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Staying current with the vast amount of beverage alcohol industry’s rules, regulations, and laws is absolutely essential. But the guidelines governing the industry can be overwhelming and complex. The 2015 Fact Book’s easy to use format details current laws and impending legislation, including those that are designed to benefit small distilleries and brewers of all sizes. Several pieces of legislation have been brought forth to address the issue of taxes with regards to the brewing process.
The Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act of 2015 (HR 2520) was introduced to promote a uniting of large and small breweries behind legislation aimed at cutting federal excise taxes on distillers of all sizes. The Small BREW Act similarly takes aim at the excise tax rate on beer, focusing on a reduction in the tax rate for beer produced domestically, up to 6 million barrels. In addition to these previous acts, if passed, the Fair BEER ACT would eliminate federal excise taxes for brewers who produce up to 7,143 barrels and establishes marginal tax rates above this quantity. These acts would provide tax relief not just for small brewers, but for all brewers which could result in further economic growth and the creation of more discretionary spending and job growth.
Additionally, changes in consumer purchasing behaviors have stoked debate over sales regulations. As more states begin to place emphasis on consumer convenience, some have reevaluated blue laws that are outdated in today’s world. The beverage alcohol industry has seen an increase of direct-to-consumer shipping practices, accompanied by relaxing restrictions that once limited the industry, leading to greater sales potential.
This is just a sample of the variety of valuable information contained in the 2015 Fact Book Handbook. Other topics included in this reference volume include distilled spirits, wine and beer consumption by state; merchandising and advertising guidelines; on-premise and off-premise licensees by category; product tasting guidelines by state; blood alcohol laws; state excise tax rates; wholesaler and retailer license fees and a breakdown of specific retail outlet selling capabilities. State-by-state provisions by carrier are also included to help marketers better understand shipping laws by location.
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