My name's Fred and I work at a restaurant as a waiter and part -time register.
Part of my job as being at the register requires me finding sales tax on people's meals.
Sales tax is the tax that people pay as an extra on things. For example, when you buy something at a grocery store, there is a tax on the item that makes you pay more than the original price.
Well how do you find sales tax?
I can't believe I'm a grown woman that forgot what sales tax was.
So lets say you purchased a meal that was $13.99 and the tax rate for the place you live is 8%. You convert 8% to a decimal, so 0.08 and you multiply it by 13.99, your price of the item. That would be 1.1192, but since we round to cents, your sales tax becomes $1.12. And that's how you find sales tax.
Thank you so much! Now I'll never forget how to find sales tax.
This woman is crazy. I wonder why she forgot what sales tax was. She's a grown woman Maybe even a parent.