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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.

FMB Tax Proposed in NJ

Senate Bill 1185 creates a new category of alcoholic beverages entitled flavored malt beverages for purposes of the alcoholic beverages tax. The new flavored malt beverage category is taxed at a rate of $4.40 …More

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Add-On Distillery License Offered in NJ

Assembly Bill 1202 would permit the issuance of a craft distillery license to the holder of a limited brewery license, restricted brewery license, plenary winery license, or farm winery license, for use on the same …More

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Hawaii Beer Tax Reduced under Proposal

H.B. 2412/S.B. 2712 deletes the definition, for tax rate purposes, of draft beer and applies that tax rate of 0.54 cents/wine gallon to all beer. Currently, the non-draft rate is at 0.93 cents/wine gallon.

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Lower Beer Tax Proposed in HI

House Bill 2614 reduces the tax on beer to $0.42 per wine gallon of beer and eliminates the distinction between draft beer and packaged beer for taxation purposes.

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