Comments on Funding:
The tax credit amount is determined by an eligible small brewer’s eligible sales in the sales year. An eligible small brewer could still receive the tax credit even if its eligible sales for the sales year do not exceed 49,000 hL.
The maximum tax credit available to an eligible small brewer is, pursuant to the 2018 Ontario Budget, $2,449,510 for non‑draft beer and $1,788,010 for draft beer on eligible sales exceeding 49,000 hL and up to and including 200,000 hL.
The tax credit is subject to a phase‑out once eligible sales exceed 75,000 hL and is fully eliminated when eligible sales exceed 200,000 hL in the sales year.
A beer manufacturer may qualify in respect of eligible sales of draft and non‑draft beer sold to purchasers in Ontario during a sales year, if it meets certain criteria including:
Applicants must apply not more than 2 years after the end of the sales year for which it was eligible for the credit.
Provided it qualifies, a beer manufacturer will receive the tax credit as a lump‑sum at the end of the sales year for which it is eligible for the credit. However, it may receive the tax credit in monthly instalments during the sales year if the request is made before the start of the sales year for which it is eligible for the credit.
Other Things to Note:
The current beer basic tax rates will continue to apply until February 28, 2023.