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Hill Farmstead’s Shaun Hill on New York tax situation

Haven’t heard too much from out-of-state brewers on this story so thought it’d be worth it to share comments from Hill Farmstead’s Shaun Hill:

We pay 17$ per barrel (.55$) to the state of Vermont in excise taxes any beer over 6% abv sold out of our retail shop or via our distribution company. We pay .265$ per gallon on any beer under 6% abv sold out of our retail shop or via our distribution company. The fact that New Yorkers didn’t have to pay this tax beforehand was a very unique privilege. And, in fact, it is still less than we pay in Vermont.

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One thought on “Hill Farmstead’s Shaun Hill on New York tax situation

  1. I will play the devils advocate here and point out that Shaun sells a portion of his beer as mentioned above at retail, and distributes his own within the state. This would allow for higher profit margins than if he sold all to a separate distributor. This is in no way an attack on shaun or hill farmstead. I love the beer and make several trips a year to the brewery.

    But also come on NY brewers I did the math. We are talking about roughly $0.25 per case of beer produced outside the city and $0.50 per case produced in the city.

    Work out tax breaks for investment inside the state based on job creation and call it a day

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