Signed into law, Senate Bill 388 requires the State Board of Equalization (BOE) to make public, upon request, any information from a beer manufacturer tax return, including the name and address of the taxpayer that is not a natural person. BOE must amend the beer manufacturer return to include a brief description of how the beer industry has historically used such information and a designated line or checkbox where a taxpayer may elect to prohibit disclosure of such information. This bill applies to returns filed on or after January 1, 2024.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles