New bill eliminates tax on bourbon barrels

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 7:35 AM

(WHAS 11)--A new bill will be introduced in the House of Representatives that could bring more jobs and more bourbon to Kentucky.

The Aged Distilled Spirits Competitiveness Act would eliminate a tax that bourbon distillers have to pay on each barrel while its aging the product.

Although the bourbon industry is booming and distillers say the tax is making it hard to keep up with demand.

Republican congressman Andy Barr says the new legislation would allow distillers to create more jobs and product.
 

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