Cook County’s Beverage Tax Violates Snap Rules

USDA Food and Nutrition Service warns Illinois that implementation of Cook County’s beverage tax is in violation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regulations   By NACS Online   The Chicago Tribune wrote last week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service has warned Cook County that the collection of its new beverage…

Chicago Businesses Perplexed by Beverage Tax

Confusion remains as to how business at convenience stores and restaurants will be affected by Cook County’s new penny-per-ounce beverage tax   By NACS Online   The new tax increase on sweetened beverages in Cook County “is hard to swallow for operators of restaurants, convenience stores and other businesses in La Grange, Burr Ridge and…