Sugar Tax

Posted By: Dr. Frugal in Taxes on 12/18/2007 at 07:20:05

Looks like San Fran is ready to impose a high fructose corn syrup tax. I think that's great. They tax smokers for smoking because of the down-the-road health costs so I think it's only fair they start taxing the rest of us for our health decisions. Even though you couldn't pay me to live in San Francisco I commend their mayor for trying new things out there--even though I would absolute hate being a citizen under his wacky quirks.

Comments

Posted by betty at August 19, 2008, 5:41 pm:

Does Ohio have a sugar tax? I got carry out icecream sundaes and the girl at the counter charged me a sugar tax???!!! Could she have been covering up a miscalculation?


Posted by Christie at October 13, 2008, 7:01 pm:
Per Ohio Revised Code 5739.01(EEE)(2), ice cream is a "food" and is NOT taxable. The referenced sugar tax applies primarily to beverages in instances where sweeteners (sugar, flavors, syrups) are added to beverages, such as iced tea and coffee, by the vendor. Items such as tea and coffee purchased either plain or with milk are not taxable (considered "food") and only become taxable when the vendor adds the sugar. Long and short: ice cream is food! No tax applies. Add sugar to your coffee or tea yourself and avoid the sugar tax!


Posted by david at January 17, 2009, 3:10 pm:
i got carry out food and had a coupon for FREE gallon of tea,it had sugar in it, and they charged me tax on the tea,even though it was FREE,they said they had to because of the sugar tax. does this make any sense


Posted by ric ky at January 29, 2009, 12:41 pm:
every body is stupid stop cryin like a lil baby u kan live wit out it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by Duhhh! at May 13, 2009, 2:48 pm:
You people are effen nazi's. Where does the Govt. effen have the right to tax me on Cigarettes, Sugar? Where's the salt tax? How about if I sky dive? Ride a bike without a helmet? or have sex with one of you morons...I should certainly pay a hefty tax for that! Go to effen Russia if this is how you want to live.


Posted by me at April 20, 2011, 12:53 pm:
cant tax tea,may as well tax everything else...hehehe


Posted by me at April 20, 2011, 12:53 pm:
cant tax tea,may as well tax everything else...hehehe


Posted by Guylene smith at April 9, 2012, 1:26 pm:
Why do places charge tax on sweet tea, but if one gets packets of sugar from the sames place, there is no tax?


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