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(USA Today)   Cut? Fine, but you must be warned. Ordering a cut bagel comes with an additional $ .08 surtax for "altered bagels". Welcome to New York   (usatoday.com) divider line 12
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2013-04-01 10:15:02 AM
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It's important to have all bagels altered. Feral bagel packs wreak havoc on any ecosystem, especially in riparian zones, where they are known to attack large fish like salmon, whitefish, and even the elusive neufchateel.
 
Trust me, this surtax is a good thing. But it doesn't go far enough. There should be a maamtax to cover the female bagels as well. The most dangerous are the fertile ones - you can tell them apart because, after mating, they are covered in seed.
 
Disgusting creatures, really...
2013-04-01 04:59:18 PM
1 votes:

capilot: It gets a little weird sometimes, but can anybody here come up with rules that would be a) fair, b) not weird, c) something bagel shop clerks could be expected to memorize?


"Don't tax food".
2013-04-01 12:07:18 PM
1 votes:

Daniels: fredklein: "Cut bagels cross the line and become a prepared meal or food sold for on-premises consumption, which is taxable," explains Carla Yrjanson, vice president of tax research and content for Thomson Reuters. "Uncut bagels are typically sold for home consumption and would meet the definition of a (tax) exempt food in New York."

So, sliced bread is a "prepared meal or food sold for on-premises consumption"??

You mean like a sandwich?  Yes.  The distinction would also prevent a person from buying cut bagels with food stamps.  The distinction is pretty much "meant to be consumed on premises."


1) No one stands in a NYC bagel shop, eating the bagel. So much for 'consumed on premises'.

2) If the distinction is "meant to be consumed on premises", then make the distinction actaully be "meant to be consumed on premises", and not "cut or uncut".
2013-04-01 11:11:50 AM
1 votes:

seniorgato: If you lose one customer over an $0.08 fee, you will never recoup it.
 
So you better be sure that 1) there are no alternatives around so you have a captive audience or 2) your bagles are so good that nobody will care about $0.08.


Lets be real here...its 8 farking cents.
 
Oops, wait, I forgot, NY. Cheapskates. The elderly ones who wander here to FL are even worse. They will complain about 8 cents, then you overhear them talking about all the rental properties they bought after they retired from NY or Michigan. On top of Social Security, pensions, etc. Old farks are loaded, yet act like paupers.
2013-04-01 10:32:08 AM
1 votes:
When this sign:
-Bagel $1.50
-Bagel w/ cream cheese $2 (or worse, $2.50)
 
is fairly common, a $.08 surtax seems like a gnat landing on your inflamed mosquito bite.
2013-04-01 10:16:12 AM
1 votes:
"Cut bagels cross the line and become a prepared meal or food sold for on-premises consumption, which is taxable."
 
It's not a surtax, it's a sales tax.  Once you have someone put together food for you, it is now prepared food and subject to sales tax.  Don't like it, then ask for a whole bagel and a plastic knife, and cut it yourself.
 
/Same thing for a sandwich, you can order all the sliced meat and it's not taxed, but once you ask the deli clerk to put it between 2 untaxed slices of bread it now becomes taxed.
 
//what is the price of a bagel anyhow, like 40 cents?  so someone is wasting their time biatching over an extra 3.2 cents?
2013-04-01 10:13:26 AM
1 votes:
If you lose one customer over an $0.08 fee, you will never recoup it.
 
So you better be sure that 1) there are no alternatives around so you have a captive audience or 2) your bagles are so good that nobody will care about $0.08.
2013-04-01 10:03:59 AM
1 votes:
"Cut bagels cross the line and become a prepared meal or food sold for on-premises consumption, which is taxable," explains Carla Yrjanson, vice president of tax research and content for Thomson Reuters. "Uncut bagels are typically sold for home consumption and would meet the definition of a (tax) exempt food in New York."
 
The worst part about this is that I read the above paragraph and said "Hey, that makes sense".
2013-04-01 09:58:03 AM
1 votes:
What if I'm uncut?
2013-04-01 09:28:47 AM
1 votes:
April fools joke, or who gives a crap its new york story. Decisions decisions.
2013-04-01 09:22:12 AM
1 votes:
But I thought the Talmud requires all bagels to be cut.
2013-04-01 08:53:58 AM
1 votes:
Prepared Hog Noses is my Primus cover band.
 
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