What are the tax categories for Direct Entry?

When you add an item that is not on your menu by selecting "Add Custom Menu Item" in Direct Entry, you need to assign the item a tax category. Definitions of each category are below.

Tax Categories

Prepared Food: Used for all hot and cold food prepared by a restaurant that does not fall into one of the below granular categories. Note that this may include desserts if the dessert cannot be categorized as bakery, cakes/pies, or candy.

Sandwiches: Used for all hot and cold prepared sandwiches.

Soda: Used for all sodas and carbonated beverages.

Water: Used for all bottled water, including sparkling water.

Coffee/Tea/Milk: Used for all coffee, tea, and milk beverages. Includes all varieties of hot & iced coffee/tea, kombucha. and milks.

Non-Soda Drinks: Used for all non-soda/coffee/tea/milk beverages: juice, aguas frescas.

Bakery Items: Used for bread, donuts, croissants, muffins, cookies, and any other bakery foods.

Ice Cream: Used for all ice cream, sundaes, popsicles, etc.

Chips & Snacks: Used for all pre-packaged chips and snacks.

Cakes & Pies: Used for whole cakes and pies only.

Dressings & Condiments: Used for all sauces, salad dressings, and other condiments.

Candy: Used for all flourless candy.

Miscellaneous: Used for miscellaneous general merchandise sold: utensils, sternos, etc.