San Antonio Texas sales tax audit attorney
If you are undergoing a sales tax audit in San Antonio, call our firm to discuss your business and objectives. More often than not, sales tax auditors are there to find the the weaknesses in your book keeping to levy the highest amount of tax against your business. Again, this is levied on a personal level once the underreported amount needs to be accounted for on your personal income tax return.
Having handled numerous sales tax audits, we have come to understand that having all of your books and records is not always possible. However, having a solid understanding of sales and use tax laws can help mitigate your damages in an audit where possible.
Grocery store owners normally come under heavy scrutiny with their wide array of goods for sale. Here is a note for the grocery store owners coming under audit.
Food Sold for Immediate Consumption
A grocer must collect sales tax on:
• All food kept and sold hot, such as barbecued beef, chicken, chili, soups, barbacoa, tamales, tacos, etc.
• All individual-sized portions of food sold with utensils, such as plates, knives, forks, spoons.
• If there is a bakery, coffee shop, or deli with a place to sit and eat, then tax must be collected on items
sold “through the restaurant” on the items listed just above and on all food items, when sold in individual-size
containers, that are ready to eat, such as chips, cookies, crackers, peanuts, etc.
Prior to October 1, 2003, all individual-size bakery products such as doughnuts and cookies, when sold in
quantities of five or less by a retailer that provided eating facilities, were considered to be for immediate
consumption and, thus, subject to sales tax.
San Antonio Texas Sales Tax Audit Attorney
By: Mansoor Ansari J.D., LL.M. (TAX)