California Code, Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC § 32220

On and after July 15, 1991, an excise surtax is hereby imposed upon all beer and wine sold in this state by a manufacturer, winegrower, or importer, and upon all distilled spirits sold in this state by a manufacturer, distilled spirits manufacturer's agent, brandy manufacturer, winegrower, importer, rectifier, wholesaler, common carrier with respect to distilled spirits sales made upon boats, trains, and airplanes, or persons licensed to sell distilled spirits upon boats, trains, and airplanes, and upon sellers of beer, wine, or distilled spirits with respect to which no tax has been paid within areas over which the United States government exercises jurisdiction, at the following rates:

(a) On all beer, sixteen cents ($0.16) per gallon and at a proportionate rate for any other quantity.

(b) On all still wines containing not more than 14 percent of absolute alcohol by volume, nineteen cents ($0.19) per wine gallon and at a proportionate rate for any other quantity.

(c) On all still wines containing more than 14 percent of absolute alcohol by volume, eighteen cents ($0.18) per wine gallon and at a proportionate rate for any other quantity.

(d) On sparkling hard cider, eighteen cents ($0.18) per wine gallon and at a proportionate rate for any other quantity.

(e) On all distilled spirits of proof strength or less, one dollar and thirty cents ($1.30) per wine gallon and at a proportionate rate for any other quantity.

(f) On all distilled spirits in excess of proof strength, two dollars and sixty cents ($2.60) per wine gallon and at a proportionate rate for any other quantity.


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