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Department of Taxation and Finance

Alcoholic beverage production credit

Who is eligible? 

You are entitled to this refundable credit if you or your business:

  • is a registered distributor under Article 18 of the Tax Law (taxes on alcoholic beverages); and
  • produced in New York State during the tax year:

        • 60,000,000 or fewer gallons of beer
        • 60,000,000 or fewer gallons of cider
        • 20,000,000 or fewer gallons of wine
        • 800,000 or fewer gallons of liquor

How much is the credit?

  • the credit is equal to 14 cents per gallon for the first 500,000 gallons of beer, cider, wine or liquor produced in New York State in a tax year, plus
  • 4.5 cents per gallon for each additional gallon over 500,000 (up to 15,000,000 additional gallons for beer, cider and wine and up to 300,000 additional gallons for liquor) produced in New York State in the same tax year.

What are the recordkeeping requirements?

Taxpayers must prove entitlement to tax credits.  During the course of an audit, you may be required to provide documentation to substantiate entitlement based on the specific facts of your tax credit claim.  See Alcoholic beverage production credit recordkeeping requirements for more information on the recordkeeping requirements for this credit.

Additional information

To learn about other New York State tax credits available to businesses, see Business incentives.

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