Legislative Affairs

CALL TO ACTION: FEDERAL EXCISE TAX BILL UPDATE

Small Distiller Parity

The AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION (“ACSA”) is your industry association. As one of the first undertakings of the ACSA, the Legislative Working Party is continuing the work, preparing a bill for introduction at the Federal level which would reduce your Federal Excise Tax rate by 80%, to match the kind of discount enjoyed by craft brewers and small wineries. This bill will free up cash to hire additional staff, to buy a new still, to pave your parking lot. Do it today. 

Our Fight to Reduce the FET Moves into 2016:  ACSA Continues Advocacy on Your Behalf
In a historic alliance with other alcoholic beverage sectors, ACSA gained widespread support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTR).  CBMTR is a comprehensive legislative proposal that would give you growth, investment, and new job opportunities.  In the wee hours on December 16th, 2015 Congress decided NOT to include the FET reduction piece in the “tax extenders” bill.  While we are disappointed that FET parity was not included, we are so much closer than we have ever been before in getting the FET reduced.  We will NOT give up and continue to work in Washington during this 114th Congress.  Become an advocate with your legislative affairs committee.  At the very least, stay informed by reading its updates.

Nicole Austin

Cochair, Legislative Affairs
Kings County Distilling
n.m.austin@gmail.com

Mark Shilling

Cochair, Legislative Affairs
Revolution Spirits
(512) 358-1203
mark@revolutionspirits.com

Jim Hyland

ACSA Lobbysist
Pennsylvania Avenue Group
Jim@PennsylvaniaAvenueGroup.com

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Stephen A Gould

Legislative Committee Member
Golden Moon Distillery
s.gould@gouldglobal.com

Justin Stiefel

Legislative Committee Member
Heritage Distilling Company
justin@heritagedistilling.com

Andrew Asher

Legislative Committee Member
Winter Park Distilling
andrew@wpdistilling.com

Ralph Erenzo

Legislative Committee Member
Tuthilltown Spirits
rerenzo@tuthilltown.com

ACSA LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE UPDATE

2016 Legislative Policy Conference
ACSA June 5th Webinar Highlights
FET Bill Components & Talking Points
2015 DISCUS PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
The Distillery Fairness and Excise Tax Reform Act

September 2016: Raising Spirits on Capitol Hill
April 2016: DISAPPOINTED BUT NOT DISCOURAGED: THE FIGHT WILL GO ON
April 2016: Call to Action
January 2016: Call to Action
December 2015: ACSA Leadership Letter to Senator Wyden

September 2015Congress Back to Work After Summer Recess
August 2015: CALL TO ACTION: BECOME AN ADVOCATE FOR YOUR BUSINESS
June 2015: Wyden Sponsors Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act
May 2015: Tax Relief is on it’s Way
May 2015: FET DISCUS Fly-In
March 2015Distilled Spirits Industry Unites on Key Tax Legislation 
January 2015

“TOOLKIT” FOR FEDERAL EXCISE TAX PARITY
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