Weekly Digest | Avalara Acquires Compli, Industry Events, TN Supreme Court Ruling, Shutdown Ripple Effects
January 24, 2019
By Melani Meister, Sales Manager
In this week’s digest, we highlight Avalara’s acquisition of Compli, upcoming wine industry events, the US Supreme Court case on residency requirements in Tennessee, and the ripple effects of the shutdown on wineries.
We are thrilled to announce that Avalara, a worldwide tax compliance leader, has officially acquired Compli! As part of the Avalara team, we are expanding our ability to serve our existing customers while gaining the opportunity to extend our services to new audiences.
January is a busy month for alcohol compliance! If you’re headed to the DTC Wine Symposium or Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, stop by the Compli/Avalara booth to meet members of our team and learn about upcoming 2019 compliance issues.
The Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair case, which was heard in the US Supreme Court last week, is challenging a state residency law. Many hope that if the case terminates the residency requirement, that it will open up some major structural changes across interstate wine sales. The final ruling isn’t expected until June.
Is Tennessee’s residency law that requires operating owners of retail stores to live in the state for 10 years a level of protectionism that is unconstitutional? See what industry experts predict that the justices will decide and how that will affect the wine industry.
WineAmerica wanted to assess the impact of the shutdown on wineries so they conducted an online survey. See what American wineries had to say about the ripple effect of the shutdown, top priorities, federal bonds, and more.