Texas – Petition Urges Cancellation of Business Taxes to Lessen COVID-19 Impact on Bars

new petition urges the State of Texas to cancel or delay the upcoming collection of mixed-beverage and sales taxes, amid the current novel coronavirus pandemic. Many restaurants, bars, distilleries, breweries, and wineries are closing or greatly modifying service models to help lessen the spread of the virus, thus leading to a major loss of income.

Stephanie Houston, the co-founder of Hill Country distillery Hye Rum, started the petition to highlight the ongoing hardships Texas businesses are facing during this pandemic. “Businesses are in jeopardy and can use any and all assistance,” she wrote in the petition, which has been signed by over 2,000 individuals.

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by Nadia Chaudhury
March 16, 2020