Iowa Sales Tax on Vending Machine Sales Iowa: Sales Tax Handbook


Are Vending Machine Sales subject to sales tax?

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

In the state of Iowa, any items which are sold specifically for consumption on premises, items which were prepared for immediate consumption off of the premises, any candy, any candy-coated items, any candy products, and certain beverages are not considered to be exempt.

Sales of merchandise are subject to sales tax in Iowa.

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