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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Filing Deadline for Arizona DTC Report Was Jan. 31

According to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses & Control (DLLC), fewer than half of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) licensees have filed the annual report due Jan. 31, 2018. Wineries that hold an Arizona DTC Wine Shipment (series 17W) License should file the 2017 Shipment Report immediately, if they have not already done so, through the Direct-to-Consumer […]

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Support Direct Shipping in Mississippi

Mississippi is one of the seven states that still prohibit direct shipments from wineries. Wineries can support efforts to create a workable direct shipping bill by directing customers to the Free the Grapes! website.

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New Illinois DTC Report Due Feb. 1

Wineries are reminded that the Illinois direct shipping law was amended, effective Jan. 1, 2017, to require third-party providers shipping wine on behalf of an Illinois direct-to-consumer (DTC) licensee to file an annual statement with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC). The statement must detail each shipment made to an Illinois consumer on behalf of […]

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Pennsylvania Issues New DTC Advisory

On Nov. 1 the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) issued Advisory Notice No. 23, to clarify the requirements of direct-to-consumer wine shipper licensees under Act 39 of 2016. The Advisory supplements the FAQ previously issued by PLCB. Requirements:  All wine shipped must be produced (not just owned) by the licensed wine shipper; Licensees must file […]

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