RWJF’s Bridging the Gap hosts a web page highlighting the program’s research related to state-level taxes on snack foods, soda, and other sweetened beverages. State-level sales tax rates are provided for sugar-sweetened soda in each of the 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia (D.C.) as of January 1, 2011. For researchers, the page also contains data providing historic sales tax rates for soda and snack foods in each of the 50 states and D.C. Sales tax data are available from 1997 through 2011. Files containing definitions of food and food products for use in conjunction with the snack tax data also are provided.
Published: July 2011
Authors: Bridging the Gap
Focus Area: Pricing & Economics
Keywords: Snacks, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Taxes
Resource Type: Tools & Measures
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