Senator John Kerry Introduces Small Brewers Excise Tax Reduction

LSenator Crapoegislation has been introduced by Senators John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) that seeks to reduce the domestic small brewers excise tax.  The online Library of Congress Bill database described S. 3339 as a “bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a reduced rate of excise tax on beer produced domestically by certain small producers.”

In a press release from the Kerry office, the Senator commented, “Small and independent brewers are vital small businesses,” and went on to say, “relieving their tax burden will help them keep hiring and expanding,”

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As was the case with its House companion, the introduction of Senate Bill 3339 is the culmination of months of effort on the part of individual Brewers Association (BA) member breweries and BA staff to ensure American small brewers are given the best chance to remain strong and competitive. The BA strongly believes that reducing the excise tax burden will help strengthen the smallest brewers and support their efforts to maintain and generate jobs in today’s challenging economy. 

More information on the effort to reduce excise taxes for small brewers may be found on the BA’s excise tax reduction resource page.

Pete serves as programs manager for the Brewers Association, with primary responsibilities in the areas of government affairs and membership programs. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as programs director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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