mixed drinks tax http://kut.org en Mixed Drinks Could Be Served With Higher Price, As New Texas Law Goes Into Effect http://kut.org/post/mixed-drinks-could-be-served-higher-price-new-texas-law-goes-effect <p>If you order a mixed drink in Texas tomorrow, you might see the price on your bill higher than what you’re used to. That’s because of a new state law that goes into effect on Jan. 1.</p><p>In Texas, if a bar sells you a mixed drink, it has to give 14 percent of what you pay back to the state. And that tax doesn’t show up on your receipt.</p><p>If the bar only sells beer and wine, it doesn't pay that tax. In that case the customer pays a sales tax of 8.25 percent. And that does show up on the receipt.</p><p>Tomorrow – on Jan. 1&nbsp;– a new law goes into effect, which changes that.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127326395&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:15:05 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 9467 at http://kut.org Mixed Drinks Could Be Served With Higher Price, As New Texas Law Goes Into Effect