on top of the Missouri state sales tax( another Copy and Paste). My question is what is the extra grocery charge on sales tax for and why. I understnad the CID tax, don't agree with it but then again I try my best not to shop at that end of town period. As with many people in this country I can use all the extra I can keep out of my pay check.
OMG

Sparta, MO

#21 Sep 28, 2011
Curious wrote:
Ok, i just checked the listed link. It does state the following; Groceries: 1.225% Clothing: 4.225% Prepared Food: 4.225% Prescription Drugs: 4.225% Non-Prescription Drugs: 4.225%(a Copy and Paste by the way). Counties and cities in Missouri are allowed to charge an additional local sales tax on top of the Missouri state sales tax( another Copy and Paste). My question is what is the extra grocery charge on sales tax for and why. I understnad the CID tax, don't agree with it but then again I try my best not to shop at that end of town period. As with many people in this country I can use all the extra I can keep out of my pay check.
IT IS NOT AN EXTRA TAX!!! The grocery tax is a discounted tax. Which means that you pay less tax on food than other merchandise. Your food total will be taxed at the food tax rate ONLY and other merchandise will be taxed at the regular tax rate ONLY. Extra taxes only apply to CID taxes and alcohol/tobacco taxes.

I am completely dumbfounded that this is even being debated. Have those of you who are complaining not realized that all stores, including Wal Mart have been using this food tax rate for YEARS?!! This law passed a very long time ago people.

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