Tax Reclamation On Alcohol
Consumer Tax Rate for North Carolina: Liquor Tax = Beer 53.177 cents per gallon; Wine 79 cents per liter unfortified; Wine 29.34 per liter fortified; Spirits 25% (retail)
- So at about 53 cents per gallon of beer and 2.25 gallons in a case of 24, you are looking at about $1.19 of tax per case of beer.
- A pallet has about 100 to 120 cases of beer in cans or about $119 to $142 per pallet of just taxes.
- So if we charge you $80 to destroy a pallet of aluminum, you are coming out ahead by about $19 to $42 per pallet.
- If you send 20 pallets of beer for us to destroy, you will get back $380 to $840 per load above your costs in tax reclamation.
Note that you may be spending time and effort on empty can and bottle recycling for a far less rate of return.
Your negative by-product of beverage sales is expired and damaged full beverages. If you could have a program to recover some of the cost of that by-product, that should be positive.
The other questions are; do you want to spend your valuable manpower dumping out bad products and possibly taking a chance on fines for dumping it. Do you want the PR nightmare of someone in the media finding out that your company is not being a good steward of our environment?
We hope that you will choose to do the right thing and dispose of your products with a reputable company like us.
Where do the Beverages go?
It does matter to some people where the liquid beverage goes. For instance, US Customs may NOT want the beverage to be repurposed if they are reimbursing Customs fees on imported products. That means the beverage might not be able to be used to make alcohol fuel. So if a vendor has that as part of their process, then it could be an issue. We currently pre-treat liquids and dispose of them through Johnston County North Carolina's Waste Water Treatment Plant or a local Digester. That means we have a pre-treatment license from Johnston County, and we have trained personnel that pre-treat prior to disposal into the county system. We are monitored by Johnston County, and our discharge is metered. So we CAN take Beverages that have US Customs reimbursements.
We are always open to monitoring by US Customs, TTB, Tax Agencies, and Local agencies.
We separate the beverage from the container and packaging. The liquid will be properly disposed of while the container and packaging will be recycled. We have a secure facility located very near Interstate 95 and close to Interstate 40 in Smithfield, North Carolina. We will unload your trucks promptly and efficiently and get your driver back on the road.
Save valuable time and money when you turn to us for beverage destruction solutions. For a competitive rate, we accept pallets of beverages as well as gay-lords, IBC Totes, and kegs for destruction. Please stack and wrap all pallets well so that they will not fall over in the truck. Please stack kegs with taps facing up. We will have your certificates of destruction ready for you in 10 working days.
If you have questions or need a quote please contact us at 919-209-0902.
- Other liquid products that are human consumable can be quoted on request.