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5 suggestions for alcohol agencies operating in a pandemic

A list of ideas and best practices agencies can employ to help make it easier for agency employees to do their jobs remotely. ...Continued

Know the Rules — The Tennessee ABC is cracking down on direct shippers

To support compliant direct programs and help wineries protect their business, we’re kicking off a new series — Know the Rules. We’ll begin in Tennessee....Continued

Avalara for Beverage Alcohol transitions leadership to Jeff Carroll

Avalara announces the retirement of Rachel Dumas Rey as general manager of Avalara for Beverage Alcohol. Jeff Carroll was promoted to fill her role, effective December 2, 2019....Continued

7 end-of-year compliance topics to keep an eye on

We hope this roundup will help you cross one more thing off your mile-long December to-do list so you can enjoy that nice winter break....Continued

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

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