Sales Tax On Free-Item Coupon? A Supermarket Dustup

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You’re welcome to play along in today’s edition of “Is It Just Me?,” where no question is too small for The Bottom Line.

Q: If a customer has a coupon for a “free item” package of cat food or kitty litter, is there sales tax on the free item? I was unfortunately behind a woman who was arguing with the cashier that her two “free items” were absolutely free and were not subject to the state sales tax. Please clarify who is right.

Chris Anastasio, Newington

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