Goods and services are tangible and intangible value that satisfy human needs and wants. Goods are usually tangible things such as bread and services are usually intangible experiences such as a meal at a restaurant. The defining difference between a good and service is that goods are transferable such that they can potentially be resold and services are nontransferable. The following are common examples of goods and services.
Furniture & Fixtures
Mobile Phone Services
Public Goods & Services (e.g. Public Healthcare)
Real Estate Agents
DiscussionGoods and services include consumer products, consumer services, business products and business services. Investments such as stocks aren't goods.Generally speaking, land isn't a good but is rather an investment.
Taxes on goods and services are common on an international basis. These often offer a credit for businesses that collect and submit the tax to avoid a situation where the same tax is applied again and again at each level of the value chain. For example, a retailer that collects a goods and services tax (GST) may get a refund for any GST that it pays for its inventory or other business expenses. Goods and services taxes typically only apply to domestic sales and not exports.
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