According to today’s Philadelphia Daily News, Mayor Nutter and City Council are considering increasing the “liquor by the drink” tax by 50% to help fund Philadelphia schools. The tax is currently at 10% with the funds collected going to the schools. Problem is, the tax isn’t being collected. In a Victor Fiorillo Philly Post column from last year, Fiorillo finds that the tax isn’t collected from one-third of all establishments. That is $31 million in unpaid liquor taxes.
Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.