California – Soda tax initiative would generate billions for health care, LAO concludes

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office has concluded that the California Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act of 2020, a ballot measure filed in July by CDA and the California Medical Association, would generate an estimated $2-3 billion annually from a statewide sales Continue reading California – Soda tax initiative would generate billions for health care, LAO concludes

Pennsylvania – PA Supreme Court Upholds Philadelphia Soda Tax

In a victory for Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Philadelphia’s controversial tax on soda and other sweetened beverages. In a 4-2 majority opinion, the court found that the city had not violated state law by Continue reading Pennsylvania – PA Supreme Court Upholds Philadelphia Soda Tax

Pennsylvania – PA Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Philly Soda Tax

The Inquirer by Laura McCrystal May 15, 2018 The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday morning in a case challenging Philadelphia’s tax on soda and other sweetened beverages. Because Philadelphia was the first major U.S. city to pass a tax on sweetened beverages, Continue reading Pennsylvania – PA Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Philly Soda Tax

Illinois – Cook County Beverage Tax Repealed as of December 1, 2017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per ounce on the retail sale of all sweetened beverages in Cook Continue reading Illinois – Cook County Beverage Tax Repealed as of December 1, 2017

Illinois – Complaints Some Retailers Still Charging Repealed Soda Tax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Press December 28, 2017 CHICAGO – Some retailers in Cook County either haven’t gotten word an unpopular soda tax was repealed or haven’t gotten around to adjusting their prices. The Chicago Tribune reports county officials have Continue reading Illinois – Complaints Some Retailers Still Charging Repealed Soda Tax

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