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The Latest on Retailer Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Shipping

Retailer direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping still has a way to go in terms of being as widely accepted as DtC wine shipping. However, there has been continued interest in making that a reality.  Sovos ShipCompliant keeps a close watch on the latest updates in the beverage alcohol industry, and we’ve gathered a few of the top […]

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The Data: Wine DtC Shipments and Off-Premise Retail (August 2021 Special Report)

Fall is here and the wine direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments landscape has adapted to the “new normal” of the pandemic. Staying mindful of marketplace data will ensure the industry can properly adjust to any ebbs and flows, helping wine producers, retailers and consumers alike.  Nielsen is collaborating with Wines Vines Analytics and Sovos ShipCompliant to provide […]

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Sovos Unveils Browser-Based Interface for Statutory Reporting Solution

At our Insurance Regulatory Summit, we announced the launch of the Web App, a new browser-based interface for the Sovos Statutory Reporting solution. The Web App is an addition that can further help users  comply with statutory reporting and state filing requirements.  The Web App was created for and by Sovos users to deliver a […]

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Wine New Product Registrations Show Continued Growth Over 2020

Sparkling product registrations leads the way, with 23% spike in Q3 2021  As the summer months wind down, beverage alcohol consumers are not halting their buying patterns. While the third quarter of 2021 saw decreases in new product registrations when compared to Q2, numerous categories show continued increases over the last year, largely in wine […]

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Fall Reporting: The Unclaimed Property Busy Season

The unclaimed property filing season is broken down into three major categories: Analysis, Due Diligence and Final Reports. The cut-off date for the “Fall” filing season is June 30,  the analysis is typically performed during July and diligence mailings are executed by August 31. Due diligence mailing requirements allow 30 days for a recipient to […]

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What’s Happening at SuiteWorld 2021?

The traditional 10-year anniversary gift is tin or aluminum, and while we don’t have a gift like that to celebrate a decade of SuiteWorld, we still want to help you plan the best SuiteWorld 2021 agenda possible.   Whether you’re attending in person or virtually, there’s a lot to learn at SuiteWorld 2021. From attending various educational […]

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What Are the Alcohol Importer DtC Shipping Laws?

Direct-to-consumer (DtC) alcohol shipping laws vary from state to state, and that fact holds true for importers looking to enter the DtC business. While importers can be treated similarly to other members of the “supplier” tier (e.g., wineries, breweries), they are often treated differently in federal and state regulations.  Because of how DtC shipping laws […]

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Increase in Unclaimed Property Pre-Audit Activity

Sovos’ consultants have noticed a growing trend in 2021 as states across the country increase their unclaimed property pre-audit activity or voluntary compliance programs. Due to the negative economic impact resulting from COVID-19, Sovos’ consulting, reporting and regulatory teams have been preparing for increased unclaimed property compliance enforcement efforts to shore up struggling state budgets. […]

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Massachusetts DOR to Impose New Filing Requirements on Taxpayers

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is squarely in the midst of modernizing its sales tax filing and remittance requirements, and in so doing, creating new, novel and likely challenging requirements for taxpayers. The most recent incarnation of this modernization was announced in its September 2021 DOR News, which hints at new requirements for restaurants and ecommerce […]

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Wine Retailer Interstate Shipping and the Courts: An Update

By Tom Wark, Executive Director, National Association of Wine Retailers The effort to open more states for interstate wine retailer-to-consumer shipments is multi-pronged. One prong—perhaps the most important—is the effort to overturn discriminatory state laws by using the federal courts to challenge state laws that violate the U.S. Constitution’s dormant commerce clause as well as the […]

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Looking to Cut Tax Compliance Costs? Consider Tax Solutions Before Migrating to SAP S/4HANA

As the digitization of tax continues, many organizations are looking to reduce the complexity and cost of tax compliance. In our latest spotlight report, created in partnership with Americas’  SAP Users’ Group (ASUG), “Boost Tax Compliance Capabilities and Visibility with SAP S/4HANA”, we discuss the most optimal time in the SAP S/4HANA migration process to […]

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Nevada Restricts Residents’ Rights to Receive DtC Shipments of Alcohol

Earlier this year, SB 307 was enacted in Nevada, effectively eliminating the right for Nevada residents to receive direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments of beer and spirits from producers, or any alcoholic beverage from out-of-state retailers.  Previously, Nevada DtC alcohol shipping permissions were among the most open, with the state allowing breweries, distilleries and retailers to sell […]

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Unclaimed Property Due Dates by State

Unclaimed property due dates are spread across the calendar year and differ by state and holder/company type. Complicating matters even further, each state’s own unclaimed property rules and regulations are updated frequently. We’ve gathered state-specific information on unclaimed property due dates to help you stay on top of this changing information. The Sovos regulatory analysis […]

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DtC Shipping Essentials: Tax Determination and Reporting

Direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping of alcohol requires producers, shippers and retailers to stay compliant with numerous rules and regulations. Tax determination and reporting is one of those key areas, and also presents a unique challenge to shippers.  Regulations on DtC shipping require shippers to recognize and manage a tax burden that is much broader than if […]

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The Latest RUUPA Updates

On July 13, 2016 the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) approved its drafting committee’s final draft of the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA). The approved RUUPA is now considered the latest version of a model law that will serve as reference for state legislatures in modifying and enhancing current state unclaimed property statutes. The introduction […]

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Economic Nexus and the DtC Alcohol Shipper

As states have adopted new economic nexus laws over the last several years, vastly expanding whom states can make responsible for sales taxes obligations, direct-to-consumer (DtC) shippers of alcohol have had to adjust, though not as much as most remote sellers. Generally, DtC alcohol shippers are required to collect and remit sales taxes in the […]

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Are You Planning for the Future of Indirect Tax?

The digitalization of tax is imminent. Is your organization staying current with the ERP evolution? In our latest Spotlight Report, created in partnership with Americas’  SAP Users’ Group (ASUG), “The State of Indirect Tax Compliance Among SAP Customers” we explore how SAP customers are planning for the future of indirect tax compliance. Research from our […]

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Sovos Acquires 1099 Pro to Extend SMB Support as U.S. Tax Reporting Rules Grow More Complex

Earlier today, Sovos announced it has acquired 1099 Pro, a California-based company that delivers tax information reporting software and services to tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), in addition to enterprise organizations. 1099 Pro has been a market leader for three decades, and it brings talented team members to Sovos to extend […]

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