State-by-State COVID-19 Guidance for ABC Licensees

To assist with winery sales and business operations, Wine Institute’s State Relations Team has compiled a listing of guidance for State ABC licensees in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new resource page is updated continuously as new information is released and changes impacting the sale and regulation of wine are implemented. Many of the […]

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Tasting Samples for Virtual Winery Experiences Approved by TTB

In an effort to help stimulate DTC wine sales, Wine Institute requested that TTB and California ABC provide clear guidance on whether small containers of wine may be shipped to winery customers by common carriers for virtual tastings. During Shelter-in-Place orders, this would replace the traditional tasting room experience where visitors sample small quantities of […]

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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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Oklahoma Removes Bond Requirement for DTC

Effective immediately, the Oklahoma Tax Commission will NOT require a bond in order to issue a Direct Wine Shipper (Tax) Permit for out-of-state direct wine shippers. Additionally, the Commission confirmed that registration with the Oklahoma Secretary of State is not a requirement for obtaining a Direct Wine Shipper (Tax) permit and Vendor Use Tax Permit. […]

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Oklahoma Clarifies Tax Requirements for DTC Shipping (updated July 17, 2019)

Wine Institute has received clarification regarding the tax requirements, registration and reporting process for direct-to-consumer wine shipping in Oklahoma. A winery must obtain a Direct Wine Shippers Permit from the ABLE Commission before registering with the Oklahoma Tax Commission to pay use tax and excise tax on wine shipped directly to Oklahoma consumers. Beginning July 15, 2019, […]

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Oklahoma Tax Requirements for New DTC Permit

Out-of-State wineries that obtain Direct Wine Shipper Permits from the Oklahoma ABLE Commission are also required to obtain a Vendor Use Tax permit and Direct Wine Shipper permit for tax purposes  from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, and pay Oklahoma use and excise taxes on wine shipped directly to Oklahoma consumers. Both use and excise taxes […]

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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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New OK DTC Permit Law

In 2016, the citizens of Oklahoma passed a ballot measure removing alcohol regulation from the Oklahoma Constitution and establishing those laws be governed by a new article, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (“ABCA”).  Included in the ballot measure was the allowance for the direct shipment of wine to Oklahoma consumers.  The 2016 Oklahoma Legislature passed […]

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