Category: Spirits

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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12/20
2017

eCompli Product Updates for 12/19/2017

We deployed a new version of the eCompli Portal last night. Included in the most recent update are enhancements to Label Approvals, Licenses, Reports and Requests. LABEL APPROVALS: Louisiana Registration Renewal Packet – Updated to online renewal only LICENSES: Arizona License Approval Query – Automated license approval download into eCompli Maine Direct Shipper License Application […]

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12/19
2017

California ABC announces 2018 license fee increases

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced in a letter to licensees that they are raising licensing fees for the majority of license types for both on and off sale permittees. The ABC is funded solely by revenue from license fees, and those fees have not increased since January of 2010. The 10-12% […]

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12/11
2017

Major tax relief for alcohol suppliers could be coming very soon

Senate Republicans came one step closer to overhauling the U.S. tax system last week, when they passed significant tax reform legislation (HR 1 – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) in the wee hours of the morning. Now, the House and Senate must race to combine their differing tax bills and garner a signature from […]

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12/05
2017

TTB set to launch a new version of Permits Online

UPDATE:: The TTB has postponed their upgrade and Permits Online account will be available from December 14-18th.  Draft applications will continue to be available.   A date for the updated version has yet to be released.   (12/15/2017)   For weeks, TTB has been circulating information about their plans to launch a new version of Permits Online […]

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11/21
2017

eCompli Product Updates for 11/20/2017

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: Illinois Power of Attorney – Form Update 7/2017 and change Period to “All” instead of “Perpetual” Louisiana Direct Ship Other License Renewal (for Direct Wine Shipper Manufacturer Permit) – Add form and Cover […]

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10/31
2017

eCompli Product Updates – October 30th, 2017

We deployed a new version of the eCompli Portal last night. Included in the most recent update are the following enhancements: Licenses: Arizona Direct Ship License Renewals – Updated the cover letter and removed payment receipt from packet Georgia Wholesale License Renewals – Removed state operating permit number and replace with Georgia license Michigan Wholesale Spirits […]

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10/23
2017

CA ABC posts FAQ, plans stakeholder meeting for North Bay Fires

The California ABC published some guidance on frequently asked questions related to the recent fires in the North Bay in the form of a Q & A in an email they sent out last week. They’re also planning a stakeholder meeting in the near future at the Santa Rosa district office. ————————————- Source: California ABC […]

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