New Tax Information for Illinois DTC Shippers

In the wake of recent litigation in Illinois accusing wineries of failing to pay the sales tax on shipping charges for wine being shipped directly to consumers in the state, we have updated the tax information on our website with the following information: The taxability of shipping charges in Illinois is not clear. However, there […]

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Illinois Direct-to-Consumer Permit Applications Available

The Illinois Direct-to-Consumer Permit applications are now available on the Wine Institute website. Beginning June 1, 2008 wineries will be required to have an “Out-of-State Winery Shipper’s License,” file reports, obtain a bond and pay sales and excise tax in order to ship wine to consumers in Illinois. Wineries with a valid Shipper’s License issued […]

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Governor of Illinois Signs HB-429

The Governor of Illinois signed HB-429 on October 3, 2007. The bill transitions Illinois from a reciprocity state to a permit state for direct-to-consumer wine shipments. HB 429 will become effective on June 1, 2008. Wineries with an approved permit will be able to ship 12 cases to a consumer and required to pay sales […]

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