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Tennessee Senate passes Beer Tax Reform Act of 2013; House to vote Wednesday

April 09, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Government

Fix the Beer TaxThe Tennessee Senate on Monday approved the Beer Tax Reform Act of 2013 by a 30-1 margin. The vote sends the bill to the state’s House of Representatives, which is set to take it up Wednesday.

The Beer Tax Reform Act of 2013 seeks to reform the 17% beer wholesale tax in Tennessee, which contributes to the state having the highest beer taxes in the nation.

Instead of the present 17% tax on the wholesale price, the bill would revise it to instead impose a tax of $35.60 per barrel of 31 gallons of beer sold. The tax upon barrels containing more or less than 31 gallons would be taxed at a proportionate rate.

The “Fix the Beer Tax” coalition, which is lobbying for passage of the law, is is being spearheaded by the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild and Tennessee Malt Beverage Association.

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4 Comments to “Tennessee Senate passes Beer Tax Reform Act of 2013; House to vote Wednesday”


  1. Anyone know who the nay-sayer was?

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