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Impact of Ideology on State Excise Taxes for Alcohol

In addition to sales tax, products like alcohol, tobacco, and motor fuel can be taxed by state governments as an additional source of revenue. Alcohol is typically divided into subcategories for the purpose of taxation: spirits, wine, and alcohol. This blog post will attempt to understand if ideology has any impact on taxes of these three categories of alcohol, specifically if states of certain ideologies are more likely to tax one alcohol rather than the other.

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