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(TaxProf)   State beer taxes: highest in Tennessee, lowest in Wyoming   (taxprof.typepad.com) divider line 44
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2013-05-11 10:28:07 AM  
Now do one that shows which states have anti-competitive distribution laws.
 
2013-05-11 12:15:14 PM  
And the federal taxes are between $7-18 a barrel. Don't let our Canadian lushes get a hold of this information, they might revolt against the crown.
 
2013-05-11 12:19:13 PM  
And there's another good reason not to retire in Tennessee.
 
2013-05-11 12:40:45 PM  
People in Tennessee just make their own, anyway.  Hill people are great at making dizzy juice.
 
2013-05-11 12:41:38 PM  
Wisconsin makes up for the low taxes in sheer volume.
 
2013-05-11 12:47:00 PM  
To be fair what else is there to do in Wyoming?
 
2013-05-11 12:55:46 PM  
Easy to say that, since there's no such place as Wyoming.
 
2013-05-11 01:03:42 PM  
Can someome explain why when I buy beer in IN it is more expensive than it is here in cook county IL?
 
2013-05-11 01:08:06 PM  
So what you're saying is ... the next fark party is in Wyoming?
 
2013-05-11 01:12:23 PM  

Lsherm: People in Tennessee just make their own, anyway.  Hill people are great at making dizzy juice.


Precisely, we prefer the harder stuff.

Also meth apparently.
 
2013-05-11 01:17:06 PM  

DoctorCal: Now do one that shows which states have anti-competitive distribution laws.


All of them?
 
2013-05-11 01:20:32 PM  

violentsalvation: And the federal taxes are between $7-18 a barrel. Don't let our Canadian lushes get a hold of this information, they might revolt against the crown.


Don't tell Sacramento, either. Our state gubermint doesn't like being in the bottom half of ANY tax rate.

/beer and wine are cheap here, though, as their business interests are well represented
//don't know about liquor
///drank some Guatemalan beer last night...pretty tasty
 
2013-05-11 01:20:58 PM  
Missouri has the second lowest beer tax, no public intoxication law, and a state law banning cities from passing a public intox law.
No indication of any strong industry lobby in that state, no siree.
 
2013-05-11 01:25:47 PM  

buzzcut73: Missouri has the second lowest beer tax, no public intoxication law, and a state law banning cities from passing a public intox law.
No indication of any strong industry lobby in that state, no siree.


They have a strong road-side porn shop lobby, too, if I-70 is any judge.

/got weirded out driving from St Louis to KC one time
//thought they were all gawd-fearin' fundies there who didn't drink or watch porn
///boy was I misinformed...
 
2013-05-11 01:26:51 PM  
Yet another fact that proves Tennessee is the most farked-up state in the Union.  It's a conservative utopia of regressive sales taxes.  Their politicians are so corrupt that they're practically fermenting, and their cops just troll the highways looking to embezzle the property of Hispanics and out-of-staters.  I've got family there, and every time I visit it's a solid paradox of how such a beautiful place can harbor such horror.
 
2013-05-11 01:31:44 PM  

buzzcut73: Missouri has the second lowest beer tax, no public intoxication law, and a state law banning cities from passing a public intox law.
No indication of any strong industry lobby in that state, no siree.


Do they still have the litter law on the books down there?

I remember in college you could have open containers in the car as long as it was one less than the total number of people in the car to insure the driver wasn't drinking.  This basically meant that you had to chuck your empty before opening a new one.
 
2013-05-11 01:33:54 PM  

Flragnararch: So what you're saying is ... the next fark party is in Wyoming?


that would be great! first keg is on me
 
2013-05-11 01:34:47 PM  
Q: What do gay men and tumbleweeds have in common?

A: They blow and blow and blow until they get stuck on a fence in Wyoming.

/Saw Wyoming in the headline and this joke popped into my head.
//Sorry.
///Three slashies!
 
2013-05-11 01:35:32 PM  

Show_The_O_Face: buzzcut73: Missouri has the second lowest beer tax, no public intoxication law, and a state law banning cities from passing a public intox law.
No indication of any strong industry lobby in that state, no siree.

Do they still have the litter law on the books down there?

I remember in college you could have open containers in the car as long as it was one less than the total number of people in the car to insure the driver wasn't drinking.  This basically meant that you had to chuck your empty before opening a new one.


I honestly don't know, I moved out of MO in 2007, I had never even heard of that when I was there, but I wouldn't be surprised.
 
2013-05-11 01:36:44 PM  
I used to drive to West Memphis, Arkansas to buy booze when I lived in Memphis.  That said, TN still had average to low beer prices.   I'm still startled when I walk by a bar in San Francisco or Miami and see a sign advertising "$5 bottles for happy hour!"    That's more than they should be during normal hours.

/$1 longnecks and $5 pitchers
 
2013-05-11 01:36:58 PM  
It's just another example of "Sin Tax" like those that are imposed on tobacco.
 
2013-05-11 01:42:32 PM  

buzzcut73: Show_The_O_Face: buzzcut73: Missouri has the second lowest beer tax, no public intoxication law, and a state law banning cities from passing a public intox law.
No indication of any strong industry lobby in that state, no siree.

Do they still have the litter law on the books down there?

I remember in college you could have open containers in the car as long as it was one less than the total number of people in the car to insure the driver wasn't drinking.  This basically meant that you had to chuck your empty before opening a new one.

I honestly don't know, I moved out of MO in 2007, I had never even heard of that when I was there, but I wouldn't be surprised.


Good old Wikipedia.

No statewide vehicle open container law, allowing passengers in motor vehicles (but not drivers) to consume alcohol openly, though 31 localities do have local vehicle open container laws
 
2013-05-11 01:46:38 PM  
Yeah, but moonshine is like 15 bucks and will get you LIT.
 
