Category: Virginia

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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12/01
2017

Wine retailers can now ship to only 22% of Americans

As 2017 draws to a close, wine retailers continue to face a shrinking market—at least when it comes to Direct to Consumer (DTC) sales across state lines. In August, Missouri became the latest state to ban out-of-state retailers from selling and shipping alcoholic beverages to Missouri residents. But now, a Florida wine store, its owner […]

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09/27
2017

Change in Virginia Tax Permit for Out of State Wineries

The state of Virginia no longer requires out of state winery direct shippers to obtain a Virginia litter tax permit or file annual Virginia litter tax returns effective immediately.  If your winery currently holds  a Virginia litter tax permit, you can cancel the permit by faxing your permit number and contact information to 804-774-3586.  Please […]

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08/16
2017

VABC Allows “Self-Distribution” for Virginia Distillers

Source: Lehrman Beverage Law http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/vabc-allows-self-distribution-for-virginia-distillers Virginia ABC  

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06/19
2017

Virginia Sales and Use Return Must be Filed Online

To learn more about the different ways you can file online, go to https://www.tax.virginia.gov/sales-and-use-tax. If you would like to request a waiver for electronic filing, go to https://www.tax.virginia.gov/electronic-filing-requirements and under Waivers, click Sales Tax.

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04/03
2017

Virginia Litter Tax Due May 1

Source: The Virginia Department of Taxation Litter Tax due May 1 1. Who is required to pay the Virginia Litter Tax? Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors or retailers of these products are required to pay the Litter Tax to Virginia Tax: Food for human or pet consumption Groceries Cigarettes and tobacco products Soft drinks and carbonated waters […]

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