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NY Vending Machine Sale Tax

Blog, Indirect Tax, ONESOURCE, Sales and Use Tax April 9, 2014

Overall view of Manhattan from the observation deck of the Empire State building in New York

Good news for all of you soda drinking, snack eating, vending machine frequenters in the state of New York!  The state recently lowered its sales tax rate threshold  from $.75 to $1.50 per item. This will make most of the goodies in vending machines tax-free. The New York Automatic Vending Association has lobbied hard for the last two years to get the threshold lowered, and they finally got their wish last week. The lowered threshold amount of $1.50 will become effective June 2014.