Originally Posted by dakicka
I ate at a sandwich shop today and the guy at the counter said "To Go or Dine In"? I said I'll eat it here. I notice the price was set at X Dollars then after I said I'll eat here he added more money to the bill. I said what is going on? He said, o if you order To Go/Takeout there is no sales tax in California but if you dine-in we have to charge tax.
This is the most ridiculous thing I've heard in quite some time. I am not sure why I never heard of this before today but nonetheless now I know. I did some brief internet research which confirms this is accurate. Does anyone else know about this? What's your take on this?
Well, I do believe this is true in some other states too. My friend told me about this in Ohio too. I think it sort of has to do with "going out" to eat and being taxed because it's a luxury.
I believe item b and c on this document go over it, maybe some other sections too.
http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/reg1603.pdf (broken link)