ADVOCACY

ACSA’s Legislative Affairs Committee, in conjunction with its lobbyist on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., works tirelessly to promote a sound business climate for the craft spirits producer. Its current focus is on the reduction of the onerous Federal Excise Tax (FET), with a mantra to provide parity with beer and wine. In December 2017, a short victory lap was enjoyed as substantial provisions of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act was passed. On January 1, 2018, craft distillers began paying a reduced FET from $13.50 down to $2.70 per proof gallon up to the first 100,000 pg. This reduced tax will extend through December 31, 2019. ACSA continues to work with industry partners to share with Congress details on how savings are being reinvested in the economy.

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is a bureau under the Department of the Treasury. The TTB collects Federal excise taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition and to assure compliance with Federal tobacco permitting and alcohol permitting, labeling, and marketing requirements to protect consumers.

Federal Legislation

View a list of proposed or pending federal legislation that affect our industry.

State Legislation

View a list of proposed or pending state legislation that affect our industry.

TOP ISSUES

Distillers, Relieved Over Extension Of Federal Tax Reductions, Promise To Fight To Make Them Permanent

Congress gave distillers a reprieve Thursday by voting to extend critical tax breaks to the spirits industry for one year. By passing one of two remaining spending packages by a vote of 71-23, senators affirmed a vote their House colleagues took Tuesday to let the Craft Beverage Modernization and...

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American Craft Spirits Association Toasts to Federal Excise Tax Reform Extension

For Media Inquiries: Alexandra S. Clough GATHER PR Alexandra@gatherpr.com 516.428.7210 American Craft Spirits Association Toasts to Federal Excise Tax Reform Extension Craft Distillers Earn Tax Parity for One More Year December 20, 2019 (Washington) – Following approvals in the U.S. House and Senate, today the President passed the Craft...

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U.S. SENATE PASSES FET EXTENSION FOR ONE YEAR TERM LEGISLATION SET TO CROSS PRESIDENT’S DESK BEFORE FRIDAY

For Media Inquiries: Alexandra S. Clough GATHER PR Alexandra@gatherpr.com 516.428.7210 U.S. SENATE PASSES FET EXTENSION FOR ONE YEAR TERM LEGISLATION SET TO CROSS PRESIDENT’S DESK BEFORE FRIDAY December 19, 2019 (Washington) – The U.S. Senate has passed a one-year extension of the Craft Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CMBTRA)...

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