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Several Terminals at PHL Will Now Pay Soda Tax

Several Terminals at PHL Will Now Pay Soda Tax
Jesse Tabit

The city of Philadelphia will be implementing a soda tax that part of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will recognize and part of it will not. This is because two thirds of the airport is in Tinicum, while the rest of PHL – where a majority of the terminals are – is in Philadelphia.

However, the tax is reportedly not a sales tax, as it will be paid by distributors who provide dealers with beverages, according to Lauren Hitt, city spokeswoman.

According to Philly.com, the new beverage tax, which the city plans to use the revenue to pay for prekindergarten and other programs, is reportedly set to go into effect starting January 1.

For more information on this story, visit Philly.com.

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  1. fotographer

    December 9, 2016 at 4:45 am

    and how do they prove that?

  2. Allan38103

    December 9, 2016 at 11:00 am

    And prices to the public will NOT increase?

  3. 777 global mile hound

    December 10, 2016 at 9:32 am

    They should absorb it with their 5 dollar cans of coke

  4. Irpworks

    December 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Never buy a soda there and see how that funds their utopia.

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