Restaurants and bars that buy liquor from state stores now would have to pay for the privilege of buying directly from private wholesalers under a privatization plan being prepared for unveiling by Gov. Bob McDonnell next week.Read the complete story at the Richmond Times Dispatch.
McDonnell is counting on restaurants and bars for as much as $38 million a year as part of a complex package of taxes and fees designed to make up the revenue now generated by Virginia's state liquor monopoly.
Friday, September 03, 2010
McDonnell proposes massive tax increase on small business owners
We knew there had to be a catch, and here it is. Bob McDonnell wants to raise taxes on small business owners that operate bars, clubs, and restaurants that serve alcohol: