To raise revenue and tackle health concerns, a number of localities have imposed sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes. However, localities may have limited guidance on how these taxes are administered. Read this Bloomberg BNA article, by Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Jonathan Feldman and Alla Raykin, which discusses:

  • Sugar-sweetened beverage tax background
  • Why are local SSB

By Jessica Eisenmenger and Open Weaver Banks

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the Philadelphia Beverage Tax (PBT) against a challenge by the American Beverage Association and other challengers. The PBT imposes a 1.5¢ per fluid ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and is generally payable by the distributor of the beverages. The court decided in