By Adam Welsch
Few things seem to inspire such hatred as that little, three-letter word. There’s income tax, estate and inheritance tax, property tax, excise tax, and import tax (called a tariff). They’re all a load of laughs, but the kind of tax that all of us pay most often is sales tax. If you’re not the kind of person who asks for receipts at stores, you probably don’t pay much attention to sales tax. For many women, it’s just a part of the prices they pay for their bras, panties, and shapewear. And while it’s true that sales tax often amounts to only a handful of pennies per transaction, those handfuls can really add up over time. Also, for purchases of things like cars, furniture, big-ticket appliances, and massive quantities of panties, sales tax amounts can actually be quite large.