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Alcohol and spirits tax bill proposals at the federal, state and local government levels. Alcohol tax changes impacting the on-premise industry.

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Kudos & Warnings    March 7, 2011

The truth is that those bar and nightclub pros who constantly look for ways to grow sales and improve margins are the ones with the loyal crowds and the mounds of cash. More>>

State Hospitality Industry Under Threat of Major Alcohol Tax Hike as Small Businesses Continue Struggle to Recover   January 25, 2011

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States today blasted legislation that would increase the tax burden on alcohol by 569 to 1168 percent. More>>

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Trends 2011   December 8, 2010

What's coming for nightclubs and bars in 2011? We're predicting high-tech tables, retro design, house music and much more. More>>

State Liquor Board Forces "Stealth Tax" on Hospitality Business, Consumers   October 25, 2010

The Distilled Spirits Council today protested the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s decision to increase its fees that will hike the price of wine and distilled spirits across the state.More>>

DISCUS Article
Prepping for Fall Activity   August 12, 2009

Congress may be on recess, but our industry must stay vigilant and continue communicating with representatives to thwart further taxation of the hospitality industry to finance proposed initiatives. DISCUS offers the following update and ideas for making the industry’s position known.More>>

DISCUS Article
Alcohol: Always at Risk for Taxation   August 5, 2009

At this point, numerous sources who are part of these negotiations claim that an increase in alcohol taxes is not part of any discussion. But realistically, everything is still on the table.More>>

Healthcare Reform Article
Discus Update: Alcohol Taxes to Fund Healthcare Reform?    July 15, 2009

Congress returned from recess last week and resumed work on health care reform. Although legislation was expected to move through each respective chamber over the next two weeks, progress has stalled.More>>

DISCUS Money Article
Busy Summer Ahead on Tax Front – Get Involved   July 1, 2009

With a new health care plan in the works, advocacy groups are pressing hard to raise beverage alcohol taxes. One proposal under consideration could jeopardize $9 billion in retail sales and over 160,000 jobs would be lost.More>>

No Drink Tax Article
ABI Combats NC Tax Hike   June 24, 2009

The ads highlighted the fact that North Carolina’s alcohol taxes are currently 30 percent higher than those in neighboring South Carolina, stressing that a tax increase will drive more hospitality business across state lines.More>>

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State & Federal Tax Threats   June 24, 2009

In this economy, the hospitality industry can’t afford to lose any more jobs to punitive tax increases. Currently, when you buy a typical bottle of spirits, 59 percent of the purchase price goes toward taxes and fees!More>>

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