Seattle Approves Tax on SSB Distributors
The Seattle City Council has approved a tax on distributors of
sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) proposed by the city’s mayor.
SSBs covered by the tax include sports, fruit, energy and soft
drinks as well as flavored syrups commonly used in coffee drinks.
Baby formula, medications, weight-loss drinks, fruit juice and diet
soft drinks are exempt from the tax. See Seattle Times, June 5,