Search this guide Print Page Print Guide Guide Menu Back to Sales Tax Fact Sheets and Industry Guides Personal Services Industry Guide Barber Shop, Salon, and Spa Services Tanning Massages Diet and Weight Loss Programs Miscellaneous Personal Services Taxable Purchases (Applies to All Personal Services) Filing Returns and Record-Keeping Legal References and Resources field_block:node:guide:title Diet and Weight Loss Programs field_block:node:guide:body Diet and weight loss programs are not taxable. However, some products and supplements sold as part of the program may be taxable. field_block:node:guide:field_paragraph Sales [+] 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 Creating menu and exercise plans Counseling individuals or a group 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 Dietary Supplements. Program products sold to a customer Taxable Program products sold to a customer Books Dietary supplements Meal replacement bars that contain sweeteners and no flour Training materials Do not pay sales and use tax when you purchase these products; give your supplier a completed Form ST3, Certificate of Exemption. Specify the Resale exemption. Ready to eat meal plans Taxable These meals are ready to eat at the time of sale. For more information see Prepared Food. Meal plans that require cooking or heating Not taxable These meals require cooking or heating after the sale. For more information see Food and Food Ingredients. Purchases [+] 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.