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.

Friday, May 29, 2015

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  • Jury Out in Stanley Murder Trial
  • Wyoming Assessment: Alpha No Longer Qualified for "Self Bonding" in Mine Reclamation
  • TN Highway Patrol Files Charges After Fatal May 20 Police Chase in Carter County
  • Trio Busted in Washington Co, VA by Deputies, Homeland Security After Importing 'Five Dollar Insanity'
  • One Killed in Head-On Collision in Greene County
  • Pollution After Spring Floods in Region Becomes a Two State Problem
  • Kingsport Police Arrest Man After He Rams Car Containing Wife, Child, Stepchildren
  • Testimony Continues at Clintwood Murder Trial
  • Budget Approved by Greene County School Board
  • Kingsport Man Ordered to Prison for 10 Years for Distributing "Gravel"
  • Johnson City Police: Store Surveillance Captures Residential Burglar
  • Police Searching for Dad Who Took $1,000 in Items From WalMart While Child Rides Buggy
  • Stolen Kayak Proves Hard to Hide in Johnson City
  • Bristol, VA IDA: Now that Cabela's Takes Shape, Lee Highway Land Hot for Development
  • Limestone Man Charged with Two Counts of Statutory Rape
  • Bristol, TN Educators Vote to Allocate $60K for Lighting at New Jones Tennis Center
  • Bristol Man Indicted in Pistol Whipping, Shooting
  • Women Indicted for Drug Bust Involving Child in Bristol
  • Scott County, VA Man Captured After Police Said He Kidnapped, Assaulted Former Girlfriend
  • Latest ETSU Report Shows Minimal Growth in Tri-Cities Job Market
  • Convicted Killer of Wise County Native and Virginia Beach Pharmacist Gets Life Plus 48 Years
  • Big Stone Gap Named Top Town in Virginia to Raise a Family by National Agency



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