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Posts from the Direct Shipping Category

Study on Efforts to Prevent Marketing to Minors Gives Alcohol Industry High Marks

By Jessamyn Boltz - ShipCompliant Research Team

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released their fourth study on efforts to prevent marketing to minors, and the results are positive. The study shows the self-policing efforts by members of the wine, beer, and spirits industries continue to demonstrate responsible advertising. The 2014 FTC Study found a more than 93% compliance rate with industry [...]

March 27th, 2014

Arizona Tax Reporting Set for 2015 Simplification

By Jessamyn Boltz - ShipCompliant Research Team

In May of 2012, Governor Jan Brewer established the Transaction Privilege Tax Simplification Task Force in order to identify ways the current complex sales tax code could be simplified in the hopes of reducing tax filer stress and increasing tax-filer compliance. The conclusions of this task force, available in full in the Final Report, led [...]

March 26th, 2014

Early Reporting Pays off in the Great Lake State

By Patricia Lomas - ShipCompliant Client Services Team

You asked for it, you got it! Driven by client requests from our Ideas Forum, ShipCompliant recently implemented reporting options to allow clients to take advantage of Michigan’s early and timely filing discounts. Michigan licensees who file the Combined 160 return monthly or quarterly, on or before the 20th of the month, are eligible to take [...]

March 22nd, 2014

A Forum for Your Thoughts

By Megan Milan, Marketing Coordinator

The beauty of ShipCompliant and other software as a service products is that they are cloud based, which allows them to be ever-changing and always improving. We have a responsibility to fix things that are broken and maintain upkeep, but more important and far more interesting in our eyes, is the usability and deliverability of [...]

March 19th, 2014

What Is A “Wine Growler”? TTB Weighs In

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

You may not have heard much about the subject of “Growlers” in association with wine in the past. While beer lovers are far more commonly attracted to these types of containers and their purchase, it’s just not yet that common with wine. However, with a recent ruling by TTB, “Wine Growlers” will likely be a [...]

March 18th, 2014