beer http://ripr.org en Tax-free wine and art coming to Rhode Island Sunday http://ripr.org/post/tax-free-wine-and-art-coming-rhode-island-sunday <p>If you are a aficionado of wine and works of art, you’ll be pleased that beginning Sunday you’ll get a sales tax break.&nbsp; This means that if you purchase win and spirits from a Rhode Island liquor store, you will not have to pay the state’s 7 percent sales tax.</p><p>And if you buy original works of art or limited edition art works anywhere in the Ocean State, the 7 percent sales tax is waived.</p><p>These tax breaks are the result of action taken by the 2013 General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Lincoln Chafee.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:19:28 +0000 Scott MacKay 25381 at http://ripr.org Group Will Promote the Tasty Side of RI’s Economy at Waterfire http://ripr.org/post/group-will-promote-tasty-side-ri-s-economy-waterfire <p>There will be a tent set up at Saturday’s Waterfire to educate residents about Rhode Island’s growing food sector. The tent will offer samples from a wide variety of locally made foods and beverages. By luring people through their taste buds, project coordinator Melissa Withers said they can then show the public the diversity of expertise in the state’s food economy.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:00:02 +0000 Catherine Welch 21995 at http://ripr.org Group Will Promote the Tasty Side of RI’s Economy at Waterfire Industry beery good to RI http://ripr.org/post/industry-beery-good-ri <p>The National Beer Wholesalers Association has released a report showing the impact beer distributors have on their state’s economy. It finds Rhode Island beer distributors employ 213 people, pump $18 million into federal, state and local tax coffers, and generate $80 million&nbsp; in total economic impacts. The study was done out of the University of Delaware.</p><p></p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20beer%20wholesalers%20report">news@ripr.org</a></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:47:43 +0000 Catherine Welch 9865 at http://ripr.org Industry beery good to RI