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California ABC announces big changes at annual Stakeholder Meeting

The California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control is making some pretty big changes to the department, a direct result of a two-year review process rolled up into a multi-year plan....Continued

California’s new sales tax law is catching local wineries by surprise

May 31, 2019 is the first filing due date for the new California sales tax requirements. Are you prepared?...Continued

Colorado simplifies sales tax requirements in advance of June 1 start date

Colorado’s new sales tax requirements were originally scheduled to take effect on December 1st, 2018. However, after receiving significant negative feedback about the new regulations in a rules hearin...Continued

California new and revised use tax requirements for out-of-state wineries

Both houses of the California legislature quickly passed emergency legislation AB-147, which seeks to modernize the California tax rates post-Wayfair for out of state wineries....Continued

Texas and North Carolina revise reporting requirements for alcohol licensees

Texas wants to hear from all out of state direct wine shippers. And for those that have already been reporting, Texas wants to hear from you more frequently....Continued

Washington D.C. adds new economic nexus requirements

Add Washington DC to the list of states that have new rules governing sales tax that impact wineries. Mayor Muriel Browser signed into law bill B22-0914 the Internet Sales Tax Amendment Act of 2018 on...Continued

Big changes at Compli

We’re very excited to announce that Avalara acquired the operational assets of Compli yesterday. This is a big, big day for us, and I wanted to tell you all about it....Continued

Wyoming changes sales tax rules for remote sellers

Wyoming will require some remote and online sellers, including wineries that hold a Wine Shipment Permit, to collect and remit Wyoming sales tax effective February 1, 2019....Continued

Oklahoma simplifies Direct Wine Shipper Permit application

Just in time for the New Year, the Oklahoma ABLE Commission website updated and simplified its Direct Wine Shipper Permit Application requirements. ...Continued

What to expect if TTB shuts down this week

Déjà vu all over again. We’re ending 2018 with the same drill we started with in 2018. Unless a federal short-term temporary funding bill passes next week, the TTB could be closed into the New Year....Continued