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A real fright for Halloween: Florida tax rules on candy, treats

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For many Floridians, the most unsettling part of Halloween isn’t ghosts, goblins, or zombies. It’s figuring the state’s tax rules on candy. The innocent goody bag can become a minefield of tax policy, with often-confusing rules governing grocery store purchases statewide and throughout the country. Florida TaxWatch, the nonprofit bipartisan government watchdog, uses Halloween to demonstrate exactly which goodies are taxable and which are not. “Florida shoppers know that most of their groceries are tax-free, but the rules can get very tricky,…

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Halloween 2015 to scare consumers with rising candy prices

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Halloween will be giving consumers a fright this year, and right in the goodie bag. While Bloomberg Business is reporting the Federal Reserve will most likely keep policy rates close to zero at this week’s meeting, those calling for raising rates have a holiday-themed statistic to rely upon: trick-or-treat candy prices are expected to rise. Candy and chewing gum prices – a subset of the Consumer Price Index – will be up 4.2 percent over last year, according to a…

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