Grocery Tax Resource Guide

Find out what grocery items your state charges taxes for.

In most cases, food from the grocery store is supposed to be tax exempt. But there are exceptions to every rule. Depending on the state, items in the grocery store such as pre-prepared food and certain food items on the shelves may be taxable. Become a more aware consumer by knowing about your state's laws. Click on the states below for more information on food tax laws. 

Alabama 

Alaska 

Arizona 

Arkansas 

California 

Colorado 

Connecticut 

Delaware 

Florida 

Georgia 

Hawaii 

Idaho 

Illinois

Indiana 

Iowa 

Kansas 

Kentucky 

Additional resource for Kentucky, click here


Louisiana 

Maine 

Maryland 

Massachusetts 

Michigan 

Minnesota 

Mississippi 

Additional resource for Mississippi, click here

Missouri 

Montana

Nebraska 

Nevada 

New Hampshire 

New Jersey 

New Mexico 

Additional resource for New Mexico, click here

New York 

North Carolina 

Additional resource for North Carolina, click here

North Dakota 

Ohio 

Oklahoma 

Oregon 

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island 

Additional resource for Rhode Island, click here

South Carolina 

South Dakota

Tennessee 

Texas 

Additional resource for Texas, click here

Additional resource for Texas, click here

Utah 

Vermont 

Virginia 

Washington 

West Virginia 

Wisconsin 

Wyoming

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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