This week’s map shows state spirits excise taxAn excise tax is a tax imposed on a specific good or activity. Excise taxes are commonly levied on cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, soda, gasoline, insurance premiums, amusement activities, and betting, and typically make up a relatively small and volatile portion of state and local and, to a lesser extent, federal tax collections. rates as of September 1, 2010, expressed in dollars per gallon, as applicable to off-premise sales of 40% a.b.v. spirits in 750 mL containers. Local excise taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. es are excluded.
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