Author: Jeff Carroll, Chief Product Officer

06/26
2019

Supreme Court Rules on Highly Anticipated Tennessee Wine Case

The wine industry has been sitting on pins and needles for the last month waiting for a Supreme Court decision that had the potential to change liquor laws nationwide. With a mounting backlog, the Court delayed the decision on Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas (previously Blair), then finally made their decision public […]

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04/24
2019

Colorado Simplifies Sales Tax Requirements in Advance of June 1 Start Date

Colorado’s new sales tax requirements were originally scheduled to take effect on December 1st, 2018. However, after receiving significant negative feedback about the new regulations in a rules hearing and public comment period, the Colorado Department of Revenue established a grace period through May 31st to allow businesses time to adapt their processes. During the […]

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11/01
2018

Colorado reschedules rules hearing, provides compliance grace period

If you’re confused about what to do in Colorado, you’re not alone. The recent emergency rule changes to sales tax requirements that the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) is trying to adopt are creating quite the controversy. As we outlined last week, DOR would like all out-of-state sellers to register for sales tax (any wineries […]

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10/22
2018

Colorado is already testing the limits of the Wayfair decision

Ski season has begun here in Colorado. We know that not only because Wolf Creek opened last week, but also because the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) appears to be out over their skis when it comes to interpreting the Wayfair Supreme Court case on sales and use tax regulations. The DOR sent out a […]

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09/25
2018

Announcing the 2018 Wine Compliance Workshops

2018 Wine Compliance WorkshopsPresented by Compli, Wine Institute, and FedEx  The fall harvest and fourth quarter snuck up on us and it’s already time to start thinking about 2019. To begin preparations, we invite you to join us at one of our upcoming compliance workshops. We’re partnering with Wine Institute and FedEx to host the 2018 […]

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08/15
2018

Five Things Your Winery Can Do to Prepare for Oklahoma DTC Wine Shipping

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Andrea Steffes-Tuttle, co-founder of Think Wine, a digital marketing education company. Last week, Compli shared the news that wineries who want to expand their DTC programs into Oklahoma on October 1st can start applying now. You can find the rules for direct wine shippers in Oklahoma […]

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08/15
2018

California ABC adds guidance on CBD infusions: No!

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) recently updated their Industry Advisory on Cannabis and Alcoholic Beverages to answer questions about the sale and use of cannabidiol (CBD) products derived from hemp. As we outlined in January, the initial guidance made it clear that while individuals can hold both alcohol and cannabis licenses simultaneously, […]

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08/08
2018

Minnesota and Iowa will Begin to Collect Sales Tax from Some Wineries

We’re already feeling the impact of the big South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court Ruling on Internet sales tax collection. Both Minnesota and Iowa are jumping on the Wayfair bandwagon as Minnesota’s economic nexus law will take effect on October 1st, and Iowa’s will take effect on January 1st. If you make more than […]

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08/02
2018

Compliance Tips for Small Wineries

Editor’s Note: We recently collaborated with Chris Towt at VineSpring to put together some basic compliance guidance for small wineries. As an eCommerce provider, VineSpring shared their perspective on the DTC challenges and the compliance considerations that small wineries should account for to limit risk for their DTC program. Staying Compliant in a Challenging Industry Starting […]

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07/26
2018

Virginia Changes License Fees and Cider Taxation

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. Fees Increasing There have been some big changes in Virginia in the last few weeks. As of July 1, 2018, both application fees and Wine Shippers […]

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