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NY restores tax break for beer brewers

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by billandsuz, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. billandsuz

    billandsuz Savant (460) New York Sep 1, 2004


    New York's legislature is offering a tax credit to the craft brewers that were recently subject to label tax as a result of the Shelton Brothers dispute. the tax credit is meant to erase the additional fee small brewers would have had to pay. out of state brewers and importers are apparently not extended this benefit. so Shelton won the battle but lost the war.

    good news for the states craft brewers (and Steve Hindy can stop crying now).
  2. rlcoffey

    rlcoffey Advocate (515) Kentucky Apr 20, 2004

    Net change: No change for NY brewers and the state of NY is now following the constitution.

    Sounds like a win-win.
    buffcityx likes this.
  3. So it's constitutional to give a tax credit to solely in-state businesses but not to give a tax break to solely in-state businesses?

    It's a funny world we live in.
    Beerandraiderfan likes this.
  4. Just to be clear: it's not a wash for New York brewers. The Times-Union says they'll only get the full 14-cent/gallon credit on the first 16K barrels; then 4.5 cents/gallon on the next 483K.

    Not to mention that they still have to pay the 12 cents/gallon for any beer they send to NYC, which was also reversed as part of this suit.
  5. You have to wonder if New Yorkers will hold their legislature accountable if this gets dumped on its unconstitutional head again. Or if its just too emotional of a topic to look at rationally, much less legally.

    The amount of time and $$$ this has already cost taxpayers with the devotion of limited resources from the legislature & overburdened courts, to just turn around and play the semantics game (tax/fee/credit). . .

    I guess there is no risk if there is no accountability.

    It's also funny when homerism is bashed in beer reviews, but appreciated when its about discrimination towards their fellow man & occupation.
    avenuepub and grantcty like this.