A Perfect “Pear:” Fruit Juice & Tax

Did you know that fruit juice is taxed based on its amount of sugar?

How is Fruit Juice Taxed?

When life gives you lemons, make some fruit juice (tax)! While sales taxes on sugary foods and beverages are at an all-time high, many people would be surprised to know that fruit juice is taxed based on the amount of sugar in these delicious drinks. 

Tax Differences of Fruit Juice vs. Soda

According to the Tax Foundation, in Pennsylvania, noncarbonated fruit drinks are taxed like soda if they contain less than 25% natural fruit juice. However, if they contain more than 25% juice, they are tax-exempt.

Read more about sales taxes on soda, candy and some of our other favorite sweet treats.

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