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North Carolina ranks second in the U.S. for the most alcoholic beverages sales tax paid in 2018.

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 27, 2019

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In 2018, North Carolina collected $412 million in alcoholic beverages sales tax, ranking it second in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

The STC survey includes five broad tax categories and up to 25 subcategories. Data is gathered from all 50 state governments and all dependent state-level entities.

The Census Bureau cautions that it sets the tax classifications among the survey categories, and they may differ from the classifications set by the state governments.

Below is a breakdown of how taxes were classified by the bureau and how much was collected.

U.S. alcoholic beverages sales tax by State in 2018
Rank
State
Amount
1
Texas
$1,321,516,000
2
North Carolina
$411,971,000
3
Pennsylvania
$397,092,000
4
California
$376,735,000
5
Washington
$370,738,000
6
Illinois
$296,162,000
7
Florida
$293,098,000
8
New York
$258,327,000
9
Virginia
$231,250,000
10
Alabama
$214,615,000
11
Tennessee
$201,713,000
12
Georgia
$195,696,000
13
South Carolina
$179,115,000
14
Michigan
$157,335,000
15
Kentucky
$145,648,000
16
New Jersey
$142,459,000
17
Kansas
$142,126,000
18
Oklahoma
$122,247,000
19
Ohio
$104,977,000
20
Minnesota
$91,745,000
21
Massachusetts
$85,843,000
22
Arizona
$76,378,000
23
Louisiana
$75,774,000
24
Connecticut
$63,211,000
25
Wisconsin
$62,498,000
26
Arkansas
$58,036,000
27
Indiana
$51,578,000
28
Utah
$51,420,000
29
Hawaii
$51,383,000
30
Colorado
$46,989,000
31
New Mexico
$45,497,000
32
Nevada
$45,340,000
33
Mississippi
$40,883,000
34
Alaska
$39,217,000
35
Missouri
$38,932,000
36
Montana
$33,816,000
37
Maryland
$31,682,000
38
Nebraska
$31,230,000
39
Vermont
$26,892,000
40
Delaware
$26,556,000
41
Iowa
$22,183,000
42
Rhode Island
$19,918,000
43
Maine
$19,647,000
44
Oregon
$19,216,000
45
South Dakota
$18,939,000
46
West Virginia
$17,576,000
47
New Hampshire
$12,828,000
48
Idaho
$9,710,000
49
North Dakota
$8,819,000
50
District of Columbia
$6,560,000
51
Wyoming
$1,920,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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