Posted on September 12, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – Today House Republican and Senate lawmakers held a press conference regarding newly released details on the “meals tax” included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019.
According to a Department of Revenue Services policy statement issued this week, the Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before.
The tax will apply to not only prepared meals such as sandwiches, deli salads, pizza and hot buffet items, but also containers of lettuce, small packages of snacks, loose baked goods, wrapped salads, small servings of ice cream, and meal replacement bars. It also applies to fountain drinks including coffee and any beverage sold with a taxable “meal.”
“Any legislator who voted for this budget is responsible for raising food prices on families and seniors of Connecticut. My constituents who are just getting by will feel the increased costs of feeding their families,” said Rep. Noreen Kokoruda.