Ohio Sales Tax on Food and Meals Ohio: Sales Tax Handbook

Ohio:

Are Food and Meals subject to sales tax?

While Ohio's sales tax generally applies to most transactions, certain items have special treatment in many states when it comes to sales taxes. This page describes the taxability of food and meals in Ohio, including catering and grocery food. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in Ohio.


Catering
TAXABLE
In the state of Ohio, they are not considered to be taxable so long as food is sold for the purpose of off-premises consumption.

Grocery Food
EXEMPT
In the state of Ohio, any food, which includes prepared food, is considered to be exempt so long as they were sold to be intended for off- premises consumption.



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