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MT365: Day 41 - TAX-FREE Shopping

I remember the first time I went to a store outside of Montana. It was in Utah on a hot summer day and I was camping with my family at a little KOA on the outskirts of Salt Lake City. I walked into the camp store and being the seven year old kid I was, I picked up a Milky Way and set it on the counter, pulling out the 75 cents that the label stated I would owe. But to my surprise, when the cashier scanned it, it rang up as 87 cents. Naturally, I protested in my child-like way, and the cashier laughed and said “Oh no, that’s before sales tax!” I had no idea; growing up in Montana, I’d never even heard of sales tax.

So what I’m trying to say is that you’ve probably spent a lifetime being tricked by price tags. And that in Montana, that insidious reality doesn’t exist. There’s no sales tax here. What you see is what you get. And with that in mind, we highly recommend that you take advantage and go get some shopping in. Anywhere will do because there’s no tax anywhere.

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