Washington Excise Tax on Beer Initiative (2010)
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Text of measure
The ballot title read:
- Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1087 concerns ending a temporary B&O tax on selling certain carbonated beverages.
- Concise Description:This measure would end a temporary tax, otherwise expiring in 2013, on the activity of selling certain carbonated beverages. The tax rate is two cents per twelve-ounces sold, above $10,000,000 in gross sales.
- Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]
According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:
This measure would end a temporary B&O tax, which would otherwise expire in June 2013, on sellers of certain carbonated beverages at wholesale or retail. Such carbonated beverages do not include alcoholic beverages or carbonated bottled water. The temporary tax that this measure would end is imposed at the rate of two cents per twelve-ounces of carbonated beverages sold in this state, exempting the first ten million dollars of gross sales by each bottler.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Washington signature requirements
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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