The rules are out for the new sales tax on beverages in bottles, and the city is doing it’s best to make sure consumers don’t know about the new sales tax.
City officials on Tuesday cautioned businesses that when they advertise their prices, they can’t make it appear that the consumer is paying a new sales tax in the city. The new regulations make it clear that this is not a direct tax on consumers, Miller reported.It means that the distributors and retailers may charge a couple of pennies more per bottle of soda at a store in the city, but when you buy it, your receipt won’t list a line item for the bottle tax, Miller reported.
Of course, it is a new tax on consumers, but they don’t want you to think that. We really need to vote these people out.