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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.

Nebraska Alcohol Tax Increase Proposed

L.B. 314 and L.B. 497 propose to raise alcohol taxes, among others, to address the state’s property tax crisis. Under both bills, the gallonage tax on beer would increase to $1.38 from thirty-one cents.

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At Rest Provision Stripped from NE Bill

L.B. 632 was amended in the House to remove the “at-rest” provision that requires beer to be brought to a distributor’s warehouse prior to final distribution to a retailer.

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Nebraska Craft Brewery Board Created

Approved by the Governor, L.B. 1105 creates The Nebraska Craft Brewery Board, a body tasked with establishing a public forum to provide any manufacturer of beer or producer of agricultural products used in the brewing …More

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Craft Brewery Board Created

L.B. 1105 creates The Nebraska Craft Brewery Board, a body tasked with establishing a public forum to provide any manufacturer of beer or producer of agricultural products used in the brewing process the opportunity, at …More

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Brewery Licensing Study Considered in Nebraska

Legislative Resolution 287 provides for a study of craft breweries and whether brewpubs and microbreweries should be licensed as craft breweries or should have separate licenses.

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