Illinois – Cook County Beverage Tax Repealed as of December 1, 2017

On November 10, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance. The tax imposed will be at the rate of $0.01 per ounce on the retail sale of all sweetened beverages in Cook Continue reading Illinois – Cook County Beverage Tax Repealed as of December 1, 2017

Illinois – Complaints Some Retailers Still Charging Repealed Soda Tax

The News Tribune The Associated Press December 28, 2017 CHICAGO – Some retailers in Cook County either haven’t gotten word an unpopular soda tax was repealed or haven’t gotten around to adjusting their prices. The Chicago Tribune reports county officials have Continue reading Illinois – Complaints Some Retailers Still Charging Repealed Soda Tax

Pennsylvania – Philly Sweetened Beverage Tax Under Fire

Keller and Heckman LLP The Daily INTAKE October 18, 2017 As previously covered on this blog, on June 16, 2016, the Philadelphia city council voted 13-4 to approve a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.  The tax – which took effect on January 1, 2017 Continue reading Pennsylvania – Philly Sweetened Beverage Tax Under Fire

Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers

Bloomberg BNA by Jonathan A. Feldman and Alla Raykin August 17, 2017 Tax Policy To raise revenue and tackle health concerns, a number of localities have imposed sugar-sweetened beverage taxes. However, localities may have limited guidance on how these taxes Continue reading Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers