Louisiana Publishes Sales Tax Guidance for Direct Wine Shippers

Alex Koral
August 5, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Revenue recently issued a notice regarding the application of new economic nexus rules to Direct Wine Shippers. Under the state’s existing direct shipping laws, any licensed winery, wholesaler, or retailer shipping wine into the state is required to collect and remit only the state tax. However, now any Direct Wine Shipper who has economic nexus in Louisiana (annual Louisiana revenue greater than $100,000 or 200 separate transactions there per year) will also be required to collect and remit specific local sales taxes through the newly deployed Commission for Remote Sellers; Direct Wine Shippers who do not meet either of these thresholds will not be so obligated. More information can be found on the Sovos ShipCompliant blog.

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Alex Koral

Alex Koral is Senior Regulatory Counsel for Sovos ShipCompliant in the company’s Boulder, Colorado office. He actively researches beverage alcohol regulations and market developments to inform development of Sovos’ ShipCompliant product and help educate the industry on compliance issues. Alex has been in the beverage alcohol arena since 2015, after receiving his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.
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