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Old 02-15-2010, 11:03 PM
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Can someone explain why the Snack Bar taxes students if they do not use their drew i.d to pay for it?

I was under the impression that students are exempt from taxes on food.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:26 PM
William A. Menges William A. Menges is offline
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"There is a similar exception for school cafeterias, which are not required to collect sales tax on food and beverages sold to students. N.J.A.C. 18:24-12.5."

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxa...t5excert.shtml


Not sure if that only applies to publicly funded schools or not.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:53 PM
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Can someone explain why the Snack Bar taxes students if they do not use their drew i.d to pay for it?

I was under the impression that students are exempt from taxes on food.

We are, but snack bar employees have no way to verify that a person is a student unless the student uses an ID.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:58 PM
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I am not sure they understand this concept. I showed my Drew id, but I was still charged a tax because I did not use the id as a point of payment. I used cash. I do think someone should check into it. It seems a bit unfair if you have no cash on your card.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:48 AM
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Yea, I have showed my i.d as well but they still charge a tax. Someone told me it was to encourage students to buy more points, but it does not seem fair to use a tax to promote a schools point plan.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:30 AM
Rebecca A. Sandler Rebecca A. Sandler is offline
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I thought the reason that we don't pay meal tax if they are purchased with points is that the amount we pay for a meal plan has been already taxed, and therefore, if we were charged on a meal plan points, we would be doubly taxed. I am not sure how true that is, but I remember it being told to me a year ago when there was an issue on points being taxed.
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:13 PM
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does anyone know who is in charge of aramark here at Drew?
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:33 PM
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does anyone know who is in charge of aramark here at Drew?

Scott Oswald is the Food Service Director.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:48 PM
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Just got an e-mail back from scott and it seems that students are only exempt when using their cards. By law, cash or credit has to be taxed. I appreciate the prompt response from Mr. Oswald.
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