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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Food Tax Flowchart: Will You Be Taxed on Your To-Go Purchase?

Posted By on Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM


The system of determining whether or not you owe sales tax on your food

purchases does not involve magic eight balls or 20-sided die. No, it's

much more haphazard than that.

This week's cover story analyzes the methodology behind the way the state assesses taxes on food -- and the logic and ramifications of it.

But for a special treat -- which may even be tax exempt if it qualifies for the hot bakery goods exemption!

-- try out this amazing flowchart, which simulates the process of

determining whether you'll be shelling out sales tax or not.

Bon appétit!

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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