Small Business Owner Warns of Negative Effects of Beverage Taxes

April 11, 2017

Beverage taxes have been shown to be detrimental to small businesses and jobs, and a small business owner in West Virginia is warning about how such a…

#DYK 100 Years Ago a National Soda Tax Was Tried and it Failed

April 7, 2017

When it comes to taxes on beverages the idiom “what’s old is new again” rings true. Politicians looking to line government coffers are pushing legislation…

Seattle Businesses Say No to Tax

April 5, 2017

Beverage taxes are an unfair burden on small-businesses and in Seattle, small business owners are calling on Mayor Ed Murray to reconsider his plan to…

The Consequences of Beverage Taxes

March 31, 2017

The beverage tax that went into effect in Philadelphia on Jan. 1, 2017, has had damaging consequences for working families, small businesses and workers…

Taxes "Miss the Mark"

March 27, 2017

Some politicians may think that beverage taxes are an easy way to fill a budget hole, but tax expert Jared Walczak of the Tax Foundation says, “Taxes on…

Seattle Company Warns of ‘Economic Damage’ from Beverage Tax

March 24, 2017

It is a known fact that taxes on common grocery items fall hardest on those who can least afford them. They also hurt local businesses and put jobs at…

Philadelphia Tax Gouges Consumers, Retailers and Workers

March 22, 2017

Taxes on common grocery items harm consumers and businesses who can least afford them and economic data and research confirms that this approach to addressing…

Tax Foundation: Soda Taxes ‘Hurt Workers and Consumers’

March 16, 2017

How many times have you heard from a politician that the answer to a problem is a new tax? These days it seems lawmakers are pushing soda taxes as the…

Beverage Taxes Threaten Hardworking Families and Small Businesses

March 14, 2017

In Illinois, law makers are considering a penny-per-ounce tax on beverages like juice drinks, soda, sports drinks and teas to help balance the state’s…

Philadelphia’s Economic Lesson

March 8, 2017

A little more than two months has passed since Philadelphia’s 1.5 cent per ounce tax on beverages took effect and Mayor Kenney and Philadelphians are getting…