Alabama Releases DTC License Application Forms for Wineries and Fulfillment Houses 

The Alabama ABC Board has released its new DTC pre-application form and required document checklist for obtaining licenses to become a direct wine shipper or wine fulfillment center.  The forms are complex and Wine Institute is currently working with the ABC Board to see if some of the requirements can be streamlined to simplify the application process.  […]

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Missouri Sales Tax Changes for DTC; Reminder on Monthly Shipment Limitation

Missouri Gov. Michael Parson signed legislation that will require out-of-state businesses, including California wineries that ship DTC wine sales into Missouri, to collect and remit sales tax if taxable sales from delivery of tangible personal property into Missouri in the previous calendar year or current calendar year exceeds $100,000 beginning Jan. 1, 2023. Until then, wineries with […]

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Ohio Opens Up DTC Shipping for Wineries Producing More than 250,000 Gallons

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the state’s budget bill (HB 110) on June 30, 2021, which includes a provision that brings to a close years of work by Wine Institute to open up DTC wine shipping in Ohio to wineries that produce more than 250,000 gallons. Wine Institute’s long-running support of the effort included on-the-ground […]

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New Mexico Requires Wineries to Pay Local Taxes on DTC Sales Starting July 1

Effective July 1 2021, New Mexico is moving to destination-based gross receipts tax (GRT) rates and reporting for sales of tangible personal property. Under destination sourcing, wineries that hold a Direct Wine Shipment permit will be required to pay the combined state and local GRT rate in effect at the shipping address on wine sales […]

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New Kansas DTC Legislation Update; CA Wineries Must File Report & Pay Tax by June 15

On May 19, 2021, Governor Kelly signed legislation (HB 2137) to change the Out-of-State Special Order Shipping Gallonage Tax and Sales Report from an annual to a quarterly report. The law also established new licensure and monthly reporting requirements for fulfillment houses that handle logistics, including warehousing, packaging, order fulfillment or shipping services on behalf […]

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Kansas Now Requires Licensure & Reporting for All Fulfillment Houses

On May 19, 2021, Kansas Governor Kelly signed legislation (HB 2137) to create new licensing and reporting requirements for fulfillment houses that handle storage, packaging and shipping services on behalf of a winery that holds a Special Order Shipping license.  The new law became effective upon publication in the Kansas Register on May 27, 2021.  […]

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Oregon Increases Monthly Limit for Winery Direct-to-Consumer Permittees

On May 21, 2021, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation (SB 406) increasing the amount of wine that a Direct Shipper permit is allowed to ship to an Oregon resident each month. Effective immediately, a winery with a valid Direct Shipper permit may ship up to five cases of wine, each containing not more than […]

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Alabama Becomes 47th State to Open for Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation (H.B. 437), based on Wine Institute’s model direct shipping bill, on May 13, 2021. This makes Alabama the 47th state to allow winery direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping. Wine Institute thanks Representative Terri Collins for sponsoring the bill and Governor Ivey for signing it. H.B. 437 becomes effective on August 1, 2021. Under the […]

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DTC Changes in Tennessee

On May 12, 2021, Tennessee Governor Lee signed legislation (H.B. 1481) to increase the amount of wine that a direct shipper may now ship to a consumer per year, from three to six cases. This is for direct shippers producing less than 270,000 liters (30,000 cases) per year. The three case per person, per year, […]

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Tennessee Governor Signs Workable Fulfillment Legislation

The Tennessee legislature has passed and the Governor has signed a bill that requires licensing and reporting by fulfillment houses and reporting of DTC shipment information by wineries. The bill(s), as originally filed, would have banned the use of fulfillment houses for DTC wine sales. Wine Institute worked with stakeholders and the ABC to craft a […]

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