Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
280.0000 GIFTS, MARKETING AIDS, PREMIUMS AND PRIZES— Regulation 1670
280.0240 Complimentary Beer Furnished by Breweries. Breweries who provide beer free of charge to their employees pursuant to union contracts or otherwise give away beer are subject to tax measured by their purchase price of the nonexempt ingredients. However, ingredients which are food products are exempt even though incorporated into a taxable beverage. Such ingredients as sugar, corn grits, soy bean flakes, etc., are food products meeting this test. Hops are to be considered a flavoring extract and therefore a food product. Chemical additives are not food products and are subject to tax. 9/26/69. (Am. M99–1).