Frequently Asked Questions
Is there sales tax on food?
Yes, sales tax is required on all prepared food sales except for foods and beverages that are for preparation and consumption in the home. Food sold in a heated state is taxable. Soft drinks that are sold with a cup, glass or straw are taxable; and are not considered food sold for preparation and consumption in the home. Alcoholic beverages, malt beverages and beer, tobacco products, distilled water, water in bottles, carbonated water, ice, and “dry ice” are not considered to be food.