I agree to Idea Price you see on the price tag is actually the price you pay.
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I disagree to Idea Price you see on the price tag is actually the price you pay.

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Price you see on the price tag is actually the price you pay.

Being that we are taxed to the hilt, why make us do the calculation to figure out the realistic price? Nothing like getting it rubbed in my face many times a day. Just put the real price on the tag.

Submitted by jmfester 11 months ago

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  1. Jon

    Absolutely. Would probably drive prices down too.

    11 months ago
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    1. No it wouldn't do you have facts to back that up? It also means sales taxes can be raised without people noticing. If you can't figure out 13% in your head, you have other problems.

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  2. Burying the tax would just make it easier for sneaky and unannounced increases. Transparency is always best.

    11 months ago
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    1. How often do we have sneaky and announced tax increases? Dumb.

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  3. No Gord Drimmie, adding xx tax included somewhere on the label would be the right thing to do

    11 months ago
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    1. Show the price with all taxes included, as they do in Europe. Show the calculation on the tag and on the receipt.

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  4. As with most countries of the world, why hide the real price of an item? We all know that we have to pay the HST so why not simply include it in the price and know the real cost of any item? It would make life so much simpler for all levels of society including the old and the poor and the less educated people.

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  5. I agree absolutely, although this may be a federal matter. It's tiresome to hold up the checkout line while I fumble with change, having not known the price in advance. They do this in Australia and like our gas receipts, the included VAT is clearly shown on the bill of sale.

    11 months ago
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  6. It is easy to decide if you like this idea or not. Quite aside from the considerations of adding hidden extra taxes or thinking it is "tax free", consider purchasing gasoline or alcohol. Both are highly taxed (which is probably why the tax is included in the price). When you go to the LCBO, if the bottle says $15 that is what you pay. Similar for gasoline. Do you like that, or do you like other stores where it always seems you have to pay more than you expected, even when you tried to guess how much to pay. (Assuming you don't use a calculator.)

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  7. I like to see the tax separately thank you. The system we have works just fine. of course I never use cash and so I'm never caught fumbling around for another coin or so.

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  8. Disagree. Ontarians all to often forget how over-taxed we are. Any mandate that would help to hide the taxes I would not support. We need to be pushing for a more efficient Government that taxes us less, not enable them to rob us more.

    11 months ago
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    1. The tax would be shown on the tag, right under the real price an item costs. It would not be hidden.

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  9. Well, the taxes are not hidden on Australian or gas receipts, they are very clearly displayed. I just do not understand why consumers need to be clubbed with sticker surprise for them to see the governments take.

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  10. This would just be an additional cost to businesses, thus prices would rise. Additionally I agree that burying the tax = less transparency.

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  11. Not really. Now the receipts show price before tax, tax and total. This way the receipts would show total then tax included. It would not be "buried". But I do agree the LCBO should show the tax proportion on their receipts, as well as the beer store (who should always hand out receipts).

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  12. This site is not meant to be a discussion blog on certain issues but to provide ideas on the next Government policies. If you agree or disagree, simply click on it.

    11 months ago
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    1. Perhaps you could explain what the Comments section is for if it is not for comments.

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  13. This is something we have needed for many years.

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  14. Great post.This is how it is in Europe, and it's wonderful. I always figured tax was omitted to give the illusion of a lower price, much like any price that ends with ".99"

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  15. show both

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  16. I think that the taxes should be included in the price. I thought this ever since I traveled to the US. I remember going oh - THIS IS THE PRICE after going to pay. There is a reason why it is better for some. For one, when you go to a grocery store some items are taxed, most are not but having the tax in the price means that we will know the cost and then be surprised when we purchase it at the till and go, oh that has tax. We know how much we are taxed, I don't think it will make adding more taxes easier.

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  17. Indeed, what comes out of my pocket, and what I get for it is what counts.

    10 months ago
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  18. What you're having "rubbed in your face many times a day" is a reminder of one of the taxes we all pay. No burying it for me thank you, I prefer the reminder. As to putting the taxes on the price tag, absolutely, but that's for us as consumers to insist on from the stores we support.

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  19. This is a terrible idea. It would allow governments to more easily hide any taxes or tax increases within the price of an item.

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