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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.

Bond Change Floated in IL

H.B. 2577 would exclude manufacturers and importing distributors that in the preceding year had less than $50,000 of tax liability from a requirement that they file a specified bond with the Department of Revenue.

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Illinois Brewers Congratulated

Adopted by the House, H.R. 73 congratulates all of the award-winning brewers and all of the brewers across the State of Illinois for bringing national recognition to the quality of their brews and for contributing …More

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On-Premise Sales Clarified in IL

Awaiting a full Senate vote, S.B. 1588 provides that the authorization for on-premise sales at breweries shall not permit the sale of beer manufactured on the licensed premises (i) bearing the name of another brewer, …More

Brewers Association

IL Looks to Expand Special Use Permits

Passing initial committee consideration, H.B. 2743 authorizes a class 1 brewer, class 2 brewer, or a craft distiller to obtain a special use permit license.

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