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Ikea Prices include tax?

Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to plan some furniture purchases after I arrive in Zurich and was wondering about sales tax on the local Ikea furniture.

Are the prices listed on the ch Ikea web site tax inclusive?

If not, what's the tax rate for purchases?


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Edward
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Re: Ikea Prices include tax?

They're shown inclusive of the 8% tax.
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Re: Ikea Prices include tax?

Here, sales tax (MWST @ 8%) is always included in the price and not added afterwards.

If required, most sales receipts will show the breakdown.
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Re: Ikea Prices include tax?

I can't think of another country I've been to apart from the US where tax is not included in the price label.
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Re: Ikea Prices include tax?

Thank you for the quick response, makes planning a lot simpler!

As guessed, I'm moving from the US, so I'm used to all the prices like 99 USD being + 8% sales tax, so really 107 USD...
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Re: Ikea Prices include tax?

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I can't think of another country I've been to apart from the US where tax is not included in the price label.
I think it might be a North American thing as Canada is the same. It's probably because the overall tax varies by region - everyone pays 5% GST but then there is also PST which varies by province.
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Re: Ikea Prices include tax?

Everything in CH includes tax
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I can't think of another country I've been to apart from the US where tax is not included in the price label.
When GST was introduced in South Africa, shopkeepers had the option to display prices with or without GST -- so from one shop to another, prices could include GST, or not. The only stipulation was that the shop had to display a sign stating whether GST was included or not.
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As guessed, I'm moving from the US, so I'm used to all the prices like 99 USD being + 8% sales tax, so really 107 USD...
A price tag in the USA reading $99.00? Can't be. It's either $99.99 or $98.99.
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