Thursday, April 11, 2013

Beer Tax Rate in Governor's Hands
A proposal to freeze the state's beer tax is headed to the governor for his consideration. The measure was approved 87-2 in the House on Wednesday. The Senate approved it 30-1 earlier this week. Tennessee's beer taxes outstrip any other state's because the bulk of the levy is based on price rather than volume. The more a beer costs, the higher the taxes that must be paid to buy it. In Tennessee, brewers pay federal and state taxes per 31-gallon barrel, and then a 17 percent tax is charged to wholesalers based on price. Consumers then pay as much as 9.75% in sales taxes on top of the previous charges. The proposal would convert the 17% tax to a flat tax in line with the current rate.

Monday, September 22, 2014

  • Man Accused of Assaulting Girlfriend, Mother in Johnson City
  • Man "Strong Arms" Purse from Woman in Johnson City
  • Authorities in Abingdon: Man Puts Gun to Adult Son's Head
  • Accused Killer in Johnson City Cleared by Grand Jury
  • Crack Addicted Doctor Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison
  • Elizabethton Man Charged With Abuse of 9-Year-Olds
  • Road work in the future for Elk Ave. in Elizabethton
  • Possible new use for historic Morristown College
  • Bristol, TN to purchase State Street building



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