Subway Sandwich Trilogy: Toasting Costs Extra – You Pay Sales Tax on Toasted Subs, But Not on Nontoasted Subs

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So the only way to stick it to the Man is to say, “No toasting for me, please.”* (And, of course, get it to-go, as young Akit helpfully points out.) Then, you save like 75 cents every time you get lunch.

This situation really isn’t the fault of the California State Board of Equalization, but it just happens to be the agency what has the job of interpreting and enforcing some of the cray-cray laws** passed in Sacramento, so what can you do?

*And no cucumbers. Cucumbers are horrible, IMO.

**You’re too young to remember the famous snack tax, but I’m not. It didn’t last too long.

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One Response to “Subway Sandwich Trilogy: Toasting Costs Extra – You Pay Sales Tax on Toasted Subs, But Not on Nontoasted Subs”

  1. GG says:

    Not exactly “cray-cray”… presumably this is because food eaten in a “restaurant” is taxed while to-go food is untaxed (like groceries). The rationale is that if you can afford to eat out, you can afford to be taxed on the food you’re buying. If you’re getting a hot sandwich, presumably you have to eat it there in the “restaurant” or it gets gross.