Aussie craft brewers and distillers raise a glass to excise bonus

South Australia’s growing ranks of craft brewers and distillers say that a dramatic increase in excise rebates that will put an extra $250,000 a year in their pockets is a “game-changer” that will boost jobs, production and focus on exports.

From July 1, Australian brewers and distillers will receive full excise refunds to a maximum of $350,000 a year.

The excise rebate cap was initially lifted from $30,000 to $100,000 for beer and spirits producers in July 2018 but the latest cap increase to $350,000 brings it into line with the rebate cap for wineries under the Australain federal government’s wine equalisation tax (WET) scheme.

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