When you purchase something in a store, then unless you are a criminal, you are paying for the item with money you earn ed.
Either that money was already taxed (through paycheck withholding for state and federal) or it is self employment income that you will owe taxes on by April 15th.
So you are paying sales tax with money that already has been or will be taced.
If that’s not double taxation then I don’t know what is.
You can view it as double taxation, but not necessarily. Because there is a way not to get double taxed. If you go to your federal income tax return, and look at the itemized deductions schedule, you are able to deduct sales taxes of items that you purchased. Keep in mind, this only applies if you itemize deductions (meaning total itemized deductions would be greater than the standard deduction) and you elect to deduct the total sales tax you paid over the total state tax you paid. You get the option if you itemize, either deduct your sales taxes paid or deduct your state income tax due (whichever one is…
reater, thus giving you the better tax break). It’s your choice, but technically if you have the chance to deduct sales tax, you’re not getting double taxed. I’m not pro tax, but as someone who has completed tax returns I don’t view it as double taxation since you can deduct it – same goes for property tax. Now an estate tax is a different story. Estate taxes should be unconstitutional.