Sweetened Beverage Tax in Philadelphia

Please be informed that Philadelphia City has passed a legislation to impose a $0.015/ounce tax on sweetened beverage starting January 1, 2017. Be prepared for this new regulation if you or your distributor is selling sweetened beverage in PA.

Consumer needs to pay $0.1515 per can (10.1 oz) and $3.636 (24’s) per carton, which is an additional more than 20% -25% increase to the current consumer price. This will cause a great impact on the sweetened beverage industry.

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