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Louisiana releases updated guidance for wine direct shippers

There is new tax compliance information for out-of-state DTC wine shippers doing business in Louisiana. ...Continued

States where breweries, distilleries, retailers, and wineries can ship DTC

Where can you ship beer, wine, and spirits directly to consumers?...Continued

A compliance checklist for beverage alcohol business acquisitions

Understand the differences between the three basic types of acquisition projects within the beverage alcohol business, and the compliance challenges that come with each one. ...Continued

Chicago closes loophole, taxes remote DTC wine sales starting July 2020

In a significant departure from prior policy, wineries must collect Chicago liquor tax on sales made directly to consumers with a Chicago address....Continued

New sales tax rules for wine shipped directly to Louisiana consumers

Starting July 1, 2020, Louisiana will enforce a new sales tax collection requirement for out-of-state wineries with economic nexus with Louisiana....Continued

New York may allow distilleries to obtain DTC licenses

If the bill passes, it would authorize direct intrastate and interstate shipment of liquor and create a new DTC license for distilleries that allows direct shipments to consumers via common carrier. ...Continued

How to comply with new virtual tasting samples guidance

With tasting rooms around the country closed because of the COVID-19 crisis, we compiled a summary of best practices for complying with virtual tasting samples guidance. ...Continued

Know the Rules — Missouri simplifies brand label registration

The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has reduced the number of circumstances that require submitting a new registration for label revision....Continued

Kentucky’s new DTC law provides a welcome opportunity for wineries, breweries, and distilleries

The new law will officially open Kentucky to off-site and on-site shipments from licensed wineries, breweries, and distilleries....Continued

Tracking regulatory relief for the beverage alcohol industry

Many agencies are offering compliance and regulatory relief to help reduce the impact of COVID-19. ...Continued