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.