Taxes Paid to Idaho from Both Beer & Wine
Many Idahoans are unaware that the distribution tier also assesses and pays the state’s beer and wine taxes to the Idaho State Tax Commission. In 2021, distributors paid $4.7 million in beer taxes and $6.5 million in wine taxes. These are taxes over and above the other taxes they – and all Idaho businesses – pay, such as personal and real property tax.
(BEER ONLY-EXCLUSIVE OF WINE AND OTHER BEVERAGES)
Based on 37 Beer Distributor Establishments in Idaho. Print-Ready PDF of Idaho’s Economic Impact »
Beer Distributors Are Significant Businesses in Their Communities:
Impacts from Operations of Wholesalers
Beer Distributors Make Substantial Capital Investments in Their Communities
Total Impacts from Capital Investment Activities
Beer Distributors Are Good Citizens of Their Communities:
Total Impacts of Charitable Activities
Total Economic Impact of Beer Distributor Operations, Investment and Community Involvement
Total Economic Impact of Beer Distributors in Idaho
How the Total Economic Impact is Distributed Across Selected Industries
For the Whole Industry, estimates of economic impacts are as follows:
|Total Economic Impact||$87,275,248,717||387,674||$23,438,769,176|
|Range of Multipliers for Individual States||1.67-2.88||1.51-3.12||1.6-2.63|
|*Additional impacts include direct and multiplier effects of charitable activities and capital investments|
Description of Community Involvement Activities
Beer and wine distributors in Idaho are involved in a wide variety of charitable, economic development and community-building activities. In addition they are good corporate citizens sponsoring a multitude of state and community events. Distributors are also constantly looking for methods to support energy conservation, recycling and other green initiatives. Idaho’s beer and wine distributors also play a vital role in alcohol awareness and education. The IBWDA created and self-funded the “I Don’t Drink” campaign, a program designed to educate students, peer to peer, about the risks associated with alcohol consumption and to prevent underage drinking. A video contest was announced in which Idaho K-12 students submitted self-produced videos describing reasons they do not consume alcohol and suggesting alternative activities to maintain an alcohol-free lifestyle.
The beer and wine distributors have also joined the fight against human trafficking in Idaho. The Idaho Beer and Wine Distributors Association (IBWDA) has partnered with the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) to conduct awareness training to educate employees on recognizing and reporting the warning signs of human trafficking. Already 11 of Idaho’s beer and wine distribution companies –in all regions of the state – participated in training sessions. Employees were provided tools and resources to help them spot suspicious behaviors and alert authorities while on their routes. More can be read on this topic HERE.