Upcoming Compliance Workshops

Wine Institute with Compli and FedEx is co-hosting a series of Compliance Workshops this fall in Lodi, the Sierra Foothills, Temecula, Napa and Monterey. Workshops will cover recent regulatory changes at the state and federal levels, focusing on such topics as direct shipping, end-of-the year reporting and what to expect in 2019. Winery owners, tasting […]

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Clarification of North Carolina Bond Requirement for DTC Shippers & Nonresident Vendors

North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) recently sent a letter to wineries that hold Direct Wine Shipper and Nonresident Wine Vendor permits outlining new registration, reporting and bonding requirements for alcohol permit holders. Wine Institute has confirmed with NCDOR that these changes do not impose new reporting or tax payment requirements on Direct Wine Shipper […]

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Pennsylvania Simplifies DTC Reporting

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) continues to simplify its reporting requirements for Direct Wine Shippers. Effective immediately, Direct Wine Shippers are no longer required to complete quarterly reports by ZIP code, either for the current reporting period or for past reporting periods. The PLCB is working to remove the ZIP code reporting requirement from […]

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Oklahoma Tax Requirements for New DTC Permit

Out-of-State wineries that obtain Direct Wine Shipper Permits from the Oklahoma ABLE Commission are also required to obtain a Sales Tax Permit from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, and pay sales and excise taxes on wine shipped directly to Oklahoma consumers. Wineries may apply for a sales tax permit by completing the online Business Registration Application […]

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Minnesota to Begin Collecting Direct-to-Consumer Sales Tax Oct. 1

The Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair allows states to require remote sellers that have no physical presence in the state to collect and remit sales and use tax on sales delivered to consumers within in their state. As a result of this decision, qualifying wineries making direct-to-consumer shipments into the State of […]

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New Prop 65 Warning Requirements for Online Sales and DTC Shipments

On August 30, 2018, newly-amended Prop 65 clear and reasonable warning regulations that apply to any winery that sells and ships their products to consumers in the State of California come into effect. The new regulations (27 CCR § 25607.3 and 27 CCR § 25607.4) require a Prop 65 Alcohol Beverage Warning language to be […]

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Oklahoma Direct-To-Consumer Permit Application Available

The Oklahoma Direct Wine Shipper’s Permit Application is now available on the Oklahoma ABLE Commission website, the result of several years of effort on the part of Wine Institute and its allies. In 2016, Oklahomans passed a ballot measure changing the way the state regulates alcohol. The ballot measure also made allowance for the direct […]

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Impact of U.S. Supreme Court’s Sales Tax Ruling on DTC Wine Shipping

On June 21, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Wayfair v. South Dakota that states may require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes even if those retailers do not have a physical presence in that state. This ruling marks a victory for states, which can now tax remote sellers. Each state will […]

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PLCB Improves DTC Reporting Interface

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) completed its update to the direct wine shipment reporting interface in PLCB + making the reporting process more efficient and easier for wineries. Direct wine shippers now have the option to upload data using a PLCB-provided excel template, rather than manually enter sales data for each direct shipment to […]

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Kentucky Passes On-site DTC Shipping Bill, Leaving Key Issues Unresolved

HB 400, a Kentucky bill allowing limited direct-to-consumer spirits and wine shipments, has been signed by the state’s governor and is effective immediately. However, important issues remain unresolved and shipping to Kentucky is not advisable. As it stands, the bill allows for: Shipping of up to four cases of wine per day for purchases made […]

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