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Sales Tax Calculator For Calculating Sales Taxes On Purchases

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Sales Tax Calculator

This calculator will calculate the sales tax amount on a pretax price, or calculate the sales tax portion of a tax-included price (reverse, or backwards from total). Includes a built-in State Sales Tax Rates look-up feature. Plus, the calculator will even alert you to how many hours you will need to work to pay the sales taxes. The Learn tab includes:

  • How much sales tax are you paying on your wages?
  • How to reduce your sales-tax related work-hours.
  • How to calculate sales tax.
  • Mini Sales Tax Rate Calculator.
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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Price:Purchase price:Purchase price:Purchase price:

Purchase price:

Enter the purchase price of the product or service (without dollar sign or comma).

Tax incl?Tax included?Sales tax included:Sales tax included in price?

Sales tax included in price?

If the price you entered above includes sales tax, move the slider button to the "Yes" position. Otherwise, if the price does not include sales tax, move the slider to the "No" position.

Sales tax %:Sales tax %:Sales tax percentage:Sales tax percentage:
Select State
Local %:

Sales tax percentage:

Enter the applicable sales tax percentage for the location you are making the purchase from. Please enter as a percentage (for .06, enter 6%).

If you're not sure what the sales tax rate is, selecting the state will enter the state rate for you, along with the average local rate. You can then edit the local rate and add it to the state rate by checking the checkbox below the local rate field.

RHW:RHW:Real hourly wage:Real hourly wage:

Real hourly wage (optional):

If you would like to see how many hours you will need to allocate to working in order to pay the sales taxes on the purchase price, enter your after-tax, after work-related-expense hourly wage (without dollar sign or comma). Clicking the link will open the Real Hourly Wage calculator in a new window.

Pretax:Pretax price:Pretax price:Pretax price:

Pretax price:

This is the purchase price before sales tax is added.

Sales tax:Sales tax:Sales tax:Sales tax:

Sales tax:

This is the estimated sales tax based on the entered sales tax percentage (the sale tax calculator rounds the raw result to the nearest penny).

Total:Total w/tax:Total price with sales tax:Total price with sales tax:

Total price with sales tax:

This is the total of the purchase price plus the estimated sales tax.

Work hrs:Work hours:Work hours to pay sales tax:Work hours needed to pay sales taxes:

Work hours needed to pay sales taxes:

If you entered your real hourly wage in the top section of the sale tax calculator, this field will show how many hours you will need to allocate to working in order to pay just the taxes on your purchase.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure online database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

 

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Adjust Calculator Width:

Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".

Show/Hide Popup Keypads:

Select Show or Hide to show or hide the popup keypad icons located next to numeric entry fields. These are generally only needed for mobile devices that don't have decimal points in their numeric keypads. So if you are on a desktop, you may find the calculator to be more user-friendly and less cluttered without them.

Stick/Unstick Tools:

Select Stick or Unstick to stick or unstick the help and tools panel. Selecting "Stick" will keep the panel in view while scrolling the calculator vertically. If you find that annoying, select "Unstick" to keep the panel in a stationary position.

If the tools panel becomes "Unstuck" on its own, try clicking "Unstick" and then "Stick" to re-stick the panel.