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ARIZONA Direct to Consumer License

November 30, 2016

As of November 28, 2016 Arizona’s new Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipment License (17W) is available.
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OKLAHOMA Direct Shipping Update

November 9, 2016

Voters have passed State Question #792
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FDA Renewal Reminder

November 4, 2016

Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers are required to renew with the FDA by December 31.
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COLA'S ONLINE - NEW FEATURES

October 28, 2016

Tips for using newest features in COLA'S ONLINE
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New TTB rulings for formula submissions for certain wines and distilled spirits.

October 3, 2016

The TTB has issued two rulings and an industry circular reducing the need to submit formulas and samples for analysis for certain wines and distilled spirits.

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New Jersey License Fee Update

September 27, 2016

New Jersey ABC has updated their direct ship permit fees
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Nebraska Legislation Updates Cider Definition and Tax Rate

September 22, 2016

Effective immediately, Nebraska will now tax Cider as either a beer or wine, dependent on alcohol content.
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California Sales Tax Guide for Winemaker's

September 22, 2016

The California Board of Equalization has created a new online sales tax guide
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Illinois Winery Shipper License – Updated Fees

August 31, 2016

The ILCC has announced updated permit fees
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ABC/TTB Processing Times

August 9, 2016

The ABC & TTB's application processing times have significantly increased recently
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TTB Requests Comments on Wine Labeling Requirements

July 25, 2016


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VT Updated Permit Application

July 22, 2016

Vermont has updated their permit application and fees...
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BPA Warning Statement Information

July 22, 2016


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TTB Proposes Amendments to Streamline Importation

June 23, 2016


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Louisiana Excise Tax Rates Increase

June 17, 2016

Effective Second Quarter 2016
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Pennsylvania: New Direct Wine Shipper License!

June 9, 2016

As of June 8, 2016, Pennsylvania Legislature passed House Bill 1690 allowing winery producers to sell their wine directly to consumers.
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TTB Online Processing Times

April 25, 2016


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Arizona Passes Winery Direct Shipping Law

April 4, 2016


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LOUISIANA: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO OFF-SITE SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

March 21, 2016

The State of Louisiana has made changes with respect to wineries being able to ship direct to consumers any labels that they did not sell to wholesalers.
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Additional Funding Secured for TTB

March 1, 2016


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CT Brand Registration Update: Unimeric No Longer Required

February 22, 2016


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TTB Update on Category Management & "Tied House"

February 22, 2016


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Los Olivos AVA Established

February 9, 2016


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ABC Clarifies Type-74 Craft Distiller's License

February 9, 2016


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OREGON CHANGES FILING FREQUENCY FOR DIRECT SHIPPERS

January 21, 2016


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TTB Tax Due Dates and Bonds - 2017 Amendments

January 15, 2016


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NEW California Craft Distillers Permit

December 28, 2015

Effective January 1, 2016, the California ABC will begin issuing a new Type-74 Craft Distiller’s license to qualified businesses.
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