RTD Definition and Tax Rate Intro’d in MD

Share Post

H.B. 663 defines “ready-to-drink cocktail” as a beverage that contains distilled spirits mixed with nonalcoholic beverages and may contain wine, is 12% or less alcohol by volume, and is contained in original packaging consisting of a metallic container or can that is not more than twelve ounces. The bill further sets the tax rate for such products at 40 cents per gallon.