Does your home state encourage or discourage partying? A simple way to assess the partying tolerance level is through “sin taxes.” Granted, low sin taxes do not necessarily equate to more partying, but they certainly don’t hurt.
Alcohol and tobacco taxes are huge cash generators for governments, adding $7.04 billion and $18.17 billion respectively to state and local coffers in 2015 (the latest year for cumulative data listed by the Tax Policy Center). So, as defined by sin taxes (or lack thereof), where can you party hearty? Thanks to the Tax Facts and Figures report for 2017 from the Tax Foundation, we can review current sin taxes for all 50 states to help us decide where to put on our party hats.
Using the gauge of low sin taxes, the Equality State has no equal. Wyoming taxes wine at 28 cents per gallon, spirits at around 95 cents per gallon, and beer at a mere 2 cents per gallon. Those are by far the lowest excise taxes on beer and spirits, and close to the bottom on wine (seventh lowest