Thursday, July 24, 2014
NPR Planet Money, How the Burrito Became a Sandwich:
We all know what a sandwich is. It's something delicious, slapped between two slices of bread.
But when it comes to taxes, nothing is simple.
Today on the show, what regulating sandwiches and all other takeout food tells us about taxation. And how something as simple as the sandwich sales tax ends up spawning a complicated list of definitions, interlocking exemptions and rules which somehow transform the burrito into a sandwich in the eyes of the law.
(Hat Tip: Alice Abreu.)