Two Democat Reps Call for Increase in Beer Tax

beerDemocrats Rep. Charles “Chuck” Weed, D-Keene, and fellow Democrat Richard Eaton of Greenville, are proposing an Increase in beer tax. Currently beer is taxed at 30 cents a gallon and the representatives want to increase the tax an additional 10 cents a gallon, stating that the $4.2 million expected revenue would go to Dept of Health and Human Services for Alcohol treatment. However, the bill stands to hurt the small micro and nano breweries in NH since other alcohol will not see a tax increase.The beer tax is imposed on licensed wholesalers, manufacturers, brews pubs and nanobreweries, then passed on to consumers

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