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Massachusetts Legislature Chooses not to Change Tax on Soda

Indirect Tax, ONESOURCE, Sales and Use Tax June 15, 2012

Representative Khan had proposed an amendment to House Bill 4127 that would lift the tax exemption on several beverages.  Drinks that would have been affected included sodas, juice drinks with less of 50 percent natural juice, bottled coffee and bottled tea drinks. The amendment was one of 275 attached to House Bill 4127. The bill was designed to cut $160 million in spending over the next 15 years.