Compli Beverage Blog

11/10
2017

Maryland waives penalties and interest for late returns from California wildfire victims

The office of the Comptroller of Maryland issued a memo (below) that provides relief on penalties and interest for any wineries that were impacted by the recent wildfires in Northern California. The Comptroller is also extending the expiration dates on permits through to December 2017. November 3, 2017 Extension of Certain California Alcohol Permits Beyond […]

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10/31
2017

eCompli Product Updates – October 30th, 2017

We deployed a new version of the eCompli Portal last night. Included in the most recent update are the following enhancements: Licenses: Arizona Direct Ship License Renewals – Updated the cover letter and removed payment receipt from packet Georgia Wholesale License Renewals – Removed state operating permit number and replace with Georgia license Michigan Wholesale Spirits […]

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10/27
2017

Idaho grants tax relief to California wineries impacted by wildfire

The Idaho State Tax Commission announced relief for wineries that were impacted by the California wildfires. All fourth quarter return filing can be delayed until January 31st, 2018. If you need an extension or help filing your Idaho returns, please let us know.   BOISE, IDAHO — Oct. 25, 2017 — The Idaho State Tax Commission […]

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10/23
2017

Amazon Wine will shut down by December 31st

Amazon sent out an email to sellers participating on Amazon Wine today, notifying them that the site will “close” on December 31st, 2017. Although the letter doesn’t state the reasons explicitly, one can speculate they anticipated challenges with tied-house laws that prevent  retailers of alcohol from accepting anything of value (for example, advertising fees) from suppliers […]

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10/23
2017

CA ABC posts FAQ, plans stakeholder meeting for North Bay Fires

The California ABC published some guidance on frequently asked questions related to the recent fires in the North Bay in the form of a Q & A in an email they sent out last week. They’re also planning a stakeholder meeting in the near future at the Santa Rosa district office. ————————————- Source: California ABC […]

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10/23
2017

South Dakota 2018 licenses must be renewed before November 15th

If you currently hold any of the following alcohol tax licenses in South Dakota, please see the instructions below for renewing your licenses prior to November 15th: Artisan Distillers, Carrier Alcohol, Common Carrier, Dispenser Alcohol, Direct Shipper, On-Site Manufacturer, Solicitor, Transporter, Wholesale Liquor. Renew from your EPath Account Please follow the directions below to submit […]

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10/23
2017

TTB Webinar: Malt Beverage Formulas

TTB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, November 7th at 1:00 Eastern Time. If you want to learn more about formula approval for malt beverage products, you can register by emailing Formulas_Online@ttb.gov . See below for details.   WEBINAR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUBMITTING DOMESTIC MALT BEVERAGE FORMULAS Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm […]

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10/17
2017

California ABC’s Santa Rosa office is back open

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) had closed their Santa Rosa office in the midst of the wildfires. The office is now open for business as of Monday morning. See below for the official notice. ABC Santa Rosa Office is Open for Business The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s (ABC’s) Santa Rosa […]

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10/17
2017

Wisconsin allowing tax extensions for California wildfire victims

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue put out a notice on Friday that allows for extensions for individuals and businesses that were affected by the wildfires in northern California. Wineries doing business in Wisconsin can request a 30-day extension for Wisconsin sales tax and excise tax filings that are due prior to January 31st. State sales […]

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10/16
2017

Guide: How to get relief from TTB if you experienced damage from Northern California wildfires

What a difficult and tragic week it has been for everyone impacted by the Northern California fires.  Though Compli’s offices are located about four hours south of the fires, we are acutely aware of the devastating losses have impacted our families, friends, colleagues, and communities. One remote team member in Northern California evacuated temporarily, but so far […]

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