Pennsylvania – Implements New Craft Beer ‘Use Tax’


PHILADELPHIA – Pennsylvania will begin imposing a new tax on beer that is sold directly to consumers from craft breweries on Tuesday.

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued the Sales and Use Tax law in July with the official effective date as Oct. 1.

The new Use Tax is calculated by multiplying 25 percent of the retail price of the beverage.

In most Pennsylvania counties, the use tax will amount to a 1.5 percent in addition to the six percent sales tax. 

However, in Alleghany County the additional use tax will be 1.75 percent due to their seven percent sales tax and 2 percent in Philadelphia due to eight percent sales tax.


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October 1, 2019