Lawmakers looking to increase taxes on alcohol

Wyoming News November 20, 2017

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Lawmakers looking to increase taxes on alcohol

Casper, WY.  –  An interim legislative committee will continue to debate upping sales taxes on on beer, wine and spirits sold in Wyoming.

A sales tax increase on alcohol would raise tax on malt beverages to 4 and three-fourths cents per liter and by one cent per 12 ounce cans. The sales tax on wine and spirits would likely raise by one cent per 750 milliliters.

Estimates suggest that higher alcohol taxes would generate an additional $6.4 million per year for the state of Wyoming.

Both the alcohol and tobacco bills are currently before the Interim Joint Revenue Committee, which will debate weather to pass the bills on to the full Legislature during their December meeting.

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