*In Japan, our consumption tax rate is going to be raised from 5% to 8% this April*
Survey shows that Last-Minute Shoppers won't be as many as the first prediction when government announced it. Still, TV-shows introduce us people who are buying the new houses and classy cars.
Among good company :-), we are thinking to change old carpets and curtains. When I checked with the PC, I found that amongst the home electrical appliance 'PC' is the first item peope are thinking to purchase. I would be the one if only mine is not 2 years old. (haha, I wish to have windows 8.1)
First introduction 1989 April 3%
Raised 1997 April 5%
I felt SO awkward with 3% at first.
I'm not good at figures and calculation(^^;)
Taking this as a good opportunity, I checked other countries rates. I'm surprised with the high rate compared with ours. As I thought, rate is different depend on the state in America. I wondered if you have any trouble (or confusion) from that when you buy things in other state. Well, these budget must be necessary to allocate them for the pension, medical security, and social welfare and so on.