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

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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