# S@ s – Sharp Electronic Cash Register XE-A40S User Manual

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The first figure to be entered depends upon whether the difference between a minimum
breakpoint to be entered and the preceding minimum breakpoint is not less than \$1.00 or
more than 99¢. When the difference is not less than \$1.00, enter “1,” and when it is not more
than 99¢, enter “0” or nothing.
The second figure depends upon whether your tax table is to be programmed as tax table 1,
2, 3 or 4.

*2 If the rate is fractional (e.g. 4-3/8%), then the fractional portion (3/8) would be converted to its decimal

equivalent (i.e. .375) and the resulting rate of 4.375 would be entered. Note that the nominal rate (R) is
generally indicated on the tax table.

If you make an incorrect entry before entering the M in programming a tax table, cancel it with the

l

key; and if you make an error after entering the M, cancel it with the

s

key. Then program

again from the beginning.

• Limitations to the entry of minimum breakpoints
The register can support a tax table consisting of no more than 72 breakpoints. (The maximum number of
breakpoints is 36 when the breakpoint difference is \$1.00 or more.) If the number of breakpoints exceeds the
register’s table capacity, then the manual entry approach should be used.

Example: Programming the sample tax table shown on the previous page as tax table 1

You do not need to enter the trailing zeros of a tax rate (after the decimal point) but you do need to
enter the decimal point for fractions.

s

8

@

1

@

6

@

100

@

1

@

11

@

23

@

39

@

57

@

73

@

89

@

111

@

A

Tax rate

M

T

Q

M1
(MAX point)

The first
cyclic
portion

Print

Key operation example

Second figure:

(1 to 4)

*1 First figure:

(1 or 0)

s

@

s

@

max. six digits
(0.0001 - 99.9999%)

max. four
digits

One- or two-
digit number

Rate

M

*1

*2

@

@

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To delete a tax table, use the following sequence:

s

@

@

max. six digits
(0.0001 - 99.9999%)

max. four
digits

One- or two-
digit number

Rate

M

*1

*2

@

max. three
digits

T

@

max. five
digits

Q

@

A

Minimum breakpoint
max. five digits

Repeat until the MAX point is entered.

@

@

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