Why would Papa John's tax the delivery fee on my order?

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    I recently had a pizza delivered from Papa John's and I noticed on the receipt that the $1.50 delivery charge had been included in the amount that was taxed. So say, for example, that the purchase was $10 and the delivery fee was $1.50. I was taxed for $11.50 instead of $10. I was always under the impression that they could only tax the purchase, that the delivery fee was something different. Am I wrong? Why would they do that?
     
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    It most likely was an error. It may be theft by the company/franchise/store. It may be theft by an employee. It might -- though this is not likely -- be a legitimate charge. Some states do tax the sale of services.
     
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    They figured if you were stupid enough to order that garbage you wouldn't even notice.
     
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    In many states, mine included, sales taxes are assessed on services such as delivery.
     
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    Excellent question for your first post ever at USMB!

    After looking at your receipt, you probably thought "Who can I axe about this? Who would be the most knowledgeable?"

    And obviously, only one place popped into your mind:

    USMessageBoard.com


    Very smart choice!

    As for your question...I really have no idea. Just don't worry about it. I'm sure you won't go bankrupt because of that extra dime you lost.
     
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    So did you tip the guy based on the price of the pizza?
    The price of the pizza plus tax?
    The price of the pizza plus tax and delivery?
    The price of the pizza plus tax and delivery plus tax on the delivery?

    Or did you just stiff the poor bastard.
     
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    i had no idea there were papa john's in indonesia
     
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    It is between the KFC and the Carl's Jr. on Suharto Blvd.
     
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    The last pizza we ate was from WalMart. No delivery charge.
     
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    wow
     

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