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S. 236 - Reduction of FET - Call your senator!

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I received word today that S. 236, which would reduce federal excise taxes on spirits from $13.50 to $2.70 for the first 100,000 proof gallons, and a rate of $13.34 for the next 22,130,000 proof gallons, has been introduced in the US Senate. The bill has been referred to the senate finance committee.

Obviously, we've been trying to get this through for a while, and we need people to call their senators and let them know how important this bill is to us. Let them know what you'd do with the money if you weren't using it to pay high and unfair excise tax rates. Maybe you'd buy new equipment. Maybe you'd hire someone or expand your building. Whatever it is, call your senators today (both of them) and let them know your thoughts. And remember: calls are more impactful than emails. 

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New bill may allowed "restricted DSP" that would allow restaurants within Distilleries

That's not the only thing headed to Senate! Check the link. Main reason for allowing the restaurants inside a distillery was that craft distilleries are essentially start-ups - thus having a restaurant as a second revenue stream to help kickstart the businesses and bring in more clientele who may not be as drawn to the spirit side.
 
Hope both of these pass the Senate...

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15 hours ago, jfg0524 said:

New bill may allowed "restricted DSP" that would allow restaurants within Distilleries

That's not the only thing headed to Senate! Check the link. Main reason for allowing the restaurants inside a distillery was that craft distilleries are essentially start-ups - thus having a restaurant as a second revenue stream to help kickstart the businesses and bring in more clientele who may not be as drawn to the spirit side.
 
Hope both of these pass the Senate...

That's New Jersey, not federal. Many states already have similar rules. Here in Colorado, distilleries have always been able to do any food they like. We've also got a distillery pub license, similar to a brew pub, that allows the sale of other's spirits (and beer).

Good to see Jersey catching up.

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Everyone needs to be calling for this! If you don't call, you can't complain about the tax not changing. We need to all get together on this one!

 

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