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Increased Alcohol Taxation Rates

There has been no increase in Indiana alcohol tax rates since 1981-the state remains at $0.115, $2.68, and $0.47 per gallon for beer, liquor, and wine, respectively. Alcohol is now relatively more affordable for consumers than it was several decades ago. While there have been several attempts to raise this rate, none have been successful, and Indiana is ranked 42 out of the 50 states in terms of alcohol tax rate. Low alcohol taxation rates have long been the subject of research aimed at determining the relationship between the price of alcohol, alcohol consumption and related harms.