Keyeszx posted...lol, I just made an ass of myself. I was using the numbers I use to calculate since for whatever reason it gets a weird number when I try to do xx.xx * 8.75% so I always use 0.875 which is the decimal equivalent. So I should correct myself and say you lucky bastard.

Also it would have to be tax less than 0 not 1 because there are still the decimal places.

Yes,but the way I was calculating it, my statement is still correct. If you had a number less than 1.00 but greater than 0 and multiplied it by the total amount owed, the result would be less than the original number, hence why the state would OWE you money.

Example: 100 dollar purchase with 5% sales tax.

100.00

x 0.05 (sales tax)

______________

5.00

You then add that to the original amount to get your total after taxes.

Total= 105.00

The way I calculated it takes that last addition step out and factors it straight into the original equation.

100.00

x 1.05 (sales tax decimal plus 1)

______________

105.00

no additional steps

In my equation, if there was a number less than 1, it would mean that there is a negative tax

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