Sugary Drink Tax Calculator
Taxes on sugary drinks can generate considerable revenue for states, cities, and the nation. The Revenue Calculator for Sugary Drink Taxes estimates potential national or state revenue from a volume-based excise tax on sugary drinks (i.e., beverages with added caloric sweeteners). Zero-calorie/reduced calorie beverages such as diet drinks are not currently included in our estimation.
Click here for more information on the data sources and methodology for the calculator.
For any questions, please contact Tatiana Andreyeva, Director of Economic Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acknowledgements: This calculator update was funded by the Voices for Healthy Kids, an initiative of the American Heart Association.
Over many years of the tax calculator’s existence, the work on it benefited from helpful input of multiple people who are gratefully acknowledged here: Dr. Kelly D. Brownell (Duke University), Dr. Frank J. Chaloupka (University of Illinois at Chicago), Dr. Jim Krieger (Healthy Food America, University of Washington), and Dr. Lisa M. Powell (University of Illinois at Chicago). Research assistance by Xiaohan Sun and web implementation by Chris Lenz are highly appreciated.
Release: April 13, 2021.