Florida & Kansas Enact Laws Requiring Some Remote Sellers to Collect Sales Tax Beginning July 1, 2021

Florida: Under a new law, Chapter 2021-2, Laws of Florida, businesses that have no physical presence in the state, including wineries making direct-to-consumer shipments, must register with the Department of Revenue to collect and remit sales tax. Registration is required if businesses had over $100,000 in taxable retail sales of tangible personal property to Florida consumers during the previous […]

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States Enforce DTC Rules

The continued growth of the direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales channel means that states will continue to make DTC shipping laws a priority for enforcement in 2020. An increasing number of states are investigating DTC shipments and conducting compliance checks on direct shipper permit holders and common carriers. Wineries that ship directly to consumers outside of California […]

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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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Florida Introduces Online System for Brand Registrations

It was announced by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Charlie Liem that beginning April 17th*, a new online instant processing system for brand registrations will be available on the Florida Alcohol Beverage & Tobacco (AB&T) website shortening wait times from 80 days to 2 minutes. The new software will pull federal […]

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Wholesaler Efforts to Curb Florida Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Fail

The Florida Legislature has concluded its regular business for the year without making any changes to the direct to consumer shipping environment. After another bruising battle with the distributors over their attempts to limit direct shipping to wineries producing or selling less than 250K gallons, all efforts to pass free standing legislation, or amend various […]

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