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Texas ABC eliminates agent licenses and permits


As announced by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on July 1, 2019, applications for type A, BK, DK, and T licenses/permits are no longer being accepted or processed by the commission, effective immediately. These license and permit types are for agents of businesses that produce or distribute alcoholic beverages. Additionally, any application for these license/permit types received after July 1, 2019, will be returned along with any payment received.

The Texas ABC will no longer be accepting or processing applications as they will be eliminating these license/permit types by September 1, 2019. As a result, agents of these businesses without an agent’s license or permit may act as an agent without the commission’s approval from July 1 to August 31, 2019, but are still subject to Texas ABC regulation.

Applications that were received by the agency prior to July 1 will still be processed and refunds will not be issued.


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Shannon Fahey
Avalara Author
Shannon Fahey
Shannon Fahey
Avalara Author Shannon Fahey
Prior to serving in her current role as a Tax Research Specialist, Shannon worked as a Reporting Specialist in the Returns department of Compli, gaining knowledge and experience about the unique tax policies of each state. In her current position with Avalara, Shannon has the opportunity to follow and report on tax policies and legislative changes that affect wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the United States.