Generating More Revenue

You read that right..... $1.1 billion. 

This encompasses $600 million in wholesale licenses, $440 million in retail licenses, and $137 million in grocery licenses.  These current “profits” reported by PLCB are based on taxes and markup prices. In reality, these can’t be considered “big profits.”

Profit sales would increase as consumers will no longer have to travel across state lines to buy wine and liquor. As fewer Pennsylvanians go out of state to buy wine and spirits, competition will increase, and more stores will lead to better prices and expanded selection.

PLCB spends millions of dollars in advertising costs to convince Pennsylvanians to purchase their wine and spirits in state.  With privatization efforts, these costs will be reduced.

Currently the PLCB does not collect business taxes from the 600 state stores. After divestiture, the Commonwealth will collect new or additional corporate taxes from those opening new businesses or selling additional products with the new wine and spirits licenses.

The Commonwealth could also realize an increase in Personal Income Tax collections as new employees are hired at all the new licensed outlets to sell wine and spirits.