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Michigan Product Registration for DTC shipments

It has come to our attention the state of Michigan has continued cracking down on DTC sales and compliance. Recently, the state had an individual order a single bottle of wine from a winery’s website to be shipped into MI.  The winery shipped the wine under their MI DTC license, however, the carefully selected wine […]

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States Are Cracking Down

Many of you may have received notices or warnings from various states explaining they are more heavily enforcing their alcohol shipping laws. One of such states, Illinois, has been sending out the attached Informational Bulletin. If you have a license to ship to Illinois, you have nothing to worry about! If you don’t, we suggest […]

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Upcoming Important Reminder Dates for October

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind those of you in the wine industry of some important due dates that are approaching very quickly: 10/14     TTB Federal Excise Tax Return 10/15     TTB Premise Operations Report 10/17     CA BOE Winegrower Tax Return 10/31     CA BOE Sales & Use Tax Return If you need assistance in […]

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PENNSYLVANIA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DIRECT WINE SHIPPER LICENSES

Wineries may now apply for a Direct Wine Shipper License from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, https://plcbplus.pa.gov/pub/Login.aspx. The license fee is $250 per year.  Wineries must also obtain a Sales Tax License from the PA Dept. of Revenue, https://www.pa100.state.pa.us/Registration.htm.   This new direct to consumer license allows each winery to ship up to 36 cases […]

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MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE IN A TTB-REGULATED INDUSTRY

  Your application has been approved – now what? In order to maintain compliance in a TTB-regulated industry, you may need to meet ongoing requirements, such as filing reports and paying federal excise taxes. We’ve created an online tool to guide you through the TTB requirements for your business operations and the information you need […]

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TTB Penalties On Late Tax Returns

  TAX TOPIC: PENALTIES AND INTEREST The law imposes penalties to ensure that all taxpayers pay their taxes. When you fail to timely file a required tax return, make timely tax payment or deposits, or willfully neglect to pay your taxes, the Government may impose certain financial penalties against you. If you underpay your tax […]

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Louisiana Direct to Consumer rule change

Louisiana has changed the rules for shipping to consumers. If the winery has a relationship with a wholesaler, the winery may only ship to consumers if the consumer makes the purchase in the tasting room. The change became effective earlier in the year but the state will now begin enforcing the rule.

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Starting The New Year Off Strong

As the New Year begins, one thing we want to make sure of is that everyone is accurately and efficiently reporting out-of-state shipments. Many states ask for additional reporting information other than the usual information provided (name, address, ship date, sale amount, etc). Here are the additional requirements for out-of-state shipment reporting: AZ – County […]

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South Dakota Open For Direct Shipping

South Dakota is now open to wineries to ship direct to consumer. The license fee is $100 and allows the licensee to ship up to 12 cases of wine to a single consumer during the calendar year. The initial brand registration fee is $25 then $17.50 for each additional product registered under that brand. The […]

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