Mass. Budget Would Tax Candy, Soda, Online Travel Cos.

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 6:44 PM EST) -- The state budget proposed Wednesday by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick includes tens of millions of dollars in new tax revenue thanks to a tax on candy and soda, along with a measure that would prevent online travel websites from bypassing hotel taxes.

If approved by the state Legislature, the budget would bring in $57 million by applying the state’s sales tax to candy and soda purchases, with the revenue going towards public health services and infrastructure in the commonwealth.

“This budget is a balanced, responsible budget...
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