Even champagne excise taxes are high in Minnesota

It is common knowledge that Minnesota is a high-tax state and one of the least tax-friendly states in the country. These high taxes go far beyond corporate, income, and property taxes; even champagne taxes are high in Minnesota.

According to the state Tax Foundation, Minnesota has the 3rd highest excise tax on champagne in the nation. The other two states with taxes higher than Minnesota are Florida and Kentucky.

While champagne taxes have been high historically, they have grown over the years. In 2019, for example, customers in Minnesota paid an excise tax of $2.72 per gallon of champagne. In 2015 the tax was only $1.82 per gallon of champagne. This is nearly a 50% hike in champagne excise tax between 2015 and 2019. Moreover, between 2015 and 2019, Minnesota moved went from having the sixth highest champagne excise tax to having the third-highest.

Not to mention that Minnesota also ranks particularly high in taxes on other alcoholic beverages like wine, beer, and liquor.