Taxes

Alcohol and spirits tax bill proposals at the federal, state and local government levels. Alcohol tax changes impacting the on-premise industry.


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Restaurant.org: Taxes Among Top Issues for 112th Congress to Resolve   August 8, 2012

Restaurant.org: With Congress now taking a five-week recess, taxes are among the top issues lawmakers still need to resolve this year. More>>

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CNBC.com: NY Finds Way to Restore Tax Break to Beer Brewers   June 21, 2012

From CNBC.com:New York brewmeisters can celebrate with some Saranac beer brewed in the foothills of the Adirondacks or Brooklyn's Monster Ale now that state officials have found a way to restore a tax break for craft beer brewers.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Sticking Up for the Industry   October 3, 2011

The battle over alcohol policy is now being fought in the arena of public opinion by American Beverage Institute and other drinks industry groups. Can it be won?More>>

Sarah Longwell Article
Your Drink Business at Risk   September 6, 2011

The American Beverage Institute urges operators to get involved as anti-alcohol groups work to prohibit the sale and enjoyment of alcohol in bars and restaurants. More>>

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New Maryland Alcohol Tax Causes Headaches for Restaurants   July 6, 2011

The widely publicized 3% increase in the sales tax on alcoholic beverages took effect July 1, but restaurants and bar owners are already finding new problems with the law that went unnoticed by legislators. More>>

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Anti-alcohol Groups Revealed   May 31, 2011

The American Beverage Institute launches thenewprohibition.com, shining light on anti-alcohol groups and policies. More>>

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New Website Exposes Anti-Alcohol Agenda of Nonprofits and Government Agencies   May 20, 2011

The American Beverage Institute (ABI) is launching a new Website TheNewProhibition.com, which shows how anti-alcohol activists are attempting to restrict and stigmatize responsible alcohol consumption.More>>

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Passage of Maryland Law Demonstrates Effectiveness of State-Based Alcohol Regulatory System    May 9, 2011

Maryland will join the nearly 40 states that allow direct-to-consumer sales of wine when Governor Martin O'Malley signs the "Alcoholic Beverages – Direct Wine Shipment" legislation into law.More>>

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Maryland Legislature Considers New Layer of Alcohol Taxation   March 23, 2011

The Distilled Spirits Council testified today in opposition to Senate Bill 994, legislation to create a second sales tax for alcohol.More>>

Peter Cressy Article
DISCUS' Peter Cressy Keynotes NCB Show   March 7, 2011

In Dr. Peter Cressy's keynote speech at the NCB Show, he discussed the positive outlook for the spirits industry while decrying the ongoing threat of tax increases and ignition interlock.More>>



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