President Obama recently gave a lengthy speech on inequality, poverty, and what to do about it. He claimed inequality is increasing, which is debatable, and then offered a few populist ways to reduce it, such as raising...
- Monday Map: State Spirits Excise Tax Rates
Monday Map: State Spirits Excise Tax Rates
Today's Monday Map shows state spirits excise tax rates. Local excise taxes are excluded. "Control" states are states where the government controls sales - in these states, products are subject to ad valorem mark-up and excise taxes. The excise tax rate is calculated using a methodology developed by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
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