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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.

Direct Sales and Ship Bill Fails in Mississippi

Dying in the Senate, House Bill 1344 sought to authorize holders of on-premises retailer’s permits and holders of package retailer’s permits to purchase alcoholic beverages from manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages and to have …More

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MO Rebate Coupon Bill Advances

Passing the House, H.B. 1653 specifies that a wholesaler cannot directly or indirectly fund the cost of any cash rebate coupon provided by manufacturers of intoxicating liquor.

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VA Local Tax Expansion Legislation Fails

Failing to clear committee, Senate Bill 115 increases from four percent to eight percent the maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose on food and beverages sold by a restaurant, commonly referred to …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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Minors Allowed in HI Breweries Legislation Moves

Passing their respective chambers, House Bill 2410 and companion Senate Bill 2710 would allow brewpub and small craft producer pub licensees to allow minors, who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian of legal …More

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