Lower tax on spirits

5Nines Distillery’s David Pearse is backing a call from Mayo MP Rebekha Sharkie to lower the taxes paid by distillers to help the industry grow.

A local MP is calling on the Federal Government to lower taxes paid by craft distillers.
Rebekha Sharkie recently asked Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to reduce excise tax rates on spirits, freeze indexed tax increases for three years and to bring the taxes in line with those charged to winemakers.