How a gas tax for aircraft set the stage for the craft beer revolution

If you have ever stopped to read the tax disclaimer stickers on a gas station pump, you’d know that a sizeable percentage of the price you pay for gas—$0.28 per gallon in Minnesota—goes towards covering something called “excise taxes.” If you are wondering what gasoline and excise taxes have to do with the enjoyment of … [ Read more]

United States of Taxes: Excise taxes for beer, wine, & spirits by state

How friendly is your state when it comes to the beer, wine, and spirits industries? Liz Malm, Richard Borean, and Lyman Stone of the Tax Foundation collaborated to put together these very telling infographics showing a breakdown of excise taxes by state. Minnesota has the 10th highest excise tax rate for beer in the country, … [ Read more]