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, July 30, 2014

  • Johnson City Woman Accused of Stealing Doctor's Pad to get Prescriptions
  • Wellmont Narrows Potential Merger Partners to Three
  • Court Records Reveal Criminal Past of Man Wanted for Kingsport Shootings
  • New Charge Delays Preliminary Hearing for Woman Charged with Stabbing Husband for "Worshipping" NASCAR
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade Campaigns in Sullivan County
  • Smyth County Drug Bust
  • Second Country Boy Robber Arrested
  • Sullivan County Home Burglary Arrest
  • Sycamore Street Closure
  • Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Arrest in Johnson City
  • Car Theft Arrest in Johnson City
  • Woman Who Stabbed "NASCAR Worshipping" Husband Due in Court Today
  • Motorcycle Driver Seriously Injured after Johnson City Crash
  • Downtown Bristol Sessions Hotel Update
  • Abingdon Hit and Run
  • Bristol, VA Police Search for 2nd Robber
  • Jonesborough Pair Charged in Theft
  • New and Increased Taxes Delayed in Bristol, Virginia
  • Two Shot, One Dead and Kingsport Police Hunt for Suspect



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