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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 8, 2021 04:23 PM
From: Senator Michele Brooks
To: All Senate members
Subject: Inclusion of Sales Tax in Advertised Prices
I will be introducing legislation to allow businesses to include sales tax in their advertised prices.

Under current law, when a business advertises the price of a product, the sales tax must be added on top of that advertised price. However, many businesses advertise products or special deals as a certain price “including tax,” such as “Two pizzas for $20, including tax,” which is technically in violation of the law. The businesses offering these “including tax” deals are usually small hometown businesses, such as pizza shops or car shops offering oil changes. Under the current law, they can end up owing thousands of dollars to the state Department of Revenue even though they have remitted the appropriate amount of sales tax to the Department.

I hope you will join me in supporting this important piece of legislation.

Introduced as SB942