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Last Updated: 9/3/2015

Diet and Weight Loss Programs

What sales are taxable?

Diet and weight loss programs help clients get or keep a goal weight. Below are some examples of taxable and nontaxable services and products.

​Service or Product

Taxable or Not Taxable

​Examples

Diet and weight loss programs

​Not Taxable

  • ​Counseling individuals or a group
  • Creating menu and exercise plans
  • Monitoring weight and body measurements

​Dietary supplements labeled with “Supplemental Facts”

​Taxable

  • ​Amino acids
  • Antioxidants
  • Enzymes
  • Herbal supplements
  • Immune supports
  • Vitamins and minerals

For more information see Fact Sheet 102E, Dietary Supplements.

​Program products sold to a customer

​Taxable

  • ​Dietary supplements
  • Training materials
  • Books
  • Meal replacement bars that contain sweeteners and no flour

Do not pay sales and use tax when you purchase these products; give your supplier a completed Form ST3, Certificate of Exemption, and specify the resale exemption.

​Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating meal plans

​Taxable

​These meals are ready to eat at the time of sale.

For more information see Fact Sheet 102D, Prepared Food.

​Nutrisystem’s meal plans

​Not taxable

​These meals require cooking or heating after the sale.

For more information see Fact Sheet 102A, Food and Food Ingredients.

What purchases are taxable?

Program products included in the price of the weight loss program are not taxable when the cost of the items is 10% or less of the total program fee.

You must pay sales or use tax when your purchase the items included in the program fee.

 
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