Navajo Nation Taxes Junk Food, Makes Healthy Food Tax-Free

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 2:05 PM EST) -- The largest Indian reservation in the U.S. on Thursday tacked on an extra 2 percent in sales tax to all junk food sold within the Navajo Nation boundaries, an area that includes parts of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

Along with upping taxes on unhealthy food, the Navajo Nation Council slashed sales tax on certain healthy foods to zero in an attempt to stem the growing epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the Navajo community.

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