Excise taxes on beer vary greatly from state to state. With a $0.06 per gallon tax for off-premise sales, Wisconsin is tied for the second lowest beer tax rate in the nation. Missouri’s tax rate is also $0.06 per gallon, while Wyoming residents pay just $0.02 per gallon. States with the highest beer taxes include Alaska ($1.07 per gallon), Alabama ($1.05) and Georgia ($1.01).
Beyond raising revenue, excise taxes are often aimed at decreasing consumption and paying for government services related to the product.
This post was authored by Rebecca Ballweg, an intern at the Hamilton Consulting Group.