I know that the words excise tax either cause sleep or sleeplessness. The first due to mind numbing legalese that need to be carefully read to be understood and the latter because, well, no one likes paying taxes.
But stick with this post a minute. One of the few good things in the Trump “Don’t Tax the Rich but I Won’t Show My Tax Returns” plan was that there was relief for small brewers as well as other alcohol producers and importers. The bad thing, the tax was temporary.
That temporary status is on the road for a one-year extension with the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2019 which will be voted on by the full House of Representatives, then if all goes well, to the Senate and then for the Cheeto to doodle on before he realizes he has to sign it.
And if they do this enough times, maybe they can make it permanent.