Jason Hackney of Super Discount Wines and Spirits in Fairfield is busy with inventory for a new "floor tax" on existing inventory.

If you plan on having beer, wine, sangria or even the hard stuff for the Fourth of July Weekend expect to pay more. While most package store owners would be gearing up for the big holiday they now have to do a physical inventory and pay a “floor tax” on stock they already have purchased, calculate it into liters and pay an additional tax. Don’t press your package store owner for a percent increase because it varies on the product. Taxes on “sparkling wine will be more than regular wine” said Jason Hackeny, owner of Super Discount Wines and Spirits at 525 Tunxis Hill Cutoff in Fairfield. “Beer is measured in ounce so that will have a different tax. Department of Revenue Services spokesman Sarah Kaufman said “while tax rates will depend upon what kind of alcohol to which the tax is being applied, it amounts to a 20 percent increase in taxes on alcohol”.

By Stephen Krauchick

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