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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.

ABInBev-SABMiller Tie-Up Clears Final Hurdle

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has granted the Joint Motion for Entry of the Modified Proposed Final Judgment, finding that judgment to be “in the public interest.”

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Brewer Tax Credits Proposed in New Jersey

Senate Bill 3031 provides credits against the New Jersey alcoholic beverage tax to manufacturers of brewed beverages in the amount of qualified capital expenses paid by the brewer during the tax year. Each individual taxpayer …More

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New Jersey Tasting Room Regs on Hold

The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) issued a ruling intended to clarify certain abilities of limited brewery licensees (up to 300,000 barrels annual production) and attempted to strike a balance between the interests …More

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PA Tasting Room Sales Tax Regs Delayed

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has extended the effective date of its Sales and Use Tax Bulletin 2018-02 concerning taxation on the sale of malt or brewed beverages by manufacturers until July 1, 2019. …More

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TTB Issues Reduced Excise Tax Rate Guidance

The Tax and Trade Bureau issued Industry Circular 2018-5 addressing certain scenarios where two or more domestic industry members would be treated as a “single taxpayer” and how this affects their eligibility to claim the …More

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U.S. Supreme Court to Review State Residency Requirements

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a petition filed by the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association to review conflicting lower court decisions, the most recent of which invalidated Tennessee’s two-year residency requirement for retail …More

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