Listing category: "Colorado"

Colorado Continues to Update Its Reporting Requirements for DtC Sales

Starting July 1, 2017, every sale made to a Colorado resident must be accompanied by a notice indicating the Colorado resident’s obligation to pay the tax due. New notice and reporting requirements for Colorado sales and use tax were set to come into effect on July 1, 2017, which could have a big impact on […]

BevAlc Roundup | MA Beer Distributors Push Franchise Reform Bill at State House, 5 Tasting Room Tips to Keep your Winery in Compliance, and ShipCompliant’s 12th Annual Event

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. Today’s roundup covers Massachusetts beer distributors’ push for a franchise reform bill at the State House, five tasting room tips to keep your winery in compliance, and ShipCompliant’s 12th annual event: GCS ShipCompliant Wine Summit. As always, if you read something I missed, let me know in […]

BevAlc Roundup | Utah Lowers DUI Threshold, Minnesota Sunday Liquor Sales, and a Beer Hotel With IPA-Filled Hot Tubs

Below is the latest beverage alcohol industry news, including Utah lowering its DUI threshold, Minnesota allowing liquor sales on Sunday, and Brewdog’s plans to build the “Disneyland” of craft beer with IPA-filled hot tubs. I hope you enjoy!

BevAlc Roundup | TTB’s Bond Termination Under PATH, Q&A From “Shifting Trends in the Beer Industry” Webinar, and a Flood of Pappy Van Winkle

Today, we’ve once again brought you the latest beverage alcohol industry news. This includes the TTB’s bond termination under PATH act provisions, Q&A from “Shifting Trends in the Beer Industry” webinar, and a flood of Pappy Van Winkle. Let me know if I missed anything.

BevAlc Roundup | TTB’s Request for Comments Hard Cider Tax, Gluten Free Beer, and the First Woman in Moonshine

Today, our roundup includes TTB’s request for comments about changes to the hard cider tax rate, gluten free beer, and the first woman in the moonshine business. Enjoy!

A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread – States Expand Sale of Beverage Alcohol in Food Stores

As the great poet once put it, “A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread . . . O, Wilderness were Paradise enow.” Clearly, people have long deemed that wine and food go together. Despite this sentiment, there are still states with laws restricting when food and alcohol sales can occur at the same time. […]

Update | New Colorado Sales Tax Reporting Requirements Could Affect Wineries

A Colorado law (C.R.S. 39-12-112.3.5), which imposes notification and reporting requirements on businesses that do not collect sales taxes on their sales in Colorado, was recently upheld by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. This law affects all “non-collecting retailers,” a group that includes out-of-state wineries making direct-to-consumer (DtC) sales into Colorado.

Product Registrations Online: Out with the Old, In with the New

In the increasingly fast pace of wine, malt and spirit law and compliance, more and more states are recognizing the importance of doing more with less, optimizing processes, and going green. Over the last two years alone, seven states have begun using PRO (Product Registration Online) to accept online label registrations from licensees. For labels […]

Is the Marketplace Fairness Act Fair for Wineries?

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 […]

More on the Family Winemakers lawsuit

Tom Wark from Fermentation posted a lengthy comment in response to Doug Caskey’s thoughts on the Family Winemakers lawsuit. This was another great response, so I wanted to post it to make sure everyone reads it. Doug: First, anyone accusing you of being a traitor to the wine industry simply doesn’t know you or doesn’t […]

A response to the Family Winemakers lawsuit

Doug Caskey, from the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, responded to our post about the lawsuit in Massachusetts with a lengthy comment. I wanted to republish it in a new post because it is well worth reading. At the risk of sounding like a traitor to the cause of wine, free trade and the American […]

Colorado permit process

Colorado’s new legislation effecting wine shipments will become effective July 1, 2006. The new permit application is available on Wine Institute’s direct shipping website here. Wineries that have been shipping to Colorado under the reciprocity law DO NOT have to complete a new application. The annual renewal fee for applications will remain $50.00. Wineries must […]

The broader effects of Costco

I. Discrimination against Direct Distribution from Outside the State There seems little doubt that Costco�s reading of Granholm will survive appeal. Nothing appeared in the Costco record to distinguish direct shipment of beer and wine to retailers from direct shipment of wine to consumers. Most states with wine industries allow local wineries some form of […]

Colorado bill signed by Governor Owens

Effective on July 1st, 2006, Colorado will officially move from a reciprocal state to a limited-direct state. See the file in the ShipCompliant Document Library for the full details of House Bill 1120, which will establish a permit system for in-state and out-of-state wineries. Governor Bill Owens signed the bill on Thursday. Colorado was previously […]

Colorado bill sent to Governor

Colorado House Bill 1120 passed the House and is now in the hands of Governor Owens. The bill would remove reciprocity language and create a limited direct model with equal access from all states. Colorado consumers will no longer be required to make an initial onsite visit to a licensed winery before making offsite purchases. […]

Colorado bill moves forward

Colorado House Bill 1120 passed the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Livestock Committee unanimously. Based on the Wine Institute model legislation, the proposed bill would create a limited direct permit system that would allow interstate shipments into and out of Colorado. Colorado currently is considered a reciprocal state and must change its laws to comply […]

Colorado bill passes House Finance Committee

In their effort to become compliant with the Granholm decision, Colorado introduced a limited direct bill that would ease restrictions on shipping wine. Currently, consumers in Colorado can not make offsite purchases from wineries unless they have visited that winery in the past. The new legislation would remove this previous visit requirement.