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City says Yuengling owes
$6.6 million in taxes

Philadelphia Daily News, by Stephanie Farr

Original Article

Posted By:bldrrepub, 2/5/2013 11:42:10 AM

When Dick Yuengling bought a round of beers for more than 10,000 Philadelphians on National Drink Beer Day last year, he said "the city has truly shown our family business brotherly love, and we´d like to raise a glass to that." Now, Dick Yuengling may be throwing back a few of his own brews after receiving a civil lawsuit from the city that claims his brewery, D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc., has failed to pay more than $6.6 million in city taxes, interest and penalty fees.

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Typical Philly. The city says that taxable activity determinations are made on a case-by-case basis. Translation: we make it up as we go along.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC, 2/5/2013 11:47:13 AM     (No. 9159776)

Uh oh... Somebody didnt make their bribe money payments on time...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tnorling, 2/5/2013 11:59:46 AM     (No. 9159816)

What an outrage. If I were Yuengling I´d take my business and move it to Texas.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 2/5/2013 12:02:16 PM     (No. 9159832)

So that explains why the beer is so cheap.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/5/2013 12:31:33 PM     (No. 9159910)

How can he buy beer for the masses unless he first ´taxes´ the city to pay for it. Govt. hates it when you turn their illegal money grubbing thugery back on them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Srhea, 2/5/2013 1:04:00 PM     (No. 9160008)

Legal EXTORTION, plain and simple.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JimS, 2/5/2013 1:21:59 PM     (No. 9160046)

Q:"How does a Pottsville-based beer company that doesn´t have a brewery or a plant in Philadelphia come to owe millions in business-income and -receipts taxes to the city?"
A: Have a conservative CEO who has funded the PA Republican party

Yuengling, like Budweiser, Miller, Stroh´s, and dozens of other brewers produces their beer outside Philadelphia, and uses outside distributors to serve the market. Yet, only Yuengling gets a Philadelphia tax bill?
This is going nowhere, and I suspect Philadelphia will end up paying all Yuengling´s legal costs.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 2/5/2013 2:08:58 PM     (No. 9160154)

Yuengling great Pa company.

Is this any way to treat America´s oldest brewery?.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/5/2013 3:15:32 PM     (No. 9160275)

Great Beer !

Get past the funny name and try this beer.

Please come to Texas.

Can´t find it here.

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