WineAmerica Leads National Effort on Beverage Tax Reform

CRAFT BEVERAGE TAX REFORM TO BE MADE PERMANENT WASHINGTON, DC — WineAmerica has long taken a leadership role in advocating for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), and last night learned that the essential tax benefits of CBMTRA will be made permanent as part of the year-end omnibus and Covid-19 relief package … Read more

Shutdown Survey, Excise Tax Extension, and more, by Jim Trezise

January 18, 2019 Shutdown Survey…Excise Tax Extension…Bond Requirement…New Members…Winning Wine If you are not already a member of WineAmerica, join now! Shutdown Affects Wineries  Need a COLA? You’re out of luck. As the partial government shutdown enters its fifth week, wine industry members needing Certificate of Label Approvals or other help from the Tax and Trade Bureau are out of luck, … Read more

Senate Works to Lower Wine Excise Taxes (April 13 Update)

The amendment was dropped from consideration on the bill. We will be considering other legislative options with our alcohol industry coalition partners. Craft Beverage Reform and Tax Modernization Act Introduced as Amendment to FAA Bill by Michael Kaiser 4.7.16 Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) have introduced the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax … Read more

Change to Bond Filing Saves Small Wineries $1,000 a Year

New Tax Filing Changes for Wineries Coming in 2017 As we reported on late last year, the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill several provisions that impacted the wine industry. One of the provisions will drastically change how many small wineries will file their federal excise tax. Currently alcohol producers liable for not more than $50,000 … Read more