Beginning July 1, 2019, Pennsylvania brewers who serve beer for direct on-premises consumption must charge and remit Pennsylvania’s 6% sales tax on such “tap-room” purchases.
This measure, which was originally slated to take effect on January 1, 2019, has been, predictably, very unpopular with Pennsylvania breweries and micro-breweries. It is also a change from previous Department of Revenue policy. Stay tuned for further developments.
— J. Ken Butera