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Top 10 States With The Highest Beer Taxes

Updated 8/25/2021

Beer taxes in the United States vary depending on where you purchase the beer. Below is a list of beer taxes per gallon for each state.

  • Alabama $0.53
  • Alaska 1.07 
  • Arizona 0.16 
  • Arkansas 0.23 
  • California 0.20 
  • Colorado 0.08
  • Connecticut 0.24
  • Delaware 0.26 
  • Florida 0.48
  • Georgia 0.32
  • Hawaii 
  • Idaho 0.15 
  • Illinois 0.231 
  • Indiana 0.115 
  • Iowa 0.19
  • Kansas 0.18
  • Kentucky 0.08 
  • Louisiana 0.40 
  • Maine 0.35 
  • Maryland 0.09 
  • Massachusetts 0.11 
  • Michigan 0.20 
  • Minnesota 0.148
  • Mississippi 0.4268 
  • Missouri 0.06 
  • Montana 0.14
  • Nebraska 0.31 
  • Nevada 0.16 
  • New Hampshire 0.30
  • New Jersey 0.12
  • New Mexico 0.41
  • New York 0.14 
  • North Carolina 0.6171
  • North Dakota 0.16
  • Ohio 0.18
  • Oklahoma 0.40
  • Oregon 0.08
  • Pennsylvania 0.08
  • Rhode Island 0.11
  • South Carolina 0.77 
  • South Dakota 0.27
  • Tennessee 1.29 
  • Texas 0.194 
  • Utah 0.4226 
  • Vermont 0.265 
  • Virginia 0.2565
  • Washington 0.26
  • West Virginia 0.18
  • Wisconsin 0.06
  • Wyoming 0.02
  • Dist. of Columbia 0.09

 

Original Blog

You may have noticed we posted the top 10 states with the lowest beer taxes, but there are two sides to every story. Are you curious to find out if you live in one of the 10 states with the highest beer taxes?

According to a recent article, here is the top 10 list of U.S. states with the highest beer taxes based off on off-premise sales on 4.7% by volume beer in 12-ounce containers. Local excise taxes are excluded.

10. Kentucky - $0.08 per gallon
9. Maryland - $0.09 per gallon
8. Florida - $0.48 per gallon
(Washington D.C. - $0.58 per gallon)
7. North Carolina - $0.62 per gallon
6. South Carolina - $0.77 per gallon
5. Hawaii - $0.93 per gallon
4. Georgia - $1.01 per gallon
3. Alabama - 1.05 per gallon
2. Alaska - $1.07 per gallon
1. Tennessee - $1.29 per gallon

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