You might be able to drink tax free on certain days if a new piece of legislation passes the Rhode Island General Assembly.
Representative John Carnevale has proposed a bill that would introduce five annual tax holidays on alcoholic beverages.
The bill would make alcohol bought from liquor stores tax free during certain periods of time when alcohol sales are at their highest. Liquor and beer purchased at restaurants and bars would still be subject to taxes.
The proposed tax free periods include:
- Memorial Day – May 21 through May 28 this year, and the Tuesday before through the Tuesday after Memorial Day in future years.
- Fourth of July – June 22 through July 2 this year, and June 23 through July 3 in future years.
- Labor Day – August 20 to September 3 this year, and the Tuesday before through the Tuesday after Labor Day in future years.
- Thanksgiving – November 19 to November 29 this year, and nine days before Thanksgiving through the Friday after Thanksgiving in future years.
- Winter Holidays – December 10 to December 31 this year, and December 11 through December 31 in future years.