This state has officially started a higher tax on sweetened drinks. You may want to avoid ‘sweet drinks’ in this state to avoid the price hike. The tax isn’t on the dollar but the ounce, 1.5 cents per ounce.
From The Blaze:
Your standard 20-ounce soda that was $1.88 on New Year’s Eve is now hiked up 30 cents to $2.18, the station said. Not fun, but not necessarily a deal breaker.
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However, Chuck Andrews bought a gallon jug of iced tea that was going for $1.77 — but when he got home, the station said Andrews eyeballed the receipt and discovered it told a different story: The beverage tax added $1.92 to the cost of his iced tea.
“When I read the receipt I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. I paid more in tax than I did for the product,’” Andrews told WPVI.
Check out how much extra change one customer paid for Propel water due to the tax:
From a Facebook post, the Philadelphia sugary drink tax implemented today damn, between that & Pennsylvania gas tax no wonder folk revolted pic.twitter.com/ZUtmufCyQn
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) January 2, 2017