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All customers must be charged except those who provide proof of participation in a federal or state Food Assistance Program. Examples of Food Assistance Programs include EBT, SNAP, or WIC. Customers will need to volunteer this information to become exempt.
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Shoppers can avoid paying the ten cent bag tax by bringing their own bags, including reusing disposable bags that they already have, or refusing a bag when they make a purchase.
Yes. The tax on single-use bags does not apply to any bag brought into a store by a customer, nor does it apply to packages containing multiple bags for food storage, garbage, pet waste, or yard waste. Additionally, the tax does not apply to:
Yes. The bag tax must be applied to each disposable bag (plastic, paper, or other material including but not limited to compostable material) used to deliver goods or provided at self-checkout. It is recommended that stores place notification of the bag tax at each self-checkout location. Printable materials for signage are available on this webpage.
Online ordering services are able to charge a card an estimated amount when the order is placed, then change this amount after the fact depending on how many bags are used.