Economic Benefits

Economic Benefits from Graduated Federal Excise Tax for Small Brewers

An economic impact study on the SmallBREW Act found that the tax recalibration provisions would generate:

  • $205 million in economic activity in the first year
  • Over $1.2 billion over five years
  • Federal tax revenue would fall by $19.7 million in the first year and only $129.9 million over five years
  • Over five years, such recalibration would generate more than 5,858 jobs in the first year and an average of 570 jobs in each of the subsequent years

Potential Benefit

The following chart summarizes the potential benefit for the impacted barrelage tiers. Note that brewers over 60,000 barrels benefit at both the less than 60,000 proposed tax rate and the 60,000 to 2 million barrel tax rate. Brewers between 2 and 6 million barrels benefit for their barrels up to 2 million.

Barrels Total Barrels Total Industry Current Tax Total Industry Proposed Tax Savings
< 60K 10,822,986 $77,740,905 $37,880,451 $39,860,454
60 K – 2 M 15,930,234 $286,744,212 $254,883,744 $31,860,468
2M – 6 M 2,405,992 $43,307,856 $43,307,856 $0