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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • Special Prosecutor: Police Shooting of Man Near Bristol Justified
  • Regional Jail Agreement for Bristol, Virginia Dies for Lack of Motion from City Council
  • Jailer Fired After Arrested for Shoplifting in Johnson City
  • THP Confirms Fatal Scooter Crash in Bluff City
  • Bristol, Virginia Revenue Bonds Sold, Cabela's Construction to Begin
  • Official: Voting Machines Statewide Could Need Overhaul or Inspections
  • Joining a Regional Jail Set for Discussion by Bristol, Virginia City Council
  • Johnson City Gets Grant to Curb Domestic Violence
  • Gas Prices Continue to Drop Across the Tri-Cities



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