Know the Sales Tax in Your Destination

Know the sales tax in your destinationEach Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Jackie S., who says:

“Hi—last pm had the experience at Del Frisco restaurant (newly opened in San Diego) of an overcharged bill. The sales tax was several more % than the 7.75% for San Diego. Luckily a friend caught it on his rather small bill. Our bill was over $150 so we weren’t examining the charge. The restaurant blamed it on a computer error, but this was after they had been open the evening before and this one. Eventually we were comped, likely to get rid of the hassle, but this was after a 1/2 hour haggling back and forth. So the message is always check your bill for the tax and know what it is in each city.”

Good to know. Looking up the sales tax can also help you budget more effectively for your trip. Thanks, Jackie!

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