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Support for those affected by California fires

We at Avalara hope we can help you in some small way by offering a few resources to ease your mind about concerns you may have about compliance delays....Continued

Get ready for a Texas ABC direct shipping audit

All companies that hold an Out-of-State Winery Direct Shipper’s permit in Texas should expect to receive a Notice of Routine Audit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in the near future....Continued

Tennessee removes simplified local sales tax reporting option

Beginning October 1, 2019, the Tennessee Department of Revenue will begin to enforce new rules regarding local sales tax rates for out-of-state dealers....Continued

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

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 ...Continued

TTB offers temporary voluntary disclosure program for owner/operator changes

According to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), a significant number of wholesalers and importers have failed to keep their Federal Basic Permits up to date. Failure to report changes...Continued

Out-of-state wine retailers find new momentum

Wine retailers that ship to out-of-state consumers can celebrate several wins of late. A huge win at the Supreme Court, a new state opening up in Connecticut, a positive declaratory ruling in Florida,...Continued

Supreme Court rules on highly anticipated Tennessee wine case

The wine industry has been sitting on pins and needles for the last month waiting for a Supreme Court decision that had the potential to change liquor laws nationwide. With a mounting backlog, the Cou...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