PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Starting Tuesday, craft breweries in Pennsylvania will pay a new tax.

The state will begin imposing a “use tax” on beer that is sold directly to consumers at breweries. The tax is different than a sales tax and is not on all beer.

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It will be 1.75 percent in Allegheny County and 1.50 percent elsewhere.

The tax is calculated by multiplying 25 percent of all retail sales by the local sales tax.

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Many businesses say they have no choice but to pass along the hike to customers.

“I don’t know if it’s going to be right away, but we estimate about $18,000 a year it’s going to cost us,” Phillip Moran of Church Brew Works said.

The Department of Revenue is not allowing the tax to appear on receipts.

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“These little guys, it’s going to put on another charge. .. It’s just not fair,” Moran said.