The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance publishes the following document which lists examples of foods and beverages that would be taxable or exempt when sold at retail food markets and similar establishments. Questions about items not included in the State document should be referred to the store manager or the Taxpayer Assistance Bureau.
Taxable & Non-Taxable Food Items
Sold at Retail Food Markets and Similar Establishments
Published by the
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
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