Missouri Moves to Online Filing for Direct Shippers

Missouri is set to join the paperless revolution by implementing an online platform for its tax returns. The Missouri Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) now requires all beverage alcohol suppliers required to submit excise tax and shipping reports to the state to only file online with a MoLogin account.

This process has been in place for several months for suppliers selling wholesale into the state, but wineries selling Direct to Consumer (DtC) will also be required to file online going forward. DtC wineries must submit reports and tax payments only once a year, by January 31. Therefore, the first time that this process will be in place is for next year’s filing, due in January 2018.

However, DtC wineries presently must take action and set up their eFile accounts. The ATC has been sending out notices to licensees regarding this adjustment in DtC reporting. If you have received a notice, you should follow its instructions and set up your eFile account.

The process to set up an account is fairly straightforward. Per the state’s instructions:

  1. Go to the MoLogin site.
  2. Create a new account.
  3. Link the MoLogin account to your DtC license. This requires using the claiming code listed on the notice sent by the ATC. The ATC highly recommends that only a managing officer, sole owner, or principal partner of the winery set up the MoLogin account.
    If you are a winery licensed to sell DtC in Missouri and have not received a notice, you should contact the ATC at 573-751-5444 and request a claiming code.
  4. Once you have created an account and associated it with your DtC license, you can log in and add other authorized users.

Existing Claiming Codes are only effective until March 31, 2017, so do not delay in setting up your MoLogin account.

Online filing of the required Direct Shipper Annual Report and Tax Computation (Missouri forms 12 & 40) will be available in all ShipCompliant accounts by January 2018, when they are next due. If you have any questions about your ShipCompliant account, please contact support@shipcompliant.com.

4 Comments

  1. Jamie Staples

    When will ShipCompliant be updated to show the eFile option? Will ShipCompliant automatically update the filing settings to the new eFiling requirement or will we have to do it manually?

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    • Alex Koral - Product Compliance Manager

      Hi Jamie,

      Thanks for your question. We are currently working on making the switch from paper filing to eFiling. This will appear in ShipCompliant accounts later this year. Because the paper version will no longer be accepted by Missouri, it is our plan to completely remove that option and automatically switch everyone over to the eFile setting—so you shouldn’t need to do anything within your ShipCompliant account. The most important action you should take now is to ensure that your MoLogin account is set up. That way, next January everything should be set for you to eFile your returns.

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  2. Jamielyn Valdes

    what about Missouri’s suggestion that we enter the sales on a monthly basis? Do you know if they will allow an upload & will ShipCompliant provide it as manually entering all of that data at year end would be quite time consuming

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    • Alex Koral - Product Compliance Manager

      Hi Jamielyn,

      Great question. Glad that you’re being so thorough in your follow up on Missouri’s new system! The ATC has recently released a user manual that you may find useful. It states that there is an XML file upload, which largely resembles the current return. We are currently working to develop this XML file, which will be available in your account a little later this year. This will be the primary way to file your return, all at once in January. The state’s recommendation to enter data regularly (monthly or more) seems only advantageous if you are doing manual entry—largely to avoid having dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of orders to type up all at once in January. However, since we will be providing the XML upload, it would be unnecessary to also have a separate return for making periodic entries. This could also lead to data-tracking problems, if orders get entered more than once. If you would prefer to manually enter orders through out the year, though, you can get this information by downloading the ACR, or a similar report, for orders made to Missouri. This will require greater diligence on your part, though, including awareness of what orders have already been entered.

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