News Release: County Announces Delinquent Bar Owners on Webpage
In an effort to collect unpaid monthly Alcoholic Beverage Taxes, and in accordance with the Allegheny County Alcoholic Beverage Tax Official Rules and Regulations adopted by County Council and signed into law by the Chief Executive, Allegheny County is publishing the following list of Allegheny County liquor license holders (Vendors) who have collected and failed to pay all or some of the Alcoholic Beverage Tax due:
Delinquent alcohol tax accounts
Prior to publishing the Vendor’s name on this list, the County has confirmed that each Vendor is collecting the Tax from its patrons, but failing to pay the Tax to the County. The County has attempted to collect the Tax from each Vendor listed through providing the Rules and Regulations and appropriate forms to the Vendors in advance of the first monthly required return. The County has also, through telephone calls, a progression of written correspondence and through personal visits to each Vendor’s establishment, attempted to obtain payment from each Vendor. Each Vendor was given every opportunity to pay the Tax due and was notified that their name would appear on this list if the Tax was not paid.
Vendors who want to be removed from this list should immediately contact the Allegheny County Special Tax Division toll free at 877-893-7465. Only those who make a payment in full will be removed from this list.
Unless Allegheny County is otherwise prohibited by law, a Vendor’s failure to pay the amount due will result in a civil court action being filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and judgment entered against the Vendor. Upon entry of judgment, the County may satisfy its judgment by selling the Vendor’s assets, including the liquor license. The Vendor will also be responsible for paying all penalties, interest and court costs. The Vendor may also be subject to criminal prosecution, including fines and/or imprisonment.
If your name appears on the list, it will remain there until all Taxes are paid in full. Any Vendor who fails to pay the Tax on or after October 1, 2008 will not be notified prior to their name being placed on the list. Allegheny County will update this list weekly. Those who resolve their Tax liabilities will be removed from the list at that time.
If you would like information on paying this tax, visit the Alcohol Beverage Tax Web page.
All of the information on this webpage is public information.
You are entitled to receive a written explanation of your rights with regard to the audit, appeal, enforcement, refund and collection of local taxes by calling the Allegheny County Special Tax Division at 412-350-4110 during the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.