Tennessee AG: No Tax Exemption for Whiskey Barrels - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 7, 2018
Attorney General Herbert Slatery said in a new opinion that the state’s constitution does not exempt whiskey barrels from property taxes, the Times Free Press reports. Whiskey producers have been pushing a bill in the legislature that contends "no article, manufactured of the produce of this State shall be taxed otherwise than to pay inspection fees." Slatery’s opinion says whiskey barrels aren’t “manufactured articles” because they aren’t converted into different items.