Fewer Reports for Oregon Direct-to-Consumer Shippers

Wineries licensed to ship to Oregon consumers will have fewer reports to file in 2016. On Jan. 1, 2016, new legislation, SB 583, transitioning Oregon from a monthly reporting state to a quarterly reporting state will become effective. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission intends to mail a notification of the reporting change to direct wine shipper licensees and make the new quarterly reporting forms available on their website early next year. The final monthly report, covering direct wine shipments made to Oregon consumers in Dec. 2015, is due no later than Jan. 20, 2016. This change does not affect the reporting schedule for self-distribution permit holders. Wineries that have a permit to sell directly to Oregon retailers must continue to file monthly reports in 2016.