Author: Maureen Herrera, Director of Compliance

03/08
2019

Oklahoma Eliminates DTC Bond Requirement

Oklahoma made some additional tweaks to the permitting process for wineries planning to ship direct-to-consumer (DTC) orders into the state. Effective immediately the bond requirement rolled out in early January 2019 for Direct Wine Shippers Permit was rescinded by the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) on March 1, 2019. This change eliminates a multi- step activity […]

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02/06
2019

Washington D.C. Adds New Economic Nexus Requirements

Add Washington DC to the list of states that have new rules governing sales tax that impact wineries. Mayor Muriel Browser signed into law bill B22-0914 the Internet Sales Tax Amendment Act of 2018 on January 18, 2019. This bill is expected to take effect retroactively after a 30-day congressional review, which is underway. However, in […]

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01/10
2019

Wyoming Changes Sales Tax Rules for Remote Sellers

Add Wyoming to the list of states that have new sales tax requirements. As a result of the Wayfair Supreme Court decision, Wyoming will require some remote and on-line sellers, including wineries that hold a Wine Shipment Permit, to collect and remit WY sales tax effective Feb. 1, 2019. Under the new rules, a winery […]

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01/04
2019

Oklahoma Simplifies Direct Wine Shipper Permit Application

Just in time for the New Year, the Oklahoma ABLE Commission website updated and simplified its Direct Wine Shipper Permit Application requirements. This welcome update should simplify the permitting process for new applicants. Ahead of the October 1, 2018 roll-out for DTC shipments, several hundred applications had been received and awaiting approval by the commission. […]

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12/16
2018

What to expect if TTB shuts down this week

Déjà vu all over again. We’re ending 2018 with the same drill we started with in 2018. Unless a federal short-term temporary funding bill passes next week, the TTB could be closed into the New Year. Lawmakers from both parties have negotiated deals with bipartisan support approving more than three quarters of the 2019 budget, […]

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