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.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

  • Vehicle Arson Investigation Continues in Southwest Virginia
  • Alpha Natural Resources Announces Further Funding Investment into Pennsylvania Natural Gas Acquisition
  • Authorities: Leads Diminish in Hunt for Hawkins County Girl with Sex Offender
  • Florida-based Company to Run Golf Operations at Country Club of Bristol, TN
  • Kingsport Man Booked on Theft Charges After Taking Several Armloads of Fireworks from Blountville Retailer
  • "Whistleblower" Not Re-appointed by City Council to Bristol, Virginia Utilities Board
  • Hubbard Appointed Bristol, Virginia Mayor with Dissension About His Previous Service on BVU Board
  • TVA Announces Portion of Boone Dam Reservoir to be Closed to Boat Traffic Beginning Monday
  • Police: Intoxicated Hawkins County Man Used Bark From State-Recognized Arboretum to Build Campfire
  • Glade Spring Man Arrested on Identity Theft Charges Thanks to Help from Social Media



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