Category: Spirits

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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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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05/03
2018

Solicitors will no longer need to be licensed in South Dakota

South Dakota has revised their alcohol laws in a big way (over 100 changes) with the passage of HB 1070. The bill, which was signed by the Governor in March, cleans up numerous issues in the code and removes unnecessary language. One of the biggest changes is that, effective July 1, 2018, South Dakota will no […]

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02/15
2018

eCompli Product Updates for 2/15/2018

We deployed a new version of the eCompli Portal tonight. Included in the most recent update are enhancements to Licenses, Product Registrations, and Reports. Licenses New Bonds: Remove Wine Bond Information, Instructions and Application from all New Bond Packets California Tax Permit Power of Attorney Form – Update 1/2018 Colorado Wholesale License Renewal Application – […]

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01/31
2018

eCompli Product Updates for 1/31/2018

We deployed a new version of the eCompli Portal tonight. Included in the most recent update are enhancements to Licenses, Product Registrations, Projects and Reports. Licenses Connecticut Direct Ship Surety Tax Bond – Updated Bond Amount depends on Annual Production Products Product Registration Screen (Client & Admin) Enhance license status message on Reg screen if […]

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01/25
2018

TTB to release revised Report of Wine Premises Operations

Ever since Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we and our customers have been waiting to hear from TTB on how they will implement the different provisions of the new law. TTB released initial guidance on how to report excise taxes two weeks ago, but that left several puzzle pieces missing. One of […]

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01/21
2018

What to expect from TTB during the government shutdown

Update 1/23/2018: The government is now back open and TTB is back to work, at least for 3 more weeks. Update 1/22/2018: TTB’s website has been updated with information about the cessation of operations. The post below has been revised to reflect the new information that Permits Online, Formulas Online, and COLAs Online will be […]

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01/14
2018

TTB issues preliminary guidance on federal excise tax changes

In a flurry of activity at the end of the year, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and the President signed the bill on December 22nd. As we explained last month, the new law includes significant reductions in federal excise taxes for most suppliers of beverage alcohol. These tax changes became […]

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01/02
2018

eCompli Product Updates for 12/31/2017

We deployed a new version of the eCompli Portal last night. Included in the most recent update are enhancements to Licenses, Product Registrations, and Reports. Licenses: Louisiana Other License Renewal ‐ Update Address on Cover Letter North Carolina Registration Form Beer/Wine Permittee Update; Fax Number Update Product Registrations: Louisiana Registration Renewal Packet ‐ Updated to online […]

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12/20
2017

Canada’s Top Court Considers Inter-Provincial Free Trade of Alcohol

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Shea Coulson, founder and partner in Coulson Litigation, a litigation boutique located in Vancouver, British Columbia, specializing in commercial, regulatory, and constitutional law. Shea represented a group of small B.C. wineries at the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Comeau, the Canadian constitutional case regarding […]

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