Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Savisaar Adds Sales Tax

Beginning July 1, the City of Tallinn will add a one-percent sales tax to some goods sold within its boundaries. The city believes the tax will generate 150 million EEK over a six-month period. Merchants claim the sales tax will cause confusion as well as inconvenience, as it will not be applied across the board.
According to critics, Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar may be unstoppable in his march toward a system of tax collecting similar to the American Double EZ system with its two-line tax form: "1. Write on the following line the amount of money you earned last year _______. 2. Pay that amount."

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