On May 4, 2014 at 11:50, djy said...
No problem, coming from the land of what you see is (generally) what you pay, I'd forgotten about the taxes issue - as did the daughter when visiting New York. Was quoted $60 for the cab fare from the airport, but was closer to $100 (taxes added) when she got to the hotel.
yeah it is annoying some times. Especially since it is also not uniform so if you need to calculate you need to know the local tax (for example here it is 14.975 while in Ontario it is 13% and Alberta is 5%) and local laws (here the 5% federal tax is applied to books but not the 9.975% provincial tax) can be different . Which is funny since you guys across the pond have the same level around (most?) of the EU and it is much simpler yet immaterial since the price is the price 100% of the time.
Last edited by Anthony on May 4, 2014 13:02.