Posts Tagged ‘Sales Taxes’

On this blog, I mainly talk about controlling costs in restaurants.  When we look at sales taxes that restaurants pay, we rarely consider them to be “costs”.  Sales taxes are considered “trust” taxes.  Restaurants, retailers and other businesses that charge sales taxes are really collecting them on behalf of the government.  This means that sales taxes are not revenues and the remittance of sales taxes is not an expense.

So, it should be obvious that restaurants don’t have sales tax expenses.  However, many restaurants do have sales tax expenses!  I’m going to tell you how.


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