Idaho Exempts Employee Meals
- Sales Tax News
- Apr 14, 2015 | Gail Cole
Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant knows that food is one of the perks of employment. It is common practice for restaurants to provide employees with a free or discounted meal or beverage during a shift. Now, thanks to the passage of new legislation, employers in Idaho are not required to pay use tax on that perk.
House Bill 0237 reads, in pertinent part:
“ The use tax herein imposed shall not apply to a retailer supplying prepared food or beverages free of charge to its employee when that retailer sells prepared food or beverages in its normal course of business.”
The bill took effect on April 2, 2015.
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