Washington Issues Guidance on Bakery Items

Monday, April 27th, 2015

 
 
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The Washington Department of Revenue has issued guidance discussing which bakery items qualify for the sales tax exemption for food products. While prepared foods are generally taxable, certain sweet bakery items are exempt.

Sweet bakery items are exempt from tax unless (1) the seller includes eating utensils with the sale of the baked goods or (2) more than 75% of the seller's total food sales are sales of prepared food. Examples of exempt sweet bakery items include pastries, donuts, croissants, pies, and cakes. Sweet bakery items generally have the taste or flavor of sugar or honey.

Taxable bakery items are more savory in nature and may include meat, cheese, or vegetables. Examples of taxable bakery items are pizzas, calzones, quiche, piroshkies, and sandwiches.

http://dor.wa.gov/Content/GetAFormOrPublication/PublicationBySubject/TaxTopics/BakeryItems.aspx


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