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

Categories: Food, Graphic

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.

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