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Offline jetta2337

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Taxes
« on: April 24, 2009, 11:53:50 AM »
Anymore reason to brew than with taxes going sky high on what you drink?

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2009/04/21/business/zc3064c150fc692bd8825759f00630fcf.txt

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The surcharge contemplated by the bill is $1.07 per gallon of beer, $2.56 per gallon of wine with 14 percent or less alcohol; $4.27 per gallon of wine and $8.53 per gallon of distilled spirits.

I can now brew two cases for about the cost of a twelve pack of good beer with taxes here. I could double that it looks like in other states.

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Re: Taxes
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 12:16:42 PM »
I don't know how they are classed in your state, but home brewing ingredients are considered food in PA.  That makes them exempt from state sales tax.


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Re: Taxes
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 02:00:18 PM »
Ya same here. So you can brew your own and pay no taxes to drink or go to the store and buy it and pay out your butt.  ;)

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Re: Taxes
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 07:15:07 PM »
I try the savings through "taxes" speech with my wife all the time to allow me to homebrew...the answer is always the same.  My buddy homebrews and I have to say that it is so good that I can't even drink anything that isn't homebrew or microbrew.  I have been drinking alot of Dogfishhead 60min. IPA.  I could probably make it myself and save some huge money at $9/6 pack.