It’s not the amount of money that Eaton’s company will be paying under the newly-imposed 7 percent tax – he figures it won’t amount to much more than $1,000.
“It’s the administrative burden,” he said.
East Side Pharmacy in Providence can’t move to the Bay State, and its customers can’t realistically stop buying the over-the-counter medications that will also see a 7 percent sales tax starting Oct. 1.
Backer said he’ll have to re-catalog all of his medicines so the cash register calculates tax.
“Prescription taxtable, that’s a useless category now,” he said.
“Obviously anytime there’s an expansion of taxes, it causes controversy. But we’re reaching out to businesses so they’ll be ready to go on Saturday,” he said.