House Bill 5345 seeks to revise the threshold for claiming a tax credit based on how much beer the brewer manufactures in a tax year. Currently, a brewer can claim a credit against the beer tax against its first 30,000 barrels of production if it does not manufacture more than 50,000 barrels of beer during the tax year in which the credit is claimed. The bill would increase this amount to 60,000 barrels of beer during the relevant tax year.
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