Wineries shipping direct-to-consumer must now file quarterly reports.
On June 7, 2017 the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) sent out notices to Direct Wine Shipper licensees informing them of upcoming quarterly reporting requirements. Under their license, Direct Wine Shippers are required to file in the PLCB+ system quarterly reports describing their sales of wine direct to Pennsylvania residents in the previous quarter.
The reports are due on the last day of the month following each quarter. Two separate reports must be filed:
- Sales by Product report, detailing total sales of each separate product sold into Pennsylvania in a quarter (note, the PLCB states that each individual label, vintage, and size would be considered a separate product) and
- Sales by ZIP code report, detailing total sales of all wine products sold in each individual ZIP code area.
The first due date for these reports is July 31st. This first report, however, is unique, in that the PLCB is requiring Direct Wine Shippers to report all sales from each previous quarter in which they had sales. That is, a winery may have been making sales since September 2016; reports of these sales must be entered by July 31st. Thereafter, only sales from the previous quarter will be required.
Pennsylvania has made it imperative to file all data for the previous year’s sales. Failing to fully comply with the reporting requirement may result in the state rejecting your renewal application.
ShipCompliant customers can now access these quarterly reports in their account. Stay tuned for more detailed updates about this and other state requirements.