Multi-State – How High are Beer Taxes in Your State?


In the midst of summer’s usual uptick in beer sales, how much of our cash is actually going toward the cost of a brew? Less than you might think.

According to the Beer Institute, “Taxes are the single most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than the labor and raw materials combined.”

Research has shown that approximately 40 percent of the retail price of beeris dedicated toward covering all the applicable taxes.

States with the lowest beer taxes: 

  • Wyoming ($0.02)
  • Missouri ($0.06)
  • Wisconsin ($0.06)
  • Colorado ($0.08)
  • Pennsylvania ($0.08)

States with the highest beer taxes:

  • Tennessee ($1.29)
  • Alaska ($1.07)
  • Hawaii ($0.93)
  • Kentucky ($0.87)
  • South Carolina ($0.77)

For The full Story: Tax Foundation

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By Janelle cammenga
June 5, 2019