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 March 1, 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 and should not apply online for […]

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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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Texas DTC Reporting Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2019

In 2018, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) amended Rule 41.56 Out-of-State Winery Direct Shipper’s Permits to require more frequent reporting by direct shipper permittees and require permittees to include the name of the common carrier and unique common carrier tracking number for each shipment on their reports. Additionally, the gallonage threshold for frequency of […]

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Iowa Sales Tax Changes for DTC

Iowa will require remote sellers, including out-of-state wineries, to collect Iowa state sales tax and applicable local option sales tax on sales shipped to consumers in Iowa beginning Jan. 1, 2019, if they have $100,000 or more in gross revenue from Iowa sales or 200 or more separate sales transactions in the state during a […]

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Colorado Sales Tax Changes for DTC Delayed

The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) announced that it is extending the grace period through May 31, 2019, to in-state AND out-of-state retailers to comply with new sales tax collections rules. These new rules would have required wineries with “substantial nexus” to begin collecting Colorado state, local and special district sales taxes on sales shipped to […]

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Colorado Sales Tax Changes for DTC

Please read through final paragraph below: As a result of the Wayfair decision, Colorado will require out-of-state retailers that have “substantial nexus” with the state of Colorado to apply to the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) for a Sales Tax License by Nov. 1, 2018 and begin collecting Colorado sales tax on sales shipped to […]

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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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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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