Minn. Sales Tax Applies to 'Snack Foods' Under New Bill
Posted at: 03/11/2013 2:24 PM
| Updated at: 03/11/2013 9:30 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
Satisfying that craving for a midnight snack could soon be getting more expensive in Minnesota.
A new bill, introduced in the Senate Monday, proposes applying the sales tax to certain snack foods. The legislation comes from Sen. John Hoffman, DFL-Champlin.
The foods included in the bill are:
- Potato chips and sticks
- Corn chips
- Cheese puffs and curls
- Pork rinds
- Extruded pretzels and chips
- Popped popcorn
- Nuts and edible seeds
Under the bill, "snack food" is defined as "prepackaged snack food sold in packages or a group of packages in which each individual package contains no more than eight ounces" of the items listed above.
Also included as snack foods in the bill are:
- Ice cream novelties
The legislation has been referred to the Senate Taxes Committee. The bill will be considered dead if it doesn't pass a committee by Friday.