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. Direct sales tax to customers at breweries and tap rooms will remain sales tax exempt until the effective date. The delay will allow the Department and those affected by the provisions additional time to evaluate an appropriate sales tax collection method and rate, and to properly update the Tax Reform Code.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. 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