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It may not be much but as I go through close to 20 lbs a day and will soon be needing 50 lbs a day the sales tax would really add up. The feed store I use was recently audited by the state revenue department and was hit because they had been selling rabbit pellets without sales tax just like other livestock feeds. I guess that Missouri has put rabbits in the pet class so that they can get the sales tax money. However since I am a resgistered grower for Pel Freeze I took my letter in and the feed store copied it for thier records and I also have to sign on the sales ticket that I am using the feed for a livestock growing operation but by doing this I no longer have to pay sales tax on my feed. The other local feed store did not want to go through the hassels so if I buy from them I will have to pay sales tax. I am uncertain of the exact tax rate but it is between 6-7 % so at least for me I am talking real money here. If you are raising rabbits as livestock in missouri you may want to talk to your feed store so you won't have to pay sales tax either. I don't know about other states but I do know many of you live in missouri.
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