Originally Posted by Prasha
19% VAT(value added tax) for labor charges? I know German skilled labor has premium....
Yes, no matter if you paint my living room, cut my hair, upgrade my Lexus or buy just a hot dog: in these cases 19% VAT is always included.
As far as I know Americans are used to prices shown without VAT. In Germany it's the other way around, mostly our prices are shown with VAT included, so that you see at a glance what you finally have to pay without any further calculating.