Senate Research Center S.B. 312
AUTHOR'S / SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT
Under current tax law, most beer and wine permitees are required to collect sales tax on the sale of beer and wine. Establishments located in "dry" areas are required to obtain from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission a Beer and Wine Private Club Registration Permit to serve beer and wine to club members for on-premises consumption. Chapter 183 (Mixed Beverage Tax), Tax Code, does not distinguish between private club registration permittees that hold mixed beverage permits and those that hold beer and wine permits, and requires both types of private club permittees to pay a 14 percent gross receipts tax.
SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS
SECTION 1. Amends Chapter 183, Tax Code, by adding Subchapter D, as follows:
SUBCHAPTER D. EXEMPTIONS
Sec. 183.101. EXEMPTION FOR HOLDER OF PRIVATE CLUB BEER AND WINE PERMIT. Exempts from the tax imposed by this chapter (Mixed Beverage Tax) the gross receipts of a permittee that is a holder of a private club beer and wine permit.
SECTION 2. Amends Section 151.308(a), Tax Code, to make conforming changes.
SECTION 3. Makes application of this Act prospective.
SECTION 4. Effective date: July 1, 2007, or September 1, 2007.