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Proposed House Bill 1686 raises controversy, taxes on alcohol for Oklahomans

Proposed House Bill 1686 raises controversy, taxes on alcohol for Oklahomans

Sierra Rains-Moad

March 29, 2017

A relatively new bill going through the Oklahoma House of Representatives is proposing raising excise tax on alcoholic beverages and exempting them from sales tax. The excise tax on a barrel of beer would increase from $12.50 to $45 and from $1.47 per liter to $3.50 per liter on spirits, resulting in a hike in price for consumers and possibly pu...

Proposed House Bill 1686 Raises Controversy, Taxes on Alcohol for Oklahomans

Sierra Rains-Moad

March 4, 2017

A relatively new bill going through the Oklahoma House of Representatives has brought about a debate among Oklahomans. House Bill 1686 proposes raising excise tax on alcoholic beverages and exempting them from sales tax. The excise tax on a barrel of beer would increase from $12.50 to $45 and from $1.47...

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