17% Wholesale Beer Tax
Tennessee's 17 Percent Local Wholesale Beer Tax has generated more than $2.2 billion in tax revenue since it was established more than 50 years ago.  The 17 percent collections increase virtually every year without any additional tax rate increase by law due to the fact that it is applied on a percentage basis.  The tax automatically goes up as rising brewery and wholesaler operational costs cause the wholesale price of beer to increase, as well as with higher sales volume.
17% Wholesale Beer Tax Report:
February 2011

Compiled by Ann Koonce