About the Tax Investments

Seattle's Sweetened Beverage Tax was designed to improve the health of Seattle residents by reducing the sales and consumption of sugary drinks and to raise revenue for important programs that increase healthy food access and support child health and early learning.

Proceeds from the Sweetened Beverage Tax are spent in accordance with City of Seattle ordinances (Ord. 125995, § 1, 2019; Ord. 125886, § 2, 2019; Ord. 125718, § 1, 2018; Ord. 125324, § 3, 2017.) For more information, see the Seattle Municipal Code 5.53.055 - Sweetened beverage tax-Allocation of proceeds.


For more information about the Sweetened Beverage Tax and the tax investments, view the materials below.

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Fact Sheet       2018 Infographic
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