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Alcohol Tax

Getting a Bargain on a Buzz? Calculating the Real Price of Alcohol

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

If you're someone who enjoys the "affordable luxury" of a beer after work, or sometimes even a few, reasonably-increased taxes aren't going to kill you. What can kill you though, is excessive alcohol use.

Raise Taxes, Wyoming, I D.A.R.E. You

Joe Schrank | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Joe Schrank

There is growing evidence that taxation has a strong correlation to reducing the rates of use, underage, and binge drinking.

Death vs. Taxes: Does One Delay the Other?

Steve Heilig | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Steve Heilig

We're told death and taxes are unavoidable; is it ironic that by not having enough of the latter we get more of the former?

Here's How Long It Takes You To Earn A Beer

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

Looking forward to a nice cold beer at the end of the work day? Here's some good news: it probably won't take you very long to earn it. A recent i...

Alcohol Tax Hike OKed By County Board

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Updated story A proposal increasing alcohol taxes by 50 percent in Cook County was approved Monday by the county board, even as some feared the add...

Maryland Alcohol Tax Distribution To Schools: A Political Process?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.25.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The government transparency nonprofit group Maryland Reporter is alleging that rotten politics has played a role in how state alcohol ta...

Looking for Revenue? Tax Booze

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The tax on alcohol should be based on a percentage of the price at which the product is sold, not on a fixed fee that lags behind rising prices. In this way, those who insist on gulping it down will contribute more to cutting the deficit.