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Sampling and Sales Bill Passes NY Senate

Under Assembly consideration following Senate passage, S.B. 4399 relates to permits for brewers, manufacturers, and importers to serve small samples of their beer or malt beverages at certain events, and to sell such beverages for …More

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NY Farm Brewery Sales Considered

Senate Bill 5853 would expand the privileges of farm breweries, cideries, wineries and distilleries to allow for the sales of “farm brewed” alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption.

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NY Bill Looks to Increase On-Site Sales

Companions Assembly Bill 6404 and Senate Bill 5173 seek to increase to 2,000 the number of barrels that a restaurant brewer (brew-pub) may produce to sell at retail or wholesale. The current limit is 250 …More

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NY Bill Looks to Increase On-Site Sales

Companions Assembly Bill 6404 and Senate Bill 5173 seek to increase to 2,000 the number of barrels that a restaurant brewer (brew-pub) may produce to sell at retail or wholesale. The current limit is 250 …More

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Tax Credit Proposed in New York

A.B. 4570 provides a tax credit for bottling, packaging, and labeling expenses of wineries, breweries and distilleries.

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Electronic Tax Filing Proposed in NY

Senate Bill 1827 would require the commissioner of taxation and finance to allow distillers and brewers to file their taxes electronically.

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Tax Break Considered for NY Tastings

S.B. 3387 would exempt certain item used at tastings from the compensating use tax held by a licensed brewery, farm brewery, cider producer, farm cidery, distillery or farm distillery.

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Additional Sales Ability Proposed in NY

Senate Bill 2481 would add sales for on premise consumption to already existing abilities to offer tastings and off premise consumption sales of New York state labelled beer manufactured by a licensed brewer or licensed …More

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New York Institues Tax Credit for NYC Brewers

Signed by the Governor, Assembly Bill 1719 provides New York City beer manufacturers with a 12 cents per gallon credit for the first 500,000 gallons produced and a 3.86 cents per gallon credit on the …More

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