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Sun May 7, 2017, 07:38 AM

State won't consider changes to beer tax

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The state of Alaska is spending $3 million per year on beer. That fact won’t change until at least 2018.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Alaska House Labor and Commerce Committee heard an analysis of a little-known tax break that benefits small breweries that sell beer in Alaska.

“We have options from completely eliminating the reduction … to somewhere in between or not touching it at all. That’s where we’re at as a committee,” said Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau and chairman of the Labor and Commerce Committee.

Under the exemption, breweries considered “small” under federal tax codes pay state taxes at about one-third the usual rate.

Read more: http://juneauempire.com/state/2017-05-04/state-won-t-consider-changes-beer-tax

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