Wyoming Improves DTC Law

Wyoming Governor Gordon signed HB 13 on Feb. 9, 2021, increasing the amount of wine that a licensed out-of-state wine shipper may ship to any one household address. The law, which goes into effect on July 1 of this year, allows Wyoming consumers to receive up to 12 cases of wine in a 12-month period. Previously, the […]

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Illinois Sales Tax Changes for Certain DTC Licensees

Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, winery shipper licensees that do not have a physical presence in Illinois and meet either of the Wayfair tax remittance thresholds are required to collect and remit all state and local imposed sales taxes, also known as Retailers’ Occupation Tax (ROT), on sales shipped to Illinois consumers at the destination rate […]

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Kentucky Launches DTC Shipping Program

On Dec. 14, the Kentucky legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Licensing, Occupations, and Administration Regulations approved the final Direct Shipping Administrative Regulation allowing the Kentucky ABC to process requests for Direct Shipper Licenses authorized under legislation (HB 415) enacted earlier this year.  While Kentucky’s new law allowing for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping of wine, beer […]

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Register for the Free Virtual Texas ABC Talk

Members are invited to register to attend the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TABC) free virtual presentation that provides guidance for manufacturers on navigating the product registration process (formerly called label approvals) on Dec. 9 at 10:00am PST (12:00pm CT).

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Only Two Dry Localities Remain in West Virginia

Earlier this year, West Virginia passed legislation making the entire state “wet” for off-premises sales of spirits and wine, subject to certain requirements. The localities that may receive direct wine shipments are expanded as a result of this change. As of July 1, 2020, all locations in West Virginia, other than Brandonville in Preston County and the […]

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Wisconsin Amends Requirements for DTC Permittees

In late May, Wine Institute learned that Wisconsin was delaying the issuance of new DTC shipper permits and renewals for California wineries.  The delay was based on concerns regarding a statutory requirement that out-of-state direct wine shippers, also considered corporations or LLCs, appoint an agent who is a Wisconsin resident with authority and control over […]

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Louisiana Sales Tax Changes for DTC

Wine Institute has just learned that wineries that sell and ship wine directly to consumers in Louisiana may be subject to additional local sales and use tax obligations under Louisiana’s remote seller economic nexus rules. Out-of-state direct wine shipper permittees must register with the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers and collect […]

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Kentucky Direct-to-Consumer Shipping Delayed

Kentucky’s new law to allow for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping of wine, beer and spirits by producers becomes effective on July 15. Wine Institute had hoped that the state would allow licensing and shipping to take place in parallel with the process of drafting and enacting the regulations. However, in response to Wine Institute’s direct […]

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Wineries Must Pay the Chicago Liquor Tax on DTC sales Beginning July 1, 2020

Earlier this year the Chicago City Council approved Mayor Lightfoot’s proposal to extend the city liquor tax to include remote and online sales shipped into Chicago. Prior to this change, the city liquor tax only applied to sales physically occurring in Chicago. Under the amended ordinance, any winery that ships direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales to a […]

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