1798 liquor tax — on capacity

“In the 1790s federal excise tax was collected from distilleries based upon the capacity of the still and the number of months it distilled.  In 1798, [George] Washington paid a tax of $332 on stills [with a capacity] totaling 616 gallons operating for 12 months.”

That’s from DISCUS, the liquor lobby.  It brings to mind a cannabis canopy tax — based on number of crops per year.


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