Ax the Bev Tax

Philly’s beverage tax hurts!

It’s time to Ax the Bev Tax!

Despite opposition from the majority of Philadelphia residents and businesses, the beverage tax is now in effect as of January 1, 2017 – and Philadelphians are taking a stand!

Philadelphia’s 1.5 cents-per-ounce beverage tax isn’t just a tax on soda, it’s a tax on flavored juice, almond milk, bottled coffees and teas, coconut water, sports drinks, and even diet beverages.

Working families cannot afford the tax. Many residents are going outside of the city to buy goods, which has resulted in a decrease in sales. Small businesses are losing loyal customers and residents are struggling to pay for everyday items. For example, a 6-pack of diet green tea that would typically cost $4.99, now costs $6.07. Two-liter beverages have gone up a dollar, and the cost of a 12-pack of beverages has increased by more than $2.00!

This Just In

Business Owner: Soda Tax May Lead To Layoffs
Andy Pincus, the owner of Carbonator Rental Service, who delivers carbonation and syrup to business in Philadelphia, told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that the tax has taken such a toll on his enterprise, that he may have to reduce staff...
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