Three-Tier System Basics: Staying Compliant in an Evolving Industry

Beverage alcohol suppliers that wish to sell their products across state lines must first understand and comply with the regulatory requirements of the three-tier system. This includes a long list of complicated requirements to meet before an alcoholic beverage product can be distributed and sold in any state, plus required follow-up reports that can make compliance time-consuming and expensive.

This complimentary ebook details the three-tier system basics, and how to remain compliant so your business can have success in this channel. Topics discussed in this ebook include:

  • Getting Licensed
  • Operating in a Control State
  • Understanding Self-Distribution Permissions
  • The Importance of Product Registration
  • Tax Determination and ReportingDistributor
  • Relationships

Wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries, sake brewers and other beverage alcohol companies of all sizes who are distributing beyond their state borders will benefit from this detailed overview of key compliance and regulatory aspects of the three-tier system.

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DtC Alcohol Shipping Essentials: Getting Started & Staying Compliant

A free ebook for DtC shippers of wine, beer, spirits, cider and sake

Direct-to-Consumer Alcohol Shipping Essentials: Getting Started and Staying Compliant

Direct-to-consumer (DtC) alcohol shipping continues to grow in popularity. The rise of ecommerce along with a global pandemic have fueled consumers’ desire to have products shipped directly to their doors. Producers, retailers and others would-be shippers have started exploring how best to meet this increased demand—and finding that while DtC shipping represents an excellent channel for expansion, there are numerous rules and regulations to consider. 

DtC shipping laws vary from state-to-state and can even diverge from one jurisdiction to another within a state. Understanding those nuances, and how to get started in DtC alcohol shipping in the first place, is not a simple task. Laws can and do change, further increasing the difficulty of maintaining compliance. 

This free ebook details the basics of what you need to know about getting started, staying compliant and finding success in DtC alcohol shipping.

Topics include:

  • How to Get a License
  • Age Verification
  • Customer Aggregate Volume Limits (CAVL)
  • Brand Label Registration
  • Alcohol Not of Own Production (NOOP)
  • Tax Determination and Reporting

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Direct-to-Consumer Shippers and Sales Tax: What You Need to Know

An ebook for DtC shippers of beverage alcohol

Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Shippers and Sales Tax: What You Need to Know

For DtC shippers of beverage alcohol — including wine, beer and spirits — managing sales tax obligations across jurisdictions can be quite difficult since rules, regulations, filing requirements and reporting timