Local Sales Tax Reporting Changes in Tennessee

Beginning Oct. 1, 2019, wineries that hold a Tennessee Direct Wine Shipper license will no longer have the option to collect and remit the local sales tax at a standard 2.25% local rate. For sales that occur on or after Oct. 1, 2019, out-of-state sellers, including wineries, must apply the specific sales tax rate of […]

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Texas & Nebraska Audit DTC Permit Holders

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) announced that it will begin conducting audits of Out-of-State Winery Direct Shipper’s permit holders on Sept. 1, 2019 to ensure permittees are in compliance with Texas’ direct-to-consumer law and regulations. While audits are generally conducted at random, permit holders with a history of receiving violations or complaints are more […]

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ABC Advisory on Wine Club Renewals

The California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) issued an Industry Advisory outlining the legal requirements applied to “automatic renewal offers” for wine clubs and similar alcohol beverage subscription services. The Industry Advisory is intended to be informational and to make ABC licensees aware of the legal requirements concerning renewals. An “automatic renewal offer” is a plan […]

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Colorado Sales Tax Changes for Out-of-State Retailers

Members are reminded that the grace period the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) extended to out-of-state retailers to comply with new sales tax collection rules ends on May 31, 2019. Starting, June 1, 2019, out-of-state retailers, including wineries, with substantial nexus must collect and remit Colorado state sales tax and state-collected local and special district […]

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New California District Tax Collection Requirements

Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) announced requirements for both in-state and out-of-state retailers to begin collecting voter-approved sales and use taxes imposed by cities, counties and other local jurisdictions if during the preceding or current calendar year the retailer’s […]

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Oklahoma Removes Bond Requirement for DTC

Effective immediately, the Oklahoma Tax Commission will NOT require a bond in order to issue a Direct Wine Shipper (Tax) Permit for out-of-state direct wine shippers. Additionally, the Commission confirmed that registration with the Oklahoma Secretary of State is not a requirement for obtaining a Direct Wine Shipper (Tax) permit and Vendor Use Tax Permit. […]

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District of Columbia Sales Tax Changes for DTC

As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the District of Columbia has passed legislation requiring some remote sellers, including wineries, without a physical presence in D.C. to start collecting and remitting the 10.25% sales tax. Prior to this, only wineries located in D.C. were required to do so. […]

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Oklahoma Clarifies Tax Requirements for DTC Shipping (updated July 17, 2019)

Wine Institute has received clarification regarding the tax requirements, registration and reporting process for direct-to-consumer wine shipping in Oklahoma. A winery must obtain a Direct Wine Shippers Permit from the ABLE Commission before registering with the Oklahoma Tax Commission to pay use tax and excise tax on wine shipped directly to Oklahoma consumers. Beginning July 15, 2019, […]

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North Carolina Reporting Changes for DTC & Wholesale

The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) has made several changes to the alcoholic beverages tax forms that impact members who make sales and ship directly to consumers and/or wholesalers in NC. Sales to NC-licensed wholesalers after Jan. 1, 2019 must be reported on a different form than direct-to-consumer sales; prior to this change, the […]

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