Philadelphia City Council passes non-alcoholic drink tax

Philadelphia City Council passed a 1.5 cent tax on every ounce of non-alcoholic beverages in the City with a vote of 13-4. This applies to regular and diet soda, Gatorade, energy drinks, flavored water, iced beverages and everything in between. The tax will take effect January 1, 2017. The American Beverage Association (ABA) and other entities, including PRLA, will be looking into legal options regarding the tax over the coming weeks.