Tax Relief Is On It’s Way

Your tax relief is on its way! But there’s still work to be done to ensure it is made real.
BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT FOR YOUR FEDERAL EXCISE TAX IS ON THE WAY
ACSA and DISCUS is announcing the introduction of HR 2520, the DISTILLERY FAIRNESS AND TAX REFORM ACT, by Congressman Todd Young (R-Indiana) and Congressman John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky). The bill, which is supported by the full memberships of both DISCUS and ACSA, provides for a reduced Federal Excise Tax rate on the first 100,000 proof gallons of spirits removed from bond to $2.70 from the current full rate of $13.50 per proof gallon. The bill also reduces the FET rate for all production over the 100,000 pg to $9.00 per proof gallon. The bill directly addresses the extraordinarily high tax rate on all distilled spirits, and specifically acknowledges the value of craft distilleries’ contribution to the economy by lowering the cost of getting craft goods to market. rtisanLetter-style emails are best used for addressing a single topic. Write in a professional yet friendly fashion, and be as specific as possible about what you’re trying to communicate.
This bi-partisan recognition of a need for FET reform to help America’s craft distilling industry succeed is a clear indication to the Congress the importance of the proposal.
AND NOW THE WORK FALLS ON THE CRAFT DISTILLERS, YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!
  • The Congress is in recess and your Legislators are home.
  • Contact your Legislative representatives and voice your support for HR 2520, urge them to sign on as sponsors of the bill.
  • Take the opportunity and reach out to them, invite them to your distillery to meet your staff. Invite your fellow distillers to join you in a show of support for the bill when your Legislator visits.
  • Remind your lawmakers that each of you and all your staff members vote and pay taxes.
  • Your aggressive pursuit of your Legislators’ sponsorship is key to the success of this effort.
DISCUS Legislative FLY-IN | Washington DC | June 9 & 10
This year in recognition of the cooperative efforts of ACSA and DISCUS, the event has been opened up to all ACSA members.
This will be your chance to meet face to face with Legislators and staffs and make the point that craft distilling needs the same considerations which made craft brewing and small scale wine making so successful!
Come to Washington and let your Representative and Senator know you need their support for
HR 2520
THE DISTILLERY FAIRNESS
AND TAX REFORM ACT
ACSA, Legislative Committee Chair

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