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soda tax

State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Philadelphia’s tax on drinks with a sugar-based sweetener or artificial sugar substitute is not bringing in as much revenue as originally projected. As a result,...
March 12, 2018Richard C. AuxierJohn Iselin
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Last month, I had to tell my middle-school age children that something really bad happened at a high school. Not at the high school just over a mile from our home in Michigan, but at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Our children were horrified by the tragedy, and given a recent action by our school board, by something else.
March 7, 2018Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
“Diet soda doesn’t have sugar. Are bubbles bad for you?” Daniel asked. Nope. The mayor of Seattle had good intentions for taxing a wider range of beverages, but the road to bad tax policy often is paved with good intentions.
June 7, 2017Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Soda taxes won big at the ballot box in November. Voters in Boulder, Colorado, and three California cities (Albany, Oakland, and San Francisco) approved new...
December 12, 2016Donald Marron
: TaxVox
Congress is in recess and the Daily Deduction will post Mondays until it reconvenes. We’ll be back to our regular schedule on April 13. Taxpayers: How are IRS budget cuts affecting you? You can find out on Wednesday from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen at a TPC event at the Brookings Institution .
April 6, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
What do you have to drink in your refrigerator? I’ve got kids in grade school, and our fridge always holds their favorite: Juice boxes filled with 100% apple juice. I felt pretty good about that “100%” until I looked at the label. There are 18 grams of sugar in one 6.75-ounce serving. Coca Cola?
April 1, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: Daily Deduction
Betting on tax reform in the 114th Congress? Consider some insight from TPC’s Bill Gale . GOP control won’t make gridlock disappear, even if President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell somehow do get along. The business community is not united on business tax reform. The GOP and the
November 6, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Maybe Chicago is not their kind of town. Five Chicagoans, all Walgreen board members, need to decide whether to pack up and move the company’s headquarters to Europe. Walgreen is in the second stage of its merger with Swiss-based Alliance Boots that could slash Walgreen’s tax bill by over $780
July 8, 2014Renu Zaretsky