Senate panel expands bill eliminating food sales tax


A proposal eliminating the state sales tax on food moved out of a Senate committee Thursday but was expanded to cover utilities, delivery charges and allow theaters to keep sales taxes on ticket sales.

The bill would eliminate the state's 6.5% sales tax on food - one of the highest rates nationally - starting Jan. 1, 2024.

It would still allow local governments to collect food sales taxes, although they would have  the option to eliminate the tax if they choose.

Republican state Sen. Caryn Tyson delayed . . .


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