Cook County, IL Repeals Sweetened Beverage Tax

Alex Samuel
October 12, 2017

The Cook County (Illinois) Board of Commissioners voted to repeal the recently enacted sweetened beverage tax. The tax will remain effective until December 1, 2017 after which retailers will no longer be required to collect the tax. The sweetened beverage tax consisted of a $0.01 tax on each ounce of sweetened beverage sold at retail and was originally enacted on July 1, 2017.  


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Alex Samuel

Alex Samuel is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. Within Sovos’ Regulatory Analysis function, Alex focuses on enterprise sales tax issues arising in various domestic and international jurisdictions. Prior to Sovos, Alex worked as an attorney at New Hampshire Legal Assistance. Alex is a member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bars, earned his B.S. from the University of Minnesota and his J.D./LL.M from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
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