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How do you think the planned increase in the sales tax in October will affect your spending habits?

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I still have to buy food, so life goes on.

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Nothing will change. I still need to buy food, gas, pay bills, etc.

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Might make my calculations a little quicker... 10% instead of 8%... Might not... But otherwise life goes on just as the other two comments suggest.

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Spend even less, probably.

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more tax less to spend

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Not in particular, in my view. Because I don't often purchase expensive goods such as TV, PC or luxrury car, or rather I cannot afford to buy them as the salary doesn't increase, actually our employer is unwilling to do so. On the contrary, it'll become a little easier to caluculate the total cost at the supermarket than in a few dacades.

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Just be careful of what I purchase, I guess. Am used to having to tighten the belt.

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No more one yen coins at the 100 yen shops.

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I guess ill be wasting more plastic. Or ill be dishonest. Haven't decided which yet.

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You can't bleed a rock. May have to shift to cheaper brands and cut the cable tv.

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not at all.  2% isn't going to break the bank on my spending.

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Maybe not so much. But as Haaa Nemui already said, it’ll be easier to calculate. I really hope stores will stop displaying “before sales tax” prices. “Tax included” seems more honest, plus it’s easier to know what you’re spending.

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inelastic demand remains the same, discretionary spending gets tightened a bit. the effect on the national economy will be negative, as there will be no net increase in spending, only an increase in cost.

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