New York Releases Guidance on Brewery Exclusion

Dec 21st, 2015

The New York Department of Taxation and Finance released guidance on the law that exempts certain breweries from the requirement to file annual sales tax information returns.

Generally, alcoholic beverage wholesalers must file annual sales tax information returns. As of August 14, 2015, businesses operating under a brewer's license do not have to file these returns if they produce less than 60,000 barrels of beer a year. This exclusion applies to annual returns due on and after March 20, 2016.

https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/memos/sales/m15_6s.pdf