Washington Carbonated Beverages Tax Initiative (2010)

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The Washington Carbonated Beverages Tax Initiative, also known as I-1096, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The proposed measure called for ending a temporary tax on carbonated beverages.[1] According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot.

Text of measure

Title

The ballot title read:[1]

Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1096 concerns ending a temporary tax on selling certain carbonated beverages.
Concise Description:This measure would end a temporary tax (two cents per twelve ounces on gross sales above ten million dollars) on the activity of selling certain carbonated beverages. The tax otherwise expires in 2013.
Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Summary

According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:

This measure would end a temporary tax enacted in 2010, which otherwise will expire on June 30, 2013. The tax is an excise tax on the activity of selling carbonated beverages, not including alcoholic beverages or carbonated bottled water. The first ten million dollars of gross sales by each bottler is exempt from the tax. Beyond that threshold, sales are taxed at the rate of two cents per twelve ounces sold.

Path to the ballot

See also: Washington signature requirements

According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot. In order to qualify for the November ballot, supporters were required to submit a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures by July 2, 2010.

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