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Industry Issues Index

Last Updated: January 29, 2014

Topic: Candy Taxes


Although many nations and U.S. states see an excise tax on candy and soda as a way to decrease the prevalence of obesity in the United States, they actually fail to achieve this goal. Instead, they place an unnecessary burden on businesses because the costs to administer these taxes are a burden. The most up-to-date tax rates for candy can be found here.


Excise taxes on candy are detrimental to our industry,a burden on businesses and do not actually decrease the prevalence of obesity in America. NCA actively engages in lobbying and grassroots outreach in states where excise taxes on candy are proposed. In 2013, NCA testified against a proposed candy tax in Vermont and Massachusetts