California Sales Tax on Vending Machine Sales California: Sales Tax Handbook

California:

Are Vending Machine Sales subject to sales tax?

While California'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 vending machine sales in California, including food and merchandise. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in California.


Food
TAXABLE
In the state of California, 33% of cold food receipts are considered to be taxable.

Merchandise
TAXABLE
Sales of merchandise are subject to sales tax in California.



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