Thursday, May 31, 2007

Are there any questions?

I'm actually don't bring my tank to seminars. Just so you all know.

A little sales tax humor, folks.

Sales Tax Guy

Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Marshmellow Rule

I enjoy finding interesting and strange laws as I travel the country doing sales and use tax seminars. I discovered one in New York. They consider grocery store type food to be non-taxable. But as in many states, candy is considered taxable.

So what to do about marshmellows? You and I might not think this would be a big deal, but evidently the regulators in Albany felt the need to address this burning issue.

Miniature marshmellows are exempt as food. The big ones are taxable.

But a seminar participant last week brought up a good point: what about marshmellow fluff?

UPDATE: All marshmellows are now exempt in NY.