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Posts from the Pennsylvania Category

2013 Wine Compliance Legislative Updates and a Virtual Seminar Invitation

By Jessamyn Boltz - ShipCompliant Research Team

You may remember reading our posts highlighting what to look for in the legislative season back at the beginning of 2013. Now that many legislative sessions are starting to come to a close, here is a quick check-in on this year’s legislative changes, all of which will be addressed in detail at the ShipCompliant Direct [...]

September 30th, 2013

Is this the year for wine shipments in Pennsylvania?

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Pennsylvania, along with Massachusetts, remains one of the two remaining key states that wineries and consumers both hope to see open for direct wine shipping. The possibility that this could be the year for direct shipping coming to the Keystone State remains quite real, depending on what happens when lawmakers return to the capital in [...]

August 8th, 2013

Is the Marketplace Fairness Act Fair for Wineries?

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

In short, yes, for a couple of reasons: 1. Wineries already pay sales tax in most states 2. The vast majority of wineries will likely be exempt from the law So what is it, exactly? Senate Bill S. 743, more commonly known as the “Marketplace Fairness Act“, is a pretty simple bill that would give [...]

May 7th, 2013

To Stay Afloat, Here is a Life Buoy of Wine Compliance Legislative Updates

By Jessamyn Boltz - ShipCompliant Research Team

As the snow melts here in Boulder, it’s time for a status update on the direct shipping bills we expected to see in 2013, as well as other notable legislation. 1. How are Direct Shipping Bills Stacking Up? Massachusetts has seen six direct shipping bills introduced this session, and though there hasn’t been much movement [...]

March 29th, 2013

What to Look for in Wine Compliance in the Coming Year

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

As we like to do at the beginning of each year, we once again look into our crystal ball and offer you some informed prognostications as to what the world of wine direct shipping might have in store for the coming year. While we don’t see any negative trends impacting the compliance world in the [...]

January 22nd, 2013