We’ve received many questions about what West Virginia requires as far as reporting is concerned, so we contacted the ABCA to clear all confusion of the matter. On the West Virginia Direct Shipper’s Report it says, “Prepare this report in duplicate, mail the original and payment of taxes to the WV State Tax Department… and a copy to Alcohol Beverage Control Administration…” We found that, statutorily, the Direct Shipper also needs to submit invoices along with the report to both West Virginia entities, even though it is not explicitly stated on the report. Additionally, the copy that needs to be sent to the ABCA should include A) a copy of the return B) a copy of the invoices; and C) a copy of payment to the Tax Department (to submit a copy of payment, just photocopy the check that you send to the Tax Department before you send it out). These requirements can be time consuming and require a lot of paper, but are necessary to comply with the ABCA’s regulations.
by Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team
Feb 7, 2008 | 2 comments