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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.

FL Tied House Advertising Bill Withdrawn

Withdrawn from consideration, Senate Bill 822 exempts from the “tied house evil” prohibitions a written agreement between a manufacturer or importer of malt beverages and an alcoholic beverage vendor for brand naming rights, including the …More

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Hawaii Beer Tax Reduction Clears Senate

Passing the Senate, 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 …More

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BA’s Statement on new Tariffs

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed a proclamation imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports. Read the Brewers Association’s official statement on those tariffs as …More

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U.S. Legislators Show Their Love for Independent Brewers

Members of Congress and elected officials spent a significant portion of February showing their love for their local small and independent breweries. Governors, senators, and representatives stopped by to visit their favorite breweries to celebrate …More

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New Guidance from TTB on Reduced Excise Tax Rates

The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has posted further information of interest to brewers as part of the continuing effort to provide guidance concerning the recently reduced excise tax rates. The new information follows and …More

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Announcement Pending on Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

President Trump announced today that the U.S. government will impose tariffs on aluminum and steel as early as next week. The announcement is the White House’s response to the Department of Commerce’s Section 232 investigation …More

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