Single Sized Snacks Taxable in Texas

TEXAS – Effective September 1, 2013, Senate Bill 1151 will simplify sales tax collection for convenience stores and other businesses where individual-size servings of snacks are sold. Individual-size packages are labeled as one serving or less than 2.05 ounces (if package does not state servings.)

Items being taxed are:

• Chips
• Breakfast, granola, nutrition, sports, protein or yogurt bars (not labeled and marketed as candy)
• Snack or trail mix
• Nuts (candy-coated nuts are taxable, regardless of size, unless purchased with food stamps)
• Popped popcorn
• Crackers and hard pretzels.

Cartons or bags containing several individual-sized servings are not taxable.

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