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Article - Tax - General




§5–105.

    (a)    Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, the alcoholic beverage tax rate for distilled spirits is:

        (1)    $1.50 for each gallon or 39.63 cents for each liter; and

        (2)    if distilled spirits contain a percentage of alcohol greater than 100 proof, an additional tax, for each 1 proof over 100 proof, of 1.5 cents for each gallon or 0.3963 cents for each liter.

    (b)    Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, the alcoholic beverage tax rate for wine is 40 cents for each gallon or 10.57 cents for each liter.

    (c)    Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, the alcoholic beverage tax rate on beer and mead is 9 cents for each gallon or 2.3778 cents for each liter.

    (d)    The tax imposed under § 5–102(b) of this subtitle shall equal the amount that the discriminating jurisdiction charges a Maryland licensee or permit holder.

    (e)    The revenue generated from the tax imposed under subsection (b) of this section on wine produced at wineries licensed under the Alcoholic Beverages Article shall be distributed to the Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Fund under § 2–1102 of the Agriculture Article.



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