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Dick Yuengling rips Philadelphia over $6 million lawsuit
Allentown Morning Call via Philly Daily News ^ | 02/07/2013 | Stephanie Farr

Posted on 02/07/2013 6:22:27 AM PST by Kid Shelleen

Dick Yuengling said he was "probably the happiest guy in the beer business" - until Tuesday.

--snip-- The suit claims that Yuengling refused to let the city's Revenue Department audit its books, so the department made an assessment based on a Philly beer distributor's accounts-payable list.

The suit has no details of what activities Yuengling conducted in Philadelphia that the city found to be taxable. City officials declined to elaborate.

Green said that filing suit may have been the only way to access Yuengling's records. "This lawsuit will allow the Department of Revenue to do the discovery that Yuengling rejected," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at mcall.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: yuengling

1 posted on 02/07/2013 6:22:33 AM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen
“Dick Yuengling?”

Wasn’t he in “Boogie Nights?”

2 posted on 02/07/2013 6:24:55 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza is like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: Kid Shelleen

So they filed a lawsuit as a backdoor way to get into the brewery’s books?

Bastards.


3 posted on 02/07/2013 6:25:35 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: Kid Shelleen

Imagine NYC or some city sending you a tax bill for something they deemed you did that was taxable.


4 posted on 02/07/2013 6:32:56 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Yuengling and Son is a private company. Their headquarters is located in Pottsville PA. What right does another city have to audit its books without its knowledge?


5 posted on 02/07/2013 6:36:16 AM PST by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: vladimir998

Fishing expedition, or political retaliation for not supporting (financially) the right candidate(s). This is Philly politics in action - just like the Chicago thug machine.

I don’t know how DY voted or spends his political contributions, but his comments below lead me to believe he is one we should support:

“The government has spent more money than they have, and they’re just coming after everybody to tax them and recoup some of the inept spending that they’ve done.”

Godspeed, Dick Yeungling - you make a GREAT product!


6 posted on 02/07/2013 6:40:58 AM PST by LadyBuck (Yippie-Ki-Yay)
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To: Kid Shelleen

New York does this to Rush Limbaugh every year.

The gross receipts tax in Pennsylvania is a mess, with every municipality that imposes it wanting as much of it as they can get. The courts have only muddled the mess even further.

If you are a construction company located in a municipality that does not have a gross receipts tax, and you do a some work in a municipality that does, the municipality that does may try to tax you on all of your gross receipts, regardless of where the work is performed, and I think the courts have let them do it.


7 posted on 02/07/2013 6:45:16 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Maybe it’s time to move the brewery out of Occupied Territory.


8 posted on 02/07/2013 6:47:45 AM PST by Biff55 (If you run too far from the Alliance you end up in Reaver territory.)
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To: PJammers

If Yuengling uses it’s own trucks to deliver product to Philly, Philly can claim that as doing business in Philly. States are doing that, too. If you are located in Pennsylvania, and deliver merchandise to New Jersey in your own trucks, Jersey will hijack, I mean impound, your truck, until you pay the taxes.

They have people watching the bridges that cross the river into Jersey for vehicles with company logos on them.


9 posted on 02/07/2013 6:49:43 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: LadyBuck

Yeah, Yuengling (pronounced Yingling for you non-Pennsylvanians)makes great beer. It’s the oldest continuously operating brewery in America. Their porter and black & tan are among my favorites, and their Chesterfield ale is my wife’s favorite.

It’s privately owned by the descendents of the founder.


10 posted on 02/07/2013 6:53:44 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Daveinyork
If you are located in Pennsylvania, and deliver merchandise to New Jersey in your own trucks, Jersey will hijack, I mean impound, your truck, until you pay the taxes.

And how is this not a violation of the US Constitution Commerce Clause?

11 posted on 02/07/2013 7:13:02 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Biff55

Their brewery in Tampa has an awesome tour...and they still give sample, unlike Busch, which stopped free Bud tastings after the company was sold..


