How High Are Beer Taxes in Your State?
by Scott Drenkard, The Tax Foundation, March 17, 2016
Tax treatment of beer varies widely across the U.S., ranging from a low of $0.02 per gallon in Wyoming to a high of $1.29 per gallon in Tennessee. Check out today’s map below to see where your state lies on the beer tax spectrum.
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State and local governments use a variety of formulas to tax beer. The rates can include fixed per-volume taxes; wholesale taxes that are often a percentage of a product’s wholesale price; distributor taxes (sometimes structured as license fees as a percentage of revenues); case or bottle fees (which can vary based on size of container); and additional sales taxes (note that this measure does not include general sales tax, only those in excess of the general rate).
For more info on alcohol taxes, click here. For more state tax rankings, check out Facts and Figures 2016: How Does Your State Compare?