May 13, 2014 |

Take-and-bake pizza: Is it taxable?

By Mandy Wolf Detwiler


PapaMurphysWrappedHere in Kentucky, we used to be able to pick up a Papa Murphy’s pizza without paying taxes. The pizza was considered a grocery store item, and the company also accepted government assistance for payment. That changed a few years ago, however, with updates laws requiring our local Papa Murphy’s to start collecting taxes.

This can be a headache for multi-state take-and-bake chains who must operate under local and state laws while maintaining product consistency and pricing. Take a look at this article from NPR, which examines how take-and-bake pizza is up for taxation in some states.

According to the article, some states allow the pizza to be considered a grocery store item like bread and milk and is therefore not taxable. Other states require it –– and are collecting millions in revenue. There’s no national standard, however.

Do you offer take-and-bake pizza? Do you have to charge tax for it? Be sure to do your research before making any changes in-house –- it could cost you big in more ways than one.

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