12 posted on 02/07/2013 7:25:37 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Daveinyork

I wonder what the bridge watching job pays? Taxes are nuts in PA/NJ. Glad I got out of there. If it wasn’t for the new brewery I bet DY would be looking to move too.


13 posted on 02/07/2013 7:26:10 AM PST by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: kosciusko51

There is a Fededral law, passed in the 1950’s that forbids states from taxing out of state businesses who send products into the state. But, if you have a presence in the state, a concept known as “nexus”, you can be taxed on business in that state. States are taking a very broad definition of nexus, and it includes having a truck, owned by you, in that state.

Unfortunately, Congress did not forsee services becoming as large a part of our economy as it has, so with services performed across state lines all bets are off.


14 posted on 02/07/2013 7:26:42 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: PJammers

Every state is doing this sort of thing. they are all desperate for money to keep buying votes.


15 posted on 02/07/2013 7:28:29 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: PJammers

Every state is doing this sort of thing, and it’s really nothing new, or confined to the northeast. In the early 1970’s, I was driving a tractor trailor through either Alabama or Mississippi. As I was leaving the state, I had to show a toll booth operator that I had purchased fuel in the state, or I would have had to pay a toll.


16 posted on 02/07/2013 7:31:03 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Daveinyork

Thank you. That explains it.


17 posted on 02/07/2013 7:31:06 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Kid Shelleen; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; ..
PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!

When they pry it from my cold, frosty mug. Just for the record, I'm a Yuengling Premium man.

18 posted on 02/07/2013 7:36:55 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Daveinyork

Wow. Interstate thievery. I was watching this show on the history channel. In Africa tribes would dig a hole in the road and put wood over it. They would post armed guards on either side. Every vehicle would be forced to pay a toll to cross the “bridge”. Sometimes there are two or three “bridges” in the village.

I laughed at how ridiculous this was. The ditch was one foot wide and a foot deep. Now it appears we do the same thing.


19 posted on 02/07/2013 7:41:57 AM PST by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: ken5050
...unlike Busch, which stopped free Bud tastings...

Who would even want to taste Budweiser, free or not?

20 posted on 02/07/2013 7:52:30 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: P.O.E.

I like the Yuengling Black and Tan...but recently, I’ve discovered Sapporo...and Stella Artois...

And sure if it’s Killian’s Irish Red that holds a dear spot in me heart o’ hearts as well...

Decisions, decisions, decisions....


21 posted on 02/07/2013 8:00:33 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Fresh Wind

“...Who would even want to taste Budweiser, free or not?..”

My friend...stop and think about this for a moment...

FREE BEER...(Budweiser notwithstanding)

Yer givin’ me heart palpitations over here with that thought....

It’s a concept near and dear to every man...


22 posted on 02/07/2013 8:05:02 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Daveinyork

Their Traditional Lager is our drink of choice (and goes great with the weekend steak & egg breakfast)

Once we made this discovery (plus the fact that it seems like every bar in the ‘Burgh has Yeungling on draft), we bid Budweiser & Iron City adieu with no regrets.

Cheers to you & your wife - you obviously have great taste!


23 posted on 02/07/2013 10:02:35 AM PST by LadyBuck (Yippie-Ki-Yay)
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To: LadyBuck

They aslso don’t use sulfites in there beer, to which my wife is very allergic.


24 posted on 02/07/2013 10:17:57 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Don’t discount politics in this... Dick Yuengling is a Republican, and was a delegate to the RNC when it was in Philly.


25 posted on 02/07/2013 2:38:29 PM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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To: Kid Shelleen

stop selling beer in Philadelphia. And move out of PA altogether.


26 posted on 02/07/2013 2:41:29 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: NFHale
Just loaded up for the storm:

Premium for me, Premium lite for the missus.

27 posted on 02/08/2013 6:29:39 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

I’m on the way over...bringing chips and burgers... :^)


28 posted on 02/08/2013 8:57:44 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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