Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask that he/she sign on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 4278.
Dear Beer Enthusiasts, Homebrewers, Breweries & Beer-Allied Companies,
We are asking you to support America's small brewers by making a very simple request of your U.S. Representative to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 4278.
Federal legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 4278 http://www.brewersassociation.org/attachments/0000/1414/HR4278.pdf
(link opens a PDF), seeks to enact a reduction in beer excise tax for America's small brewers.
For small brewers brewing less than 6 million barrels annually, this legislation would cut the small brewer tax rate in half, to $3.50/barrel on the first 60,000 barrels, and reduce the upper tax rate from $18/barrel to $16/barrel on beer production above 60,000 barrels up to 2 million barrels.
Read the entire SYLB Alerthttp://sylb.org/action-alerts/national_3.15.10.html
.Resources to help make the case for HR4278
The BA has developed a resource pagehttp://www.brewersassociation.org/pages/government-affairs/excise-taxes/hr-4278-resource-material
to give you the information and tools you need to make the case to your Representative for supporting this tax relief measure—and by extension, for supporting the small brewery businesses that are such a vital part of our local communities.
Harvard University's John Friedman's study, Economic Impact of Small Brewers Excise Tax Reduction (H.R. 4278), (link opens a PDF), reveals that H.R. 4278 would also help stimulate job creation quickly and at a low cost. http://www.brewersassociation.org/attachments/0000/1942/HR_4278_Economic_Study_-_Final.pdf