Category: Direct Shipping

04/18
2019

Weekly Digest | Contradictory Liquor Laws, TX Blue Laws, AL DTC Shipping, PA Expanding Consumer Access, Tricky AVAs

In this week’s digest, we discuss contradictory alcohol laws across the nation plus Texas’ “Blue Laws” on Liquor. Alabama is deciding if it will end its prohibition on direct-to-consumer wine and beer shipping and Pennsylvania is considering expanding consumer access to distilled spirits. Lastly, AVA rules get complicated as regions cross borders. Are Crazy State […]

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04/12
2019

Weekly Digest | New CA Tax Requirements, NJ DTC Legislation, Canadian Shipping, Nutritional Labeling, FDA Guidance

In this week’s digest, we explore California’s new and revised tax requirements and the strict direct-to-consumer (DTC) rules in New Jersey. Canada is on its way to loosening DTC shipping between providences and wine industry members give their opinions on TTB’s proposed nutritional labeling. Lastly, FDA issues Guidance on hops and wine grapes. California New […]

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04/11
2019

California New and Revised Use Tax Requirements for Out-of-State Wineries

Both houses of the California legislature quickly passed emergency legislation AB-147, which seeks to modernize the California tax rates post-Wayfair for out of state wineries. The bill, which is expected to be signed this week, will retroactively apply to April 1, 2019 and supersede the recent Revenue and Taxation Code s6203. This new bill will […]

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04/08
2019

Weekly Digest | Heineken Compromises with TTB, Wine Institute Moves, MO Ban Upheld, KS 3.2 Beer, OK Law Changes

In this week’s digest, Heineken pays TTB the largest compromise ever and Wine Institute makes a move. The court upholds the Missouri shipping ban and Kansas becomes one of the last states to remove the 3.2 rule. And lastly, Oklahoma makes some big changes to their laws with one little word. Heineken USA to Pay […]

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04/01
2019

Weekly Digest | Prop 65, NJ DTC, Napa Lawsuits, Interprovincial Booze Rules, Wine Shipping Discrepancies

In this week’s digest, we review Prop 65 and how to stay compliant after last year’s changes. We take a look at laws that limit consumer choices in New Jersey and revisit an ongoing legal battle in Napa. There is hope that Canada will be loosening their interprovincial booze rules and there is speculation on […]

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03/08
2019

Weekly Digest | New FL Tax Laws, SVB Survey, Winery DTC Legislation, OK Tax Requirements

In this week’s digest, we explore Florida’s new proposed remote sales tax laws, the SVB’s annual survey, the difference between DTC wine shipping legislation and litigation in the courts, and how Oklahoma clarifies their tax requirements. Florida Wants to Tax Remote Sales and Marketplace Sales Starting July 1, 2019There are only two states without remote […]

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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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02/21
2019

Weekly Digest | Changing Social Media Laws, RI Explores DTC, CA Server Training, CT Pricing Laws Upheld

In this week’s digest, we explore the changing rules for California winery social media. Rhode Island takes a step towards opening up to DTC wine shipments and we discuss upcoming mandatory training for California alcohol servers. Plus, the 2nd Circuit upholds Connecticut’s pricing laws. Rules For Legal, Wine-Focused Social Media Posts Are Changing Dating back […]

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02/14
2019

Weekly Digest | TX & NC Reporting, CBMTRA Reintroduced, CA ABC Act Changes, TTB Seminars, Complicated CO

In this week’s digest, we discuss new reporting requirements for both Texas and North Carolina, a reintroduction of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, new changes for the California ABC Act, upcoming TTB trade practice seminars, and simplification for Colorado sales tax. Texas and North Carolina Revise Reporting Requirements for Alcohol Licensees New […]

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02/08
2019

Texas and North Carolina revise reporting requirements for alcohol licensees

Texas Requires More Frequent DTC Reporting, adds Tracking Number Requirement Texas wants to hear from all out of state direct wine shippers. And for those that have already been reporting, Texas wants to hear from you more frequently. Prior to 2019, only larger wine shippers needed to report either on a quarterly or annual basis. […]

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