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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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.
Sent to the Mayor for consideration, the Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2018 would, among many provisions, allow manufacturers who make beer, wine or spirits to create collaboration products with other manufacturers of …More
Signed by the Governor, H.B. 4897 addresses a number of issues relating to the sale, transfer and storage of beer.
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted new Proposition 65 warning regulations effective August 30, 2018. Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) is a California law that requires brewers and other manufacturers doing business …More
Vetoed by the Governor, A.B. 2573 sought to allow a licensed beer manufacturer, without direct or indirect charge, to give up to five cases of retail advertising glassware to an on-sale retail licensee, per licensed …More
As a result of a trade practice investigation into possible tied house violations by Illinois distributor Skokie Valley Beverage Company, the Tax and Trade Bureau found the company lacked a valid basic permit to operate …More
At the end of 2017, Congress passed legislation that lowered the FET for breweries. Over half a year later, how are breweries using the extra money?
The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published TTB Procedure 2018-1 Transfer of Beer Between Breweries Not of the Same Ownership providing brewers with guidance regarding the transfer of beer, without payment of tax, from one …More
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued Sales and Use Tax Bulletin 2018-02 concerning taxation on the sale of malt or brewed beverages by manufacturers.
Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 2627 would allow cities and towns to grant special licenses to allow brewers to sell malt beverages in sealed containers for off-premise consumption at farmers markets and provide 2 ounce …More