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How to Calculate Base Price

    • 1). Find the final price of the object.

    • 2). Find the effective sales tax percentage.

    • 3). Divide the full price by 1 plus the sales tax percentage. For example, if the sales tax is 5 percent, the divisor will be 1.05. The result of your calculation is the base price.

    • 4). Use an online calculator (see Resources) to double-check your calculations.

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