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