McDonald's charging tax on tea?

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TonyFromAbbottst own

New Castle, DE

#1 Mar 3, 2009
Yesterday I stopped at McDonalds in New Oxford and ordered a large sweet tea. I had my dollar in hand as it is always a dollar even. When I pulled to the window the cashier said, "That will be $1.06." I said it should be just a dollar, just as it was the last time I bought one.

I tried to give her a history lesson of why we don't pay taxes on tea. A little thing know as the "Boston Tea Party" She says. "I never heard of it in this state." She said they have always charged tax on iced tea. I told her that I hope the extra 6 cents you are overcharging the customer is at least going to the Ronald McDonald House. Otherwise they are ripping off the customer. Your thoughts?

“Peace On Earth”

Since: Apr 08

Erie Pa

#3 Mar 3, 2009
Throw ronald mcBozo overboard!!!!
Neecie

Allentown, PA

#4 Mar 3, 2009
TonyFromAbbottstown wrote:
Yesterday I stopped at McDonalds in New Oxford and ordered a large sweet tea. I had my dollar in hand as it is always a dollar even. When I pulled to the window the cashier said, "That will be $1.06." I said it should be just a dollar, just as it was the last time I bought one.
I tried to give her a history lesson of why we don't pay taxes on tea. A little thing know as the "Boston Tea Party" She says. "I never heard of it in this state." She said they have always charged tax on iced tea. I told her that I hope the extra 6 cents you are overcharging the customer is at least going to the Ronald McDonald House. Otherwise they are ripping off the customer. Your thoughts?
Did you ask to talk to the manager? Did you email McDonalds?
TonyFromAbbottst own

New Castle, DE

#5 Mar 4, 2009
Neecie wrote:
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Did you ask to talk to the manager? Did you email McDonalds?
Yes. I did both. Manager was dumbfounded and didn't know what to say. I also sent an email to corporate headquarters with no reply yet.
Sir Cambria

Du Bois, PA

#6 Mar 14, 2009
http://www.revenue.state.pa.us/revenue/lib/re...

Page 20 of this document states that sales tax may be charged for iced tea if it is sold "ready to eat" from a restaurant or caterer.

McDonald's was within the law to charge sales tax.

“Depraved Indifference”

Since: Dec 08

Ronin

#7 Mar 15, 2009
They have to come up 300K to pay for the workers surgery somehow...
Mc WHAT

Allentown, PA

#8 Mar 15, 2009
We should protest.

Know what we should do?

We should rent a BIG sailing ship, round up all the tea we can find, SAIL out to some McHarbor and chuck it all overboard.
gail

Saint Marys, PA

#10 Mar 15, 2009
Good Lord don't tell me we have to do the Boston Tea Party all over again???? Next they will tax us for using the restrooms,,,,paper tax...ya think???
TonyFromAbbottst own

Parma, MI

#11 Mar 16, 2009
name wrote:
<quoted text>wow you are a cheap MF'er. who cares!
I care. It's not about the money. It's about preserving history.
TonyFromAbbottst own

Alliance, OH

#14 Mar 22, 2009
name wrote:
<quoted text>no its not. YOU ARE CHEAP.
And you are a dumb ass....
M Jones

Emmaus, PA

#15 Mar 23, 2009
TonyFromAbbottstown wrote:
Yesterday I stopped at McDonalds in New Oxford and ordered a large sweet tea. I had my dollar in hand as it is always a dollar even. When I pulled to the window the cashier said, "That will be $1.06." I said it should be just a dollar, just as it was the last time I bought one.
I tried to give her a history lesson of why we don't pay taxes on tea. A little thing know as the "Boston Tea Party" She says. "I never heard of it in this state." She said they have always charged tax on iced tea. I told her that I hope the extra 6 cents you are overcharging the customer is at least going to the Ronald McDonald House. Otherwise they are ripping off the customer. Your thoughts?
Whenever you order something prepared in PA, they add sales tax to it.
amanda

Dublin, PA

#17 Mar 24, 2009
Neecie wrote:
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Did you ask to talk to the manager? Did you email McDonalds?
Why? It's allowed within the law since it's prepared iced tea. Other places charge tax as well for Iced Tea.
nosferatu

Willow Street, PA

#18 Mar 26, 2009
TonyFromAbbottstown wrote:
Yesterday I stopped at McDonalds in New Oxford and ordered a large sweet tea. I had my dollar in hand as it is always a dollar even. When I pulled to the window the cashier said, "That will be $1.06." I said it should be just a dollar, just as it was the last time I bought one.
I tried to give her a history lesson of why we don't pay taxes on tea. A little thing know as the "Boston Tea Party" She says. "I never heard of it in this state." She said they have always charged tax on iced tea. I told her that I hope the extra 6 cents you are overcharging the customer is at least going to the Ronald McDonald House. Otherwise they are ripping off the customer. Your thoughts?
The revenue from cigarettes is down. It's about time they tax fat *ss people like you. Next it'll be the twinkies you eat.
Danielle

Miamisburg, OH

#19 Apr 21, 2009
nosferatu wrote:
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The revenue from cigarettes is down. It's about time they tax fat *ss people like you. Next it'll be the twinkies you eat.
Hey, you're a dumbass. Just because someone drinks a sweet tea from mcdonald's doesn't mean they are fat. Oh, and for those of you who say "it's only 6 cents" WAKE UP. Do you have any idea how much money that adds up to? This is what's wrong with our country...when did it become wrong to question things?
hawker

Buffalo, NY

#20 May 15, 2009
name wrote:
<quoted text>wow you are a cheap MF'er. who cares!
Howabout we just shit on george washington's grave while were at it? Have you no patriotism? Why dont you just give up your right of free speech and right to a trail lol? It has nothin to do with the money, it has to do with a bunch of crazy rebels who flipped up the bird to their government and said f* you! its symbolism
mrkihn

Hudson, OH

#21 May 26, 2009
Sir Cambria wrote:
http://www.revenue.state.pa.us /revenue/lib/revenue/rev-717.p df
Page 20 of this document states that sales tax may be charged for iced tea if it is sold "ready to eat" from a restaurant or caterer.
McDonald's was within the law to charge sales tax.
Only a smart person had the brains to look it up
Good job
comments on this thread just show how many stup1d people are on this on these forums

Since: May 09

Freeburg, PA

#22 May 29, 2009
I know ...next time order a cup of hot or cold iced water (taxable), and a tea bag (not prepared, not taxable). This will probably save you 2 cents.
Dave

Baltimore, MD

#24 Jul 9, 2013
If tea ( a drink) is considered ready to eat then I might have to start chewing on the tea I drink. I guess if they can tax tea then your ready to eat water can be taxed too, right?
Mark

Allentown, PA

#25 Jul 15, 2013
Yes
Tom

United States

#26 Aug 2, 2013
You people are seriously this concerned ??

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