On September 1, 2008 Texas will begin requiring direct shipping reports to be submitted on a quarterly basis. Reports will be due within 15 days of the completion of every 3 month quarter. Currently, direct shippers must file a report and pay taxes every month. The new report will no longer require direct shippers to report the common carrier tracking number for each shipment, the name of the common carrier will be sufficient.
All permit holders have been mailed a copy of the Quarterly Direct Shipper’s Report by the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission and the form will soon be available on the TABC and Wine Institute website. The last monthly reporting period is August 2008. Shipments sent on or after September 1, 2008 should be included in the quarterly report.
Annie Bones, State Relations – Wine Institute