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Illinois Beverage Tax

Some lawmakers in Illinois are proposing a beverage tax.

A new tax on common grocery items would significantly increase the cost of many beverages sold in Illinois.

Illinois families shouldn’t have to pay more for common grocery items, like soft drinks, juice drinks, teas, and sports drinks. That's why we're coming together to do something about it: Join us and sign the petition opposing this unfair tax on our grocery budgets.

IF THESE BILLS PASS, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME?

The proposed tax would increase the price of many beverages sold in Illinois by a penny per-ounce. While that might not sound like much at first, the tax adds up to $1.44 or more for a 12-pack.

Worse, many of the beverages you drink every day are already taxed in Illinois. In Chicago, where beverages are already hit with a sales tax and a special city tax, the current proposal would result in a single product being taxed 3 different times.

WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP THIS TAX FROM TAKING EFFECT?

It’s not too late to stop this costly tax: Join the Illinois Coalition Against Beverage Taxes today and let lawmakers know that you can decide what goes in your own grocery cart!

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