Pennsylvania Announces Simplification of DtC Wine Shipping Reporting

On August 27, 2018, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) sent out a notice to holders of a Direct Wine Shipper License (DWS) informing of a change in the state’s reporting requirements.

Effectively immediately, DWS licensees will no longer be required to complete the quarterly “by ZIP code” shipping report, including for any past reporting periods.  All other quarterly reports will still be required. These other reports include the Sales/Use Tax Return, the Excise Tax Return, and the “by product” shipping report.

The notice also states that the PLCB will soon be sending out license renewal notices for DWS licensees, and reminds DWS licensees that completion of all of their quarterly reporting requirements is a condition of that license renewal. 

The move is a part of a welcome easing of the regulatory burdens DWS licensees face, following up on the move by the state earlier this year to add a file upload service to its reporting system. ShipCompliant users can expect to see this change reflected in their accounts before the next filing deadline in October.

If you have any questions regarding the simplified reportings requirements or your license renewal, the notice indicates you should reach out to or call 844-707-5475. If you have any questions regarding your ShipCompliant account, please reach out to

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