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Posts from the Maryland Category

Maryland Released Direct Shipping Report Form and Extends Deadline for Quarter 3, 2011

By Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team

The Maryland Comptroller’s office released its Direct Shipper Excise Tax Return form Tuesday. This is the form that licensed direct shippers submit quarterly to pay their state excise taxes and report their shipments to consumers in the state. IMPORTANTLY, the Comptroller’s office has pushed back the deadline for direct shippers to submit their 3rd Quarter [...]

October 6th, 2011

The Old ‘Wine’ State: Maryland to Open to Direct Wine Shipments

By Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team

After years of repeated attempts to open the state to wine shipping, Maryland wine lovers will soon be able to have wine shipped directly to their doors. Signed by the Governor today, the new law makes Maryland the second state this year — after New Mexico — to pass new direct wine shipping permit legislation. [...]

May 10th, 2011

Marylanders for Better Wine Shipping Laws

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Following a very favorable report from Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot, and years of efforts by the constituent group Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws, bills to allow direct shipments from wineries inside and outside of Maryland were introduced in both chambers of the General Assembly on Friday. According to Free the Grapes!, 83 [...]

January 30th, 2011

H.R. 5034 Update: Revision Reignites Debate, Important Hearing Set for Wednesday

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

When H.R. 5034 (also known as the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness, or “CARE” Act) was introduced on April 15, 2010, the opposition responded quickly and forcefully. Supplier organizations were united in their opposition to the bill, referring to it as the “wholesalers monopoly protection bill”. Even the California State Legislature issued a resolution, SJR 34, [...]

September 28th, 2010

Notes on Wine Distribution v.32

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

The latest version of “Notes on Wine Distribution”, by R. Corbin Houchins, is now available. Release 32 includes updates on legislation, litigation and general discussions on available distribution channels for wine. This release includes substantial changes, including new sections on age and identity, facial neutrality, and logistical support services, as well as updates to state [...]

February 4th, 2010