here in ga, you need your tax id number at sams to be tax exempt from purchases. although its only for taxable re-sell items. food items are not taxed, unless they are prepared, like the cakes and pies, and such. hmm.. wonder why that is…
if i buy a chocolate cake that sams makes in their bakery, i get taxed.
if i buy a frozen chocolate cake, no tax.
but definitely i would have to pay tax on the equipment purchases. unless i am reselling my ovens and fryers….