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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

Annual Filing Option Now Available for Direct Shippers in New York

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

New York has recently amended its alcohol beverage tax regulations to allow certain wine distributors to file Form MT-40 (Wine Tax Return) on an annual basis rather than a monthly basis. Out-of-State wineries must be licensed by the New York State Liquor Authority as a direct shipper and submit the “Application for Annual Tax Return [...]

July 16th, 2009

Still Looking for Granholm’s Limits

By R. Corbin Houchins, Beverage Industry Counsel

Anyone hoping the intermediate appellate court reversed in Granholm had become pro-commerce would have been disappointed by the July 1st decision of the Second Circuit in Arnold’s Wines, Inc. v. Boyle. At issue was whether a state permitting its local retail licensees to ship directly to consumers might constitutionally deny out-of-state retail licensees equivalent access. [...]

July 3rd, 2009

Reminder: Updated New York Excise Tax Forms for May Sales

By Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team

The New York State Department of Tax and Finance recently sent a notice to direct shippers who filed and paid taxes on May shipments using form MT-40 to inform wine distributors and wineries that the paper form mailed by the state was an old version, reflecting old tax rates applicable only to orders placed before [...]

June 29th, 2009

Excise Taxes Updates, New York Up and North Dakota Down

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

The wine excise tax rate in New York will increase on May 1, 2009 from $0.1893 per gallon to $0.30 per gallon. Wine Institute was part of a coalition of industry members that actively opposed the NY Governor’s proposal for a wine excise tax and demonstrated the detrimental effects an excise tax increase would have [...]

April 23rd, 2009