Category: Licensing

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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10/18
2018

Weekly Digest | Compliance workshops, major developments for wine retailers, Oklahoma opens for wineries

It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-October! Harvest is mostly behind us and the holidays are coming fast. We want to make sure you end the year on a high note and have decided to launch a weekly digest of industry news, legislative updates, and practical business advice for the beverage alcohol industry. We’ll deliver […]

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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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08/08
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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08/01
2018

Oklahoma OKs DTC Wine Shipping Applications in Advance of 10/1 Start Date

The long wait for Oklahoma DTC wine shipping is nearly over. On October 1st, 2018, Oklahoma will be the 45th state to allow direct shipments of wine to consumers. Wineries that want to hit the ground running on October 1st can now apply, as the Oklahoma ABLE Commission just released the Direct Wine Shipper Permit […]

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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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06/18
2018

Virginia Announces Fee Increases for Wine and Beer Licenses

For all licenses, effective July 1, 2018 and beyond, the Virginia ABC has raised direct ship wine and beer license application fees from $65 to $195. The tax for all wine and beer shipper licenses are increased from $95 to $230. Licensees that already paid the old rates will receive notices from the Virginia ABC […]

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05/29
2018

Regulatory Recap: Takeaways from the Mid-Year Beverage Alcohol Compliance Updates Event

We had a blast today at the Mid-Year Regulatory Updates event in our office in Paso Robles. A sold-out crowd of 50 people showed up to discuss recent compliance developments at the state and federal levels with our team and with Annie Bones, State Compliance Specialist for Wine Institute. For those that couldn’t make it, […]

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