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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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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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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