Some critics warned that an implementation of a sugary drink tax would cause some to lose their jobs or drive jobs out of the city, however data released by the Philadelphia Department of Revenue show that wage taxes have actually increased.
If you look at Philadelphia’s usual business trend, the first quarter is always the slowest, however wage taxes paid were up 14 percent this year, showing that wage taxes collected from beverage related businesses actually rose. To learn more, read the full story here.
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