August 04, 2010

Tax Relief Would Boost Idaho Brewers, Jobs

Crapo to visit expanding Sandpoint area company to discuss federal legislation

Washington, D.C. - A bipartisan tax relief bill spearheaded by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and three of his Senate Finance Committee colleagues would benefit Idaho brewers and farmers and could boost employment and commerce. Crapo, along with Senators John Kerry (D-Massachusetts), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), introduced the legislation to cut in half the federal excise taxes paid by many smaller craft breweries in an effort to boost production and related jobs and purchase of agricultural products such as hops and barley.

Crapo will visit and tour Laughing Dog Brewing in the Sandpoint area next week to discuss the legislation and the economic benefits with brewery employees and area agricultural leaders. Laughing Dog is seeing increased sales of its products nationwide.

Monday, August 9:

10:45 a.m. Ponderay Discusses economic benefits of tax relief for Idaho craft brewers and
agriculture during a tour of the Laughing Dog Brewery, 55 Emerald
Industrial Park Road, off Highway 200 east of Sandpoint.