2013-05-11 01:47:44 PM  
Could it be that Tenn is trying to get people to drink bourbon? everybody knows that in Missouri, the alcohol laws were written by Bud Busch. Social engineering!
 
2013-05-11 01:53:03 PM  
What is the tax on my homebrew? Whatever is the sales tax on a bag of barley. Already grow my own hops.

Good times.
 
2013-05-11 01:54:12 PM  

Dear Jerk: Could it be that Tenn is trying to get people to drink bourbon? everybody knows that in Missouri, the alcohol laws were written by Bud Busch. Social engineering!


In TN it's called Tennessee whiskey.   Bourbon traditionally is from Kentucky.
 
2013-05-11 02:02:51 PM  
How does it stack up once you consider there is no state income tax?
 
2013-05-11 02:29:05 PM  
Hooray low taxes for Indiana!

I drink because I live in Indiana, but at least the taxes aren't oppressive.
 
2013-05-11 02:42:34 PM  

dchurch0: Q: What do gay men and tumbleweeds have in common?

A: They blow and blow and blow until they get stuck on a fence in Wyoming.

/Saw Wyoming in the headline and this joke popped into my head.
//Sorry.
///Three slashies!


haha. i ror'ed
 >¿<
 
2013-05-11 02:42:48 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Hooray low taxes for Indiana!

I drink because I live in Indiana, but at least the taxes aren't oppressive.


We have the second highest sales tax rate in the US.
 
2013-05-11 02:52:09 PM  
Is "excise tax" the same as "sin tax"? Because here in Ohio, our taxes on beer, wine, liquor are a helluva lot higher than what he has listed. Hard stuff is taxed at about 100%, not sure on beer.

My bro in law is retarded military and can buy booze in the local PX for about half what I can in a state store.
 
2013-05-11 02:53:09 PM  

DoctorCal: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Hooray low taxes for Indiana!

I drink because I live in Indiana, but at least the taxes aren't oppressive.

We have the second highest sales tax rate in the US.


This thread is not complete with a more comprehensive look at what the total tax picture per state looks like.

www.gmanet.com
 
2013-05-11 02:57:16 PM  
Funny people remark how cheap Yeungling is down here in Florida, compared to PA. Tax is 40 cents a gallon more in FL.
 
2013-05-11 03:14:30 PM  
If you're like me and the only stuff you ever buy is fuel, cigarettes and booze, Missouri is the best state. I do all my shopping there.
 
2013-05-11 03:35:26 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Hooray low taxes for Indiana!

I drink because I live in Indiana, but at least the taxes aren't oppressive.


Yeah, I Grew up in Indiana and living there drove me to drink too.
 
2013-05-11 03:42:26 PM  
I was just looking at a map and notice that the boot heel of Missouri is just a few miles from Memphis. You could drive from the most expensive beer state to the 2nd cheapest in a few minutes. Wait a second, doesn't California have really low wine taxes? I'm thinking the sour mash taxes in Tennessee might be kind of low and they boost the taxes on the competition to help out the local specialty product.
 
2013-05-11 03:46:09 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Wait a second, doesn't California have really low wine taxes? I'm thinking the sour mash taxes in Tennessee might be kind of low and they boost the taxes on the competition to help out the local specialty product.


Yep...Cali has one of the cheaper sin taxes on wine.
 
2013-05-11 03:56:18 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: I was just looking at a map and notice that the boot heel of Missouri is just a few miles from Memphis. You could drive from the most expensive beer state to the 2nd cheapest in a few minutes. Wait a second, doesn't California have really low wine taxes? I'm thinking the sour mash taxes in Tennessee might be kind of low and they boost the taxes on the competition to help out the local specialty product.


In Moore County (Where Jack Daniels is made) the distillery pretty much owns the county anyway.  I remember talk of a barrel tax and laughing at it, like the county would ever do anything to piss off Jack Daniels.  It's a dry county because Jack Daniels likes it that way, one red light because JD likes it that way, etc. The dry county law still allows beer to be sold though, so I'm thinking beer isn't that big a competitor.
 
2013-05-11 04:24:34 PM  
// Packs bags and leaves for Wyoming...
 
2013-05-11 05:03:47 PM  
I would dearly love to know how TN has a higher tax on booze than NY. Freakin' six packs of craft beer are like $9-$12 now. Even stuff produced in state is usually $8 (plus deposit, of course).

It's expensive to be a an alcoholic here.
 
2013-05-11 05:48:01 PM  
I guess Red States are OK with taxes as long as they are sin-taxes.
 
2013-05-11 10:53:20 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Hooray low taxes for Indiana!

I drink because I live in Indiana, but at least the taxes aren't oppressive.


My only complaint was that in Indiana it isn't possible to buy Alcohol in a store on Sundays or during holidays which, as my brother and I were chagrined to discover, also includes Christmas.  Thank goodness for Illinois on that one.
 
2013-05-12 05:23:27 AM  
Damn conservatives also won't let us have beer stronger than 6% or 22oz bottles.
 
2013-05-12 12:11:39 PM  

FaygoMaster: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Hooray low taxes for Indiana!

I drink because I live in Indiana, but at least the taxes aren't oppressive.

My only complaint was that in Indiana it isn't possible to buy Alcohol in a store on Sundays or during holidays which, as my brother and I were chagrined to discover, also includes Christmas.  Thank goodness for Illinois on that one.


What's funny is that I used to work retail (woo getting out of there!). If we as a state were REALLY concerned with the big guy's anger, we'd have a state law requiring shopping centers and restaurants to be closed on the day of rest.
 
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