The first tax on sugary drinks in the United States high enough to impact consumption became effective in Berkeley, California in 2015. Since then, each place that instituted or pursued this policy modified its own ordinance language to fit local needs, local laws, and the growing body of knowledge about this policy in practice.
You can compare tax policies across US locations using the tools below. Click here for a quick start guide.
For more guidance about sugary drink tax policy design, please see “Best Practices in Designing Local Taxes on Sugary Drinks” by ChangeLab Solutions and Healthy Food America (released March 2016), or Healthy Food America for more information: [email protected]