H.B. 1129 authorizes a municipal legislative body to impose by ordinance a municipal food and beverage tax which may not exceed 1% of the gross retail income received from retail food and beverage transactions.
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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.
HB 2411 would allow a microbrewery to contract with one or more microbreweries for the purpose of manufacturing beer or hard cider on the behalf of those microbreweries. A microbrewery would be allowed to have …More
House Bill 136 would require microbreweries to report and pay taxes on wholesale sales made directly to consumers.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued initial guidance concerning reduced alcohol excise tax rates, which became effective on January 1, 2018. The changes to the tax rates were included in the Tax …More
This new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could impact small and independent breweries. Here's what brewers should know, including information on excise and corporate tax rates, equipment expensing, and health insurance.
For several years, the Brewers Association (BA) has pushed for full funding for the primary federal regulatory agency responsible for the brewing industry—the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). The BA has not …More
Companions H.B. 775 and S.B. 822 seek a tied-house exemption allowing a manufacturer or importer of malt beverages and a vendor to enter into a written agreement for brand naming rights, including the right to …More
Comptroller Peter Franchot announced a legislative proposal that would reform the laws and regulations governing the state’s craft breweries. The Reform on Tap Act of 2018 proposes to: remove all limits on beer production, …More
House Bill 1578 seeks to allow brew pub licensees to sell beer to on-premises licensees owned by the same person.
H.B. 1720 would allow a beverage manufacturer in a contract brewing arrangement to store beverages produced by the contract brewer at its facility.