猴子樂園的發票小故事
Monkey Land – Here’s Your Receipt!


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Monkey Land – Here’s Your Receipt!
猴子樂園的發票小故事
作者:張采聿Tsaiyu Chang

Monkey Land is a beautiful place. All of the monkeys are banana farmers. They use bananas as money in Monkey Land. So one dollar is one banana.

On Saturday, Baby Monkey went grocery shopping with Papa Monkey.

“The total is nine and a half bananas,” said the cashier.

Papa took out ten bananas.

The cashier broke one banana into two halves, and gave them half a banana back.

“Here’s your change. How would you like your receipt?” said the cashier.

“Don’t print the receipt. Please store it in my mobile barcode.”

“No problem!” said the cashier.

“What is a receipt?” asked Baby Monkey.

“A receipt is a piece of paper. It lists everything you bought, and how much money you paid,” said Papa Monkey. 

“I see.”

Baby Monkey read the receipt outloud. “A box of strawberries cost five bananas. A book about how to grow bananas cost three bananas. The bread cost one banana. The ice-cream cost half a banana. The total is nine and a half bananas.”

“A receipt is proof that you paid the money, and the shop gave you all that you paid for!” said Papa Monkey.

“Look, it says ‘Cash, ten bananas’,” said Baby Monkey.

“How many bananas did we give the cashier?” asked Papa.

“Ten!” answered Baby Monkey.

“But the total is only nine and a half… So how much change did we get back?” asked Papa Monkey.

“Half of a banana!” said Baby Monkey.

“Smart baby!” said Papa Monkey.

When they got home, Papa Monkey washed the strawberries and cut some bread for dinner.

“We can have ice-cream for a snack!” said Papa.

“Hooray! Thank you, Papa!”

After dinner, Papa read a book about how to grow bananas for Baby Monkey.

“Papa, I have received so much from you. I want to pay you!”

Baby Monkey wrote a receipt and read it out loud. “Dinner cost one kiss. Ice-cream cost another kiss. You read me a good story, and that cost two  kisses. So it’s a total of four kisses!”

Baby Monkey gave Papa Monkey four big juicy kisses.

“I love you, Papa.”

“I love you, Baby Monkey.”

“Good night.”

“Sweet dreams.”

THE END


【單字表】VOCAULARY

  1. receipt (n.) – “Here’s your receipt,” says the cashier.
  2. receive (v.) – I received a letter from Santa!
  3. cost (v.) – The book costs one hundred and fifty dollars.
  4. cash (n.) – Do you want to pay by cash or credit card?
  5. change (n.) – “Here’s your change,” says the cashier.

【更多發票小知識】MORE INFORMATION

(1) What is a receipt? 什麼是收據?

A receipt is a piece of paper that shows money or things were received. It is very important for shops to give receipts to their customers. A receipt is a way for shops to legally report sales tax. The government holds a bi-monthly receipt invoice lottery to encourage legal tax reporting.

收據是一張買賣證明的紙張,證明錢或物品已經確實收到。台灣的統一發票就是收據的概念。商店確實開發票是很重要的,這樣可以確保商家誠實納稅,因為統一發票含有營業稅在裡面。台灣的政府每兩個月會舉辦一次統一發票對獎,藉此鼓勵商家確實開發票。

(2) What is a cloud invoice / e-invoice? 什麼是雲端發票?

In Taiwan, some people store their receipts on cell phones. This receipt is called an e-invoice or a cloud invoice. Because an e-invoice is paperless, it reduces paper waste. 

在台灣有些人會把發票存在手機載具,使用雲端發票或是電子發票的形式,而非紙本發票,可以減少紙張浪費。

(3) What should I do with my receipts? 發票要留著做什麼?

There is a special code at the top of every receipt in Taiwan. Keep your receipts and enter the bi-monthly lottery!

每張統一發票都有一串特別的號碼,把發票留好參加每兩個月的發票對獎活動吧! 

(4) What if I don’t want to keep my receipts? 要是我不想保留發票怎麼辦?

If you don’t want to keep your receipts, you can donate them to charity. The charity can enter the receipt lottery, and win money so their organizations can help more people!

如果你不想保留發票,你可以將發票捐給社福團體,讓這些機構可以參加發票對獎,使用獎金維持團體的運作,幫助更多有需要的人。

(5) How do I donate my unwanted receipts? 我要怎麼捐贈發票?

In the past, you put your donated receipts in the boxes at the cashier counter. Now, by using a cloud invoice, you can donate them through the MOF E-Invoice Platform!

以前只有紙本發票的時候,你可以把發票投入結帳櫃檯的捐贈箱裡面。但現在有了雲端發票,你可以在消費結帳時,口頭表示捐贈讓店員幫您捐出去,或是輸入欲捐贈團體的捐贈碼,直接透過雲端發票系統捐贈發票。


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  1. Suz 說道:

    很棒的分享,好實用

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