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Old 10-04-2012, 09:30 AM   #53
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Re: Found this blog about Snap Benefits

Originally Posted by happysmileylady View Post
Technically it's not a tax on coupons, it's a tax on the item, that you have to pay on top of the coupon. So for sake of ease, lets say you buy a shampoo for $1, and have a coupon for 99c off. You live in a state with a 5% sales tax, you would have to pay 6c for that shampoo-5c tax and the 1 penny difference between the coupon and the price of the item.
We have this in California, but since there is no tax on food, it isn't applicable to SNAP transactions.
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