Craft Beers Set To Get Cheaper As Bizarre Tax Axed
Get on it!
A local craft beer normally sets you back a bit more than your standard pint - but this could change.
Canberra has announced a bizarre beer tax that slugs craft brewers 40 per cent more for using smaller kegs will be axed in the federal budget.
Currently draught beer sold in 50 litre kegs is taxed at $34 a litre, but beers in kegs under 30 litres are slugged $49 a litre.
Treasurer Scott Morrison said thie is unfair - the new budget will level the playing field.
"This is unfair for smaller brewery businesses," Treasurer Scott Morrison said in a statement on Friday.
There are about 380 craft brewers across Australia employing about 2400 people.