Illinois – Soda Tax Rollout Leaves Chicago-Area Shoppers Grumbling, Confused

Chicago Tribune by Alley Marotti, Grace Wong and Greg Trotter August 3, 2017 Cook County’s long-delayed tax on sweetened beverages took effect Wednesday amid confusion, leaving retailers grumbling and shoppers plotting soda runs to neighboring counties. The penny-per-ounce tax applies Continue reading Illinois – Soda Tax Rollout Leaves Chicago-Area Shoppers Grumbling, Confused

Pennsylvania – Philly Soda Tax Upheld By Commonwealth Court

phillymag.com by Claire Sasko June 14, 2017 Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court voted today to uphold Philadelphia’s soda tax. It’s the second legal win for the city since the American Beverage Association and local retailers filed a lawsuit against the 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on Continue reading Pennsylvania – Philly Soda Tax Upheld By Commonwealth Court

California – Berkeley Tax Reduces Soda Consumption

SALT Report 3864 – Can Americans tax themselves out of their obesity crisis? A new analysis of Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation “soda tax” offers encouraging results about its power to change people’s dietary habits. Five months after the city implemented its penny-per-ounce Continue reading California – Berkeley Tax Reduces Soda Consumption

California – Berkeley First To Pass Soda Tax

SALT Report 3522 – The City of Berkeley, California is the first U.S. city to pass the “soda tax” law.  The new Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Product Distribution Tax will impose a $0.01 per fluid ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages sold Continue reading California – Berkeley First To Pass Soda Tax

Minnesota – Soda Clarified As Taxable

SALT Report 3448 – The Minnesota Department of Revenue has determined that soft drinks are a taxable item and the food product exemption does not apply.  For sales tax purposes soft drinks are defined as “nonalcoholic beverges that contain natural Continue reading Minnesota – Soda Clarified As Taxable

California – Berkeley “Soda Tax” Approved For November 2014 Ballot

SALT Report 3446 – The ordinance would impose a tax of one cent per fluid ounce on distribution of sugar-sweetened beverage products within the city.  The intent of the “soda tax” is to discourage the distribution and consumption of sugary Continue reading California – Berkeley “Soda Tax” Approved For November 2014 Ballot