Local craft beverage makers rally for tax reform

In 2017 the Craft Beverage and Modernization and Tax Reform Act lowered the tax rates for breweries that produce fewer than 2 million barrels of beer a year.

That act expires at the end of the year, and now local breweries are reaching out to members of Congress to stop the potential tax increase.

Andrew Brooks, the owner of Talking Cursive Brewing Company, emailed local representatives.

“We did reach out to them we basically got a standard letter back stating that they are in support of this and working with New York State Brewers Association and the National Brewers Association they’ve indicated that there is bipartisan support for it. It’s just a matter of getting it up for a vote,” said Brooks.

As of Monday, 324 House members and 73 Senators support the bill to keep the craft brewing taxes lower.

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