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Reduced tax rates Major convenience stores mark "light" and "*" | NHK News

2019-09-08T07:53:09.818Z

For the first time, the “reduced tax rate” will be introduced when the consumption tax rate increases next month. Which products are subject to reduced tax rates at major convenience stores ...


Reduced tax rate Major convenience stores are marked “light” and “*” September 8 at 16:44

For the first time, the “reduced tax rate” will be introduced when the consumption tax rate increases next month. Major convenience stores have decided to distinguish between price tags and receipts with letters and marks so that consumers can easily understand which products are subject to reduced tax rates.

This increase to the consumption tax rate of 10% will introduce a reduced tax rate that keeps the tax rate for food and beverages excluding liquor and eating out at 8%.

Major convenience stores have decided to distinguish price tags and receipts from other products by clearly indicating to consumers which products are eligible for reduced tax rates.

Of these, FamilyMart displays the word "light" next to the price tag body price for products subject to reduced tax rates.

The receipt also includes the word “light” next to the tax-included price for the item in question.

Mr. Masato Terasaki of the FamilyMart Public Relations Department says, “I want to make it easier for customers to shop with posters and I want to train employees with a well-organized manual.” The

Similarly, Lawson will display the word “light” on price tags and receipts for products subject to reduced tax rates. Seven-Eleven Japan has decided to put “*” next to the price tag and the price of the receipt on the target product.

On the other hand, in the cashless payment point reduction system implemented in conjunction with the increase in the consumption tax rate, major convenience stores decided to deduct the amount equivalent to 2% from the purchase amount and make a substantial discount at the time of payment. It was.

By displaying the discount amount on the receipt, the customer wants to clearly show the benefits to the consumer.

Consumption tax increases for major home delivery companies

In line with the increase in the consumption tax rate next month, major courier companies will raise their courier charges.

Accordingly, Yamato Transport, the largest company, has introduced a new fee structure that makes cashless payments cheaper than cash payments.

In the new fee structure that Yamato Transport will introduce from the 1st of the next month, if it is paid by cashless payment, the 2% increase in consumption tax will be added as it is, while cash payment will be rounded up to the nearest 1 yen. It will be a substantial increase in order to charge 10 yen.

For example, if you send a package with a total of 60 cm on all three sides to Aichi Prefecture from Tokyo, it is currently 907 yen including tax, but starting next month, cashless payment will be 924 yen and cash payment will be 930 yen.

Cash exchanges are a burden on the driver, but there is also the aim of reducing the burden on drivers with serious labor shortages by reducing the handling of cash by giving a cheap feeling to cashless payments.

On the other hand, at other home delivery companies, Sagawa Express will raise the price by 1 yen for 2% of the tax increase, and Japan Post will raise the price from 10 yen to 60 yen depending on the size and distance. It means that there is no difference between cashless payment and cash.

Source: nhk

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