On Friday morning, Uncle Jimmy’s Spirits & Food in Oakland became Allegheny County’s 48th establishment shut down by Treasurer John Weinstein for failure to pay the seven percent drink tax.
If you live, work or dine in certain communities like the city of Pittsburgh — you could get an unexpected jolt to your wallet, like a separate city-imposed drink tax.
Two local bars have been padlocked after failing to pay Allegheny County alcoholic drink taxes.
With only two weeks remaining until the Nov. 8 election, the race for Allegheny County Executive between Democrat Rich Fitzgerald and Republican D. Raja is intensifying.
The Port Authority of Allegheny County gets a lot of money from the federal government, but to get those dollars, county taxpayers have been paying a 7 percent drink tax to raise the required $28 million local match.
(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Ever since the drink tax became law in July 2007, 50 bars have had to close. Todd Arthrell, owner of Todd’s by the Bridge in Versailles, talks to Mangino about […]