Friday, August 28, 2015

Weekly Bits:: 15

Listened:: One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
  • Earlier this year I read Me Before You by JoJo Moyes and really enjoyed it. I've been wanting to read One Plus One for a while now, but just haven't had the time, so I decided to give the audio book a shot during my daily commute. I'm really enjoying it so far! 

Dined:: Dewey's Pizza
  • To celebrate my friend Tom's birthday, we grabbed a pizza and a couple beers last night. It was my first time trying Dewey's Pizza and I wasn't disappointed! I'll definitely be back in the near future.

Started:: Walking at lunch
  • Since the weather has been so nice this week, I have made it a priority to go to the park and walk every day during my lunch hour. My goal is to keep up with this at least a few times a week as we transition into fall.

Attended:: Sales and Use Tax Seminar
  • Well first, let me tell you this was just as boring as it sounds! I did learn a lot though, and am eager to put it to good use at work. A few funny tax laws I learned: 
    • In Missouri, if you buy a bagel and get it sliced, you should be paying a higher tax rate than if you buy a bagel and don't get it sliced. Slicing it changes it from a grocery to a processed good which carries a higher tax rate.
    • A Twix is considered a cookie rather than candy since it contains flour. This makes it a grocery rather than a candy and therefore has a lower tax rate in Missouri than other candy bars.
    • If you buy illegal drugs in Missouri, you are supposed to be paying tax on your purchase. (I guarantee this never happens!) 
    • You do not pay sales tax on clothing in Pennsylvania unless it is considered "formal". Missouri should adopt this law!


Emily Ann

P.S. I have zero plans for Saturday and Sunday this weekend, and am really looking forward to spending some time at home since I've been on the go so much lately!


  1. I enjoyed these tax tips. You should provide us with more funny accounting tid-bits on the reg.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed them! I figured I was just a nerd for finding them interesting haha. I'll definitely think of some more funny accounting tid-bits to add to the blog.