Eat-In tax

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Old 03-26-07, 07:59 PM
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Eat-In tax

Have you guys ever noticed this? Wow... Just noticed it when I went to McD's over the weekend and actually ate in. Out of boredom I looked at the receipt and there was that "Eat-In tax". Soooo...if I don't eat in...I don't get taxed? Or if you eat out then it would show "Eat-out tax"?
 
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Old 03-27-07, 04:38 AM
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Items purchased to eat at home are considered food, not entertainment, so no tax

It gets a little hairy with convenience store that sell chips and sandwiches for example

Are you buying the bag of chips to eat now, or taking them home as food?
If it's a big bag, they are not supposed to charge tax, but many do
As the state usually doesn't collect the tax on those, the C-Stores pocket the "tax"
 
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Politicians these days find some pretty creative ways to get money from you.
 
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Old 03-27-07, 06:25 AM
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It was probably a poor layout on the receipt. A note that you were eating in was on the same line as the tax for your order.

Maybe it was one of those "fast food taxes" the politicians keep threatening ;-)
 
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Originally Posted by logcabincook
It was probably a poor layout on the receipt
I'd think that's most likely the case
 
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No way...really? Now that bugs. I'm gonna go dig my trash tonight and find it and show you! ha ha... or I'll have to go buy some more food and "eat-in" and see what the receipt shows again. It was like 64 cents. Hmmm..that's more than the cost of 1 apple pie

I was actually doing some research on this and read somewhere that even if you say it's "to go", you can't eat in or even in their drive way.
 
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Old 03-27-07, 11:49 AM
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Depends on your state.
In Florida, food prepared for immediate consumption is taxable. That means fast food, regardless of whether you eat it in their dining room or yours, is taxable.

Taken a step further, if you buy a frozen burrito, microwave it and go pay for it, it's taxable. If you buy it, pay for it, THEN microwave it, it's not.

Ice cream in pints taxable, ice cream in quarts is not.

It's quite a list of what's taxable and what isn't and under what conditions.
 
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Wow. Guess I never really paid any attention to all that stuff.

I actually found my crumbled up receipt!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/DIYaddict/mcds-1.jpg
 
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Old 03-28-07, 06:15 AM
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It could still be bad layout but EAT IN is in huge bold up at the top, so I may be wrong...

Order via the drive through. See what your receipt says. Better yet order exactly the same thing and see if the tax changes...

You shouldn't be eating that junk anyway ;-)
 
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My guess is that's you're paying a restaurant tax. Take out is probably considered food, the same as if you purchased a pre cooked product at a supermarket.

Next time you have dinner at a restaurant look at the receipt and you'll probably see a tax added to your meal cost.

FWIW - I agree with logcabincook. McD's is awful (as are BK, KFC,Wendy's, Taco Bell ...........). Mystery meat on a bun wrapped in grease.
 
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Old 03-28-07, 09:26 AM
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On the rare occasions, that I got to McD's, all I ever get is the Fruit and Yogurt parfait. Tastes pretty good and scarily it actually isn't that bad for you.
 
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Go watch the movie "supersize me". you wont eat at mcd's for awhile.
 
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ha ha...yeah...I've seen that one. Pretty gross... but you know the guy ate every single day there for a very long time! I should actually watch it every time I think about going out to eat. Boy I'll starve! Hmmm..save money too.
 
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Old 03-29-07, 07:37 AM
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Oh that movie is great! I hear there is a new one coming out along the same lines called Fast Food Nation.

But I don't eat fast food. Okay sometimes I get a fry craving... then I head to Wendys and order a small and feel gross afterwards but they are SO GOOD ;-P
 
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Old 03-29-07, 05:29 PM
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especially when you use em like a spoon in the frosty!!
 
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Originally Posted by DIYaddict View Post

I actually found my crumbled up receipt!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/DIYaddict/mcds-1.jpg
Yup, that's an Eat-In Tax
 
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