Tax on sugary drinks heads to Boulder voters this November

Posted at 10:02 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 00:44:26-04

BOULDER, Colo. — Sugary drinks could soon be taxed in Boulder if a ballot measure passes this November.

A judge Tuesday ruled against a motion claiming the petition to the measure on the ballot was invalid.

If the measure passes this fall, there would be a two cent per ounce tax added to soda and other sugary drinks. 

The measure is an excise tax on the distributor, not a sales tax on the consumer. Distributors would have the discretion of whether to pass those costs along to the customer.


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