## What is a sales tax?

We define sales tax as a percentage of the exchange price of goods or services (income for the state). The customer (business or individual) generally pays it for each purchase of goods, but the seller is responsible for collecting it and paying it to the state. Sales tax or service sales tax is an indirect tax because it is not borne by the person who pays it. Namely, the sales tax for the consumer is paid to the tax administration by the trader who does not bear that tax but is borne by the customer in the price paid. Sometimes we consider this tax regressive because the tax burden falls harder on taxpayers (i.e., final taxpayers) with lower incomes.

## How to calculate sales tax?

Whenever we buy something, we need to look at the price of that product service. If it is a discount, we usually look at the previous price to compare the lower price. Sales tax is most often calculated to determine our costs, tax rates, and impact on purchases. There are several ways we can calculate exactly how much sales tax is:

Cost of an item or service x sales tax (in decimal form) = total sales tax

1. We will multiply the price of our product by the given tax to find out how much the total costs with the production cost us.

When we say in decimal form, if it is about 8.5% of sales tax, it is 0.085. We get this by dividing the figure of 8.5 by 100.

### How to calculate sales tax backwards from total?

To calculate the sales tax backward from the total, divide the total amount you received for the products subject to sales tax by ā1 + the sales tax rateā. For example, if the sales tax rate is 5 percent , divide the sales taxable revenues by 1.05.

### Is sales tax calculated before or after down payment?

Sales tax is computed before your down payment, working off the entire price of the car itself plus any add-on options or dealership services. While you do not pay sales tax on a car down payment, it’s crucial to understand how these expenses will effect your budget.

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