Whole bagels sold for takeout are not subject to sales tax, but "any handling or preparation at the shop turns it into a taxable event," says Brad Maione, a spokesperson for the DTF.Wait, what? "Better technology"? Better bagel slicer monitoring technology?
Although Maione says the sales tax is not a new provision and that the stepped up enforcement is due to better technology, bagel-store owners say the tax was news to them.
I'll be right back. I'm going down to Blockbuster and moving the DVD of Brazil from the comedy shelf to the documentary one.