Dropping the taco tax

Food-truck customers no longer have to do math in their heads while standing in line.

Thanks to the California Board of Equalization, starting July on 1, food truck vendors across the state have to include any tax in the listed price. Meaning, a delicious shrimp taco isn’t $5 plus tax. It’s a straight-up Abe Lincoln.

In a release, the board said, “this change will presume that sales tax is included on all taxable items, unless the retailer adds the tax separately.”

So stop fidgeting in your pockets, lunch-hour devotee.

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