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Posts from the Enforcement Category

An Unfortunate Direct Shipping License Clarification in Texas

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

Wineries applying for a Texas Direct Wine Shipper’s Permit or renewing their existing permit must now pay a surcharge of $160 in addition to the $75 annual permit fee. Currently the Direct Shipper’s permit is renewed annually. However, beginning January 1, 2009 all Direct Shipper licenses will be valid for two years. Applicants will have [...]

December 4th, 2008

Good News from Texas

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

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 [...]

August 20th, 2008

Another Paper Return Bites the Dust: Required Electronic Filing in New York (Due July 15th)

By Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team

On July 1st, 2008, New York announced that their semi-annual “New York Wine Manufacturer’s Report of All Wine Directly Sold and Shipped” is required to be filed online. Shipments made from January 1, 2008 to June 30, 2008 must be reported to the New York Liquor Authority by July 15th, 2008. Online submission of the [...]

July 10th, 2008

TTB Expo 2008

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

The ShipCompliant research team is attending the first annual TTB Expo at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, just outside of Cincinnati, today and tomorrow. The turnout here is quite impressive. In the opening remarks, the TTB team said their original goal was to get about 300 attendees from across the country. They had over 650 [...]

June 17th, 2008