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I own a bar in California. What would be considered a nontaxable transaction when reporting sales tax?

Full Question: I own a bar in California. I am wondering what would be considered a nontaxable transaction when reporting sales tax. The deductions which would be reported on line 11..

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Diane Yetter photoThere are minimal deductions available to restaurant and bars in California. The main one would be if you provide meals to your employees at no charge or if you provide personnel for a private party such as security. See the attached publication from the California State Board of Equalization for details concerning this industry.

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