By Catherine Douglas Moran
Source: Grocery Dive
Of the 13 states that tax grocery purchases, more than half have efforts underway aimed at eliminating or reducing those taxes.
Kansas, which is currently phasing out its grocery tax, dropped the tax rate to 4% at the start of this year from the previous 6.5% rate. Its grocery tax rate will continue to drop each year until it is eliminated by 2025. Meanwhile, Virginia’s partial repeal of its grocery tax took effect at the start of this year.
Proposals have been advancing this year in Oklahoma, Hawai’i, Missouri, Utah and Alabama to cut those states’ taxes on groceries. In some states, such as Oklahoma and Kansas, calls to eliminate the state grocery taxes have drawn bipartisan support.