Compli Beverage Blog

04/16
2018

The internet sales tax Supreme Court case is huge, but won’t impact wineries much

The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will begin hearing arguments this week in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., and a likely outcome is that states like South Dakota will gain the authority to compel sellers like Wayfair to remit sales tax, even if they do not have a physical presence in the state. […]

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04/02
2018

UPS is now accepting wine shipments to Vermont

Vermont opened up for wineries to ship directly to consumers all the way back in 2006, but the state has remained elusive for UPS customers. That ended today (April 2nd, 2018), when UPS began accepting wine shipments for delivery to Vermont consumers. The Wine Contract Addendum on UPS’s wine website is not yet updated with […]

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03/29
2018

South Dakota warns about age verification, direct shipping enforcement

The South Dakota Department of Revenue (DOR) is putting wineries on notice that it will begin enforcing multiple provisions of the direct shipping statutes. In a “nice friendly reminder” email to those holding licenses to ship wine to South Dakota consumers, the DOR outlined five different provisions that they will start enforcing over the next […]

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03/26
2018

Colorado rescinds advanced product approval requirement

Effective August 2018, the state of Colorado will no longer require that brands are registered thirty days prior to being imported into the state.  Previously, importers and manufacturers were required to register brands for approval at least 30 days before the product(s) were able to be sold in the state.  Brand registration is still required, […]

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03/15
2018

Important Update on Availability of Tax Credit for Bond to Bond Transfers

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Mary Beth Williams. Mary Beth is the President of Williams Compliance, a compliance services provider based in Hanover County, Virginia. What Happened – Background There was a misstep in the law creating the new tax credit for 2018-2019. The Small Domestic Producer Credit (SDPC) was applicable […]

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03/08
2018

Announcing the new DTC State Shipping Laws for Wineries site

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Wine Institute State Shipping Laws for Wineries portal. The team at Compli has worked really hard over the last several months in collaboration with the State Relations team at Wine Institute to design and implement this new direct to consumer (DTC) resource for wineries. The new public […]

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03/07
2018

How to Claim the New TTB Tax Credits for Wine Stored at a Bonded Wine Cellar

Practical guidance for Industry Circular 2018-1 Last week, TTB released Industry Circular 2018-1, which gives wineries the temporary ability to remove wine tax paid from a bonded wine cellar (BWC, also commonly referred to as a third party warehouse or bonded wine warehouse), as if it was still on the winery’s premise. The significance of […]

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02/16
2018

TTB releases revised Report of Wine Premises Operations

Just in time for the February 15th due date, TTB posted a new version of the Report of Wine Premises Operations on their website. As we reported in January, the revised form was necessary to report the new excise tax classes that were established in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new 5120.17 form, […]

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02/15
2018

TTB updates training resources

TTB often participates in industry seminars and conferences to provide training and industry updates, as well as conducting their own webinars and seminars. For those of you in the industry that can’t make it to the conferences or webinars, TTB shares their training and presentation PowerPoints with the industry via their website. These can be […]

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02/15
2018

Colorado Department of Revenue adds eFiling option

Electronic filing is available for Direct Ship Excise Returns for Wine Direct Shipper Permittee Accounts The Colorado Department of Revenue encourages e-filing and use of Revenue Online to submit additional documentation whenever possible. The CO DOR recently upgraded their free online tax filing system Revenue Online to allow winery-direct shipper permittees to file and manage their winery-direct shipper tax […]

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