What's the deal on California food taxes?
July 2, 2009 3:19 PM Subscribe
I've noticed when I buy food in California at different restaurants, sometimes there's sales tax and sometimes there's not. What's the deal?
posted by rileyray3000 to Law & Government (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This is something I noticed at the quiznos the other day. I got charged sales tax on my meal. But, the next day, at Subway, NO sales tax. Both were takeout. One, arguably, with the toasted bun, was hot. But otherwise I have no idea why one meal gets sales tax and the other doesn't. I know if you go to a sit down restaurant there's always sales tax on the bill but does that become more arbitrary when it's fast food?