"One, I'm upset because I didn't know about it," Krepshaw said. "And two, I hate the burden for my customer because of the economy."
She said she would pass the extra cost on to her customers - even though the extra tax on a $50 purchase would be 25 cents.
"They will probably think a little bit more about how much they spend," she said. "That will change things a little bit."
She added every city she visits taxes a lot more than Charleston.
"I think our tax makes us special," Krepshaw said. "I think it should stay at 6 percent."
Contemporary Galleries in the city's furniture district is informing customers about the change with a sign in its first-floor showroom.
Mary Anne Crickard, store manager, said the store has not made any major changes in its business.
"It's a minor thing to actually adjust the sales tax number on the register," Crickard said.
Crickard said that the tax would not make much of a difference unless businesses are selling larger items.
"On a $5,000 sale there will be $25 in extra sales tax," she said. "I don't think that's going to make people drive to Huntington to buy something."
"Nobody wants more work, nobody wants to pay more, but for most of us I don't think it is going to be that big of a deal," Crickard said.Reach Caitlin Cook at caitlin.c...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5113.