Can Calculating Sales Tax Be Fun? Apple Says Yes

Can Calculating Sales Tax Be Fun? Apple Says Yes


I can think of a lot of fun things you can do with an iPhone. You can surf the web. You can update your Twitter account. You can chug down a virtual pint of beer. And now you can calculate sales tax, because there’s nothing more fun that calculating sales tax.

One of the latest apps to his the iPhone App Store is b-Tax, an offering from Berble Studios that, well, calculates sales tax. Selling for $0.99 (not including tax, ironically enough), b-Tax has been preloaded with a lot of comprehensive sales tax information for the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, India, and the Netherlands.

The actual calculator side of things isn’t all that innovative, because it’s still just a calculator, but being preloaded with the sales tax info for all 50 US states (and those other countries) can come in pretty handy when you want to figure out exactly how much you’re paying for the new MacBook.

As is the nature of government, sales tax information can change over time, so b-Tax for the iPhone (and iPod touch) allows you to edit the rates for countries as needed. Find it in the App Store and you’ll be tax-calculating in no time. So much fun…