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

Texas:

Are Food and Meals subject to sales tax?

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


Catering
TAXABLE
In the state of Texas, any mandatory gratuities of 20% or less, and any voluntary gratuities that are distributed to employees are not considered to be taxable.

Grocery Food
EXEMPT
Sales of grocery food are exempt from the sales tax in Texas.



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