Cook County Overturns Beverage Tax

Repeal of the penny-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax will take effect on December 1, 2017 By NACS Online   On October 11, the Cook County Board officially repealed the controversial city beverage tax. “The repeal was a foregone conclusion after the board’s Finance Committee voted 15-2 on Tuesday, signaling the pop tax would be scrapped after…

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…