How Much is the Government Making Off of Alcohol?

Taxes 101

In the second installment in our series on “Sin Taxes,” we present a graphic which illustrates how much money individuals are being taxed to consume alcohol, and subsequently how much the Federal and State governments are generating in tax revenue. There is also a breakdown of how different types of alcohols are taxed in the various states, as well as international comparisons — to put thing in perspective. Some of the figures may be surprising. What do you think?

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  1. And they want to have a 21 year old legal drinking age just so they don’t get 90 million$ a year for road improvements?(10% penalty for states with lower drinking age)

  2. It’s interesting that we drink more here in the UK. And by the way our government takes far more from us in tax than yourselves. More than is reasonable.

    Nathan C, UK

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