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Sales Tax Signs - Buyer Beware
Suggested signs for those business that choose to tax their customers for the privilege of shopping in their special tax district.
We have all seen the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) signs displayed on commercial buildings. These signs are placed in prominent locations that warn firefighters of potential dangers and risks due to items stored in that building. The signs allow the firefighters to make informed decisions and places the firefighter in control of choosing the best method to fight a commercial fire. This is a valuable tool for our fire department.
The citizens of Lawrence expressed a concern to the City Commissioners and asked that these retailers be required to post a notice of the sales tax. The Commissioners are now considering an ordinance that will require all businesses to post their tax rates. With that in mind, here is the Did I Say That's "NFPA" Sales Tax sign.
Placement of the new signs could be directly on a building so as to be seen as entering the building.
A smaller store could opt for the free-standing poster sign at the point of entry.
Signs should be highly visible and warn consumers of the full cost of potential purchases. This will allow the consumer to make an informed decision and places the consumer in control of choosing the best place to make their purchases.
UPDATE - June 24, 2010A user, jackson5, recommended a special sign for The Oread. The Oread received a "double blessing" of special tax districting since it was also a TIF recipient. The percentages may be off, but here is the special sign for that special development known as The Oread.
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