Senators Target Ad Tax Deduction — This Time for the Children

Two U.S. senators are making a new attack on the long-targeted ad tax deduction, and this one goes squarely after the food and beverage industries, reports Advertising Age. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have introduced a bill called the “Stop Subsidizing Childhood Obesity Act,” that would prohibit deductions of expenses from the advertising of foods and beverages of “poor nutritional quality” that are marketed to kids.