The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has approved a new license and permit fee structure that will become effective on Sept. 1, 2021, and includes a change in the Out-of-State Winery Direct Shipper and Nonresident Seller permit fees. After several discussions between TABC and Wine Institute, TABC proposed a new, significantly lower fee for the DTC […]
In order to launch a new license technology and support legislative ABC license/permit changes effective Sept. 1, the Texas ABC (TABC) must temporarily change the licensing process this summer. Wineries are invited to register for the free virtual “TABC Talk” on Wed., April 14 at 10am PST, which will provide guidance on how to submit applications and renewals […]
Members are invited to register to attend the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TABC) free virtual presentation that provides guidance for manufacturers on navigating the product registration process (formerly called label approvals) on Dec. 9 at 10:00am PST (12:00pm CT).
Updated on Sept. 11, 2020 Franchise Tax: The State of Texas requires wineries located outside the state to file and pay franchise tax if the winery has nexus with the state. Nexus is established if the winery has a physical presence based on various criteria or if the winery has economic nexus in Texas. Economic […]
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 […]
Members are invited to register to attend the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TABC) free virtual presentation on how to legally ship wine into and within Texas on Nov. 13 at 10:00am PST (12:00pm CT).
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) announced that it will begin conducting audits of Out-of-State Winery Direct Shipper’s permit holders on Sept. 1, 2019 to ensure permittees are in compliance with Texas’ direct-to-consumer law and regulations. While audits are generally conducted at random, permit holders with a history of receiving violations or complaints are more […]
In 2018, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) amended Rule 41.56 Out-of-State Winery Direct Shipper’s Permits to require more frequent reporting by direct shipper permittees and require permittees to include the name of the common carrier and unique common carrier tracking number for each shipment on their reports. Additionally, the gallonage threshold for frequency of […]
Beginning June 1, 2015, TABC instituted a new on-line label approval process through their website, www.tabc.texas.gov. Before wine can be marketed in Texas, its producer must first obtain a certificate of label approval for that beverage from the TABC. Previously, applicants had to apply for the COLA using a paper form through the mail. The […]
The Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC) has updated the label approval form for wine, as well as the forms for beer and spirits. The application for approval of labels for wine is form number C-270w (07/2014). Starting July 28, all wine label approval applications sent to the TABC must be on the new form. A […]