California Taxes Fruit Only When Sold In A Vending Machine

California’s law taxing fruit only if it’s sold in a vending machine is one of the 10 most unusual taxes, according to an article in U.S. News & World Report. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: This discriminatory tax on fruit sold in a vending machine is unfortunately all too common, and it’s why the vending industry needs trade associations to represent its interests at all levels of government.

In citing 10 strange state taxes, this article found three that pertain to the vending industry. In addition to the California fruit tax, the story notes the Illinois candy tax that defines candy as the absence of flour. In Pennsylvania, an air vending machine is subject to a sales tax. 04-05-12 By Elliot Maras