House Introduces Alcohol Excise Tax Reform Bill

June 26, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI) have introduced H.R. 2903, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act. This bill mirrors Senator Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) bill introduced in the Senate earlier this month. H.R. 2903 has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee for consideration. … Read more

New Bill Would Change the Excise Tax Structure for Wineries

June 15, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced S. 1562, “The Craft Beverage Reform and Modernization Act of 2015.” This bill would amend the current federal excise tax structure for all beverage alcohol. Senator Wyden has been consulting with the various alcohol commodity groups, including WineAmerica over the last few weeks. … Read more

TTB now allows certain wineries to file excise tax returns annually

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   The TTB has issued new guidance on excise tax and operations report filing for wineries. The TTB will now allow certain wineries to file their excise tax returns annually, rather than semi-monthly or quarterly. The requirements are: The proprietor has not given a bond for deferred payment of wine excise tax, and the proprietor: Paid … Read more

Excise taxes proposal – Small BREW act amendment – Cider classification change

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   Log-in as a member to learn more about these important issues Problems logging-in? Email Last week featured three important proposals that would impact the American wine industry in a substantial way.  The Senate Finance Committee passed three tax proposals related to federal alcohol excise taxes. A cider bill would increase the alcohol and carbonation … Read more