Skip to comments.Cash-strapped NY starts enforcing sales tax on sliced bagels
Posted on 08/24/2010 9:16:32 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
Have you noticed bagel shops tacking on a few more cents to your beloved pumpernickel and cream cheese? Blame Albany.
Bagels however you slice them most likely haven't been subject to tax at your favorite neighborhood shop. But, desperate for cash, Albany began enforcing a little known clause in its sales tax code that calls for a tax on sliced bagels or whole bagels consumed at the place of purchase, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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They’ll tax my toasted sesame seed with a schmear when they pry it out of MCDH ;-)
Sell a whole bagel. Let the customer slice it and hand it back. Then take your right index finger and stick it in Albany’s eye.
Always get it to go.
“Theyll tax my toasted sesame seed with a schmear when they pry it out of MCDH ;-)”
Careful ... with ObamaCare, you might get your wish ..
word weasels lining up to sue..
On one hand I’m scratching my head in disbelief, but on the other hand I think about how NY CONTINUOUSLY leans and votes left. Maybe when they wake up and find that they are being taxed on every aspect of their lives right down to their underwear, maybe, just maybe they will see the light.
The state will eventually add a value added tax for the incremental processing that was applied to the formerly whole bagel.
In Lakeland, FL the local governments are sending out people to look for old additions to houses and properties. They then look up in the records to see if a building permit was pulled at the time it was built. If not they go to the homeowner and demand the price of the building permit or they will make them tear it down and rebuild according to current codes.
So, 15 years ago you added 30 ft of fence and didn’t bother to pull a permit to pay Caesar his due. Now you get hit.
And most people don’t know that they require a building permit for damn near anything bigger than a birdbath.
They are already there. And they are still sound asleep in the dark.
Only if there are holes in the underwear.
New York has been asleep for thirty years..the only relief is to move out
Remember when Slick Willie took a tax deduction for donating his *used* underwear to charity?
I live in Western NY, and I no longer buy cigarettes in NY, I buy boat parts online and have them delivered tax free and do much of my consumer electronics purchasing in Delaware when I visit my in-laws. This extends to tires, liquor, any almost anything else that is taxable and that you can stuff into the back of an SUV or trailer.
Yep, raise them taxes higher and higher. Only makes purchasing out of state more attractive.
And form IT-201 askes me to declare all of these things and pay the sales tax on them. Hah, not on your life. Tough to track when you pay in CASH.
The libtards who live in the “downstate corridor” who vote for democRATS have us outnumbered. There are alternatives to those of us who live close enough to the state lines.
I've even heard of a legal term called "statute of repose" -- which is a much longer duration than a typical statute of limitations (I think it's 10 years in my state) -- that basically protects a previous property owner for any flaws or problems in a property that was transferred to someone else a long time ago. Apparently it often comes up in condominium situations when a developer builds a project, forms a condo association, and then sells off individual units to new owners.
You should not be able to move to NY unless you have properly filled out, in triplicate, and filed your ID-10-T forms.
Let there be a bagel revolt on Albany. Hold a massive rally on the steps of the capitol in Albany and bring lots of sliced bagels and litter the steps with them everywhere.
Add schmear for the extra effect.
GOOD FOR YOU!
I’d certainly do the same thing in your shoes!
And how does NY respond to all of this?
RAISE TAX RATES. TAX MORE STUFF!
Regardless of what the actual law is on this, the reality is that if you can get away with it, then it is legal.
It’s really just a form of extortion or tribute where the extortionist keeps the demand just below the threshold of where it becomes economically feasible for the victims to fight back.
They send you a letter demanding $100 and you are going to pay it and end the matter. No one is going to fight city hall for that kind of money. Government taxing authorities do putative things like that all the time.