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2.3 Consumption Taxes

2.3 Consumption Taxes
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  • 9. Excise Tax on Beer

    In which state is the excise tax rate on beer the least? the greatest? (See Example 3 and Example 4.)

    • Worked-Out Solution

      The state with the least excise tax on beer is Wyoming. Its tax is 1.9 cents per gallon.

      The state with the greatest excise tax on beer is Alaska. Its tax is $1.07 per gallon.

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  • 10. Finding State Excise Tax

    What is the state excise tax on a keg of beer in Georgia? in Idaho? (See Example 3 and Example 4.)

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  • 11. Alaska Excise Tax on Beer

    What is the state excise tax on a six-pack of beer in Alaska? (See Example 3 and Example 4.)

    • Worked-Out Solution

      A six-pack of beer has a volume of 0.5625 gallon.

      The excise tax on beer in Alaska is $1.07 per gallon.

      So, the state excise tax on a six-pack of beer in Alaska is $0.60.

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  • 12. Florida Excise Tax on Beer

    A customer in Florida buys a twelve-pack of beer. How much does the customer pay in federal and state excise taxes? (See Example 3 and Example 4.)

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  • 13. South Carolina Excise Tax on Beer

    A bar manager in South Carolina purchases a keg of beer for $110.00. What percent of the cost is allocated to federal and state excise taxes?(See Example 3 and Example 4.)

    • Worked-Out Solution

      A keg of beer contains 15.5 gallons. The total excise tax on a keg of beer in South Carolina is

      Of the total purchase price of $110, the percent that goes to excise tax is

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  • 14. Comparing Excise Tax and Sales Tax

    How is an excise tax different from a sales tax? Explain your reasoning.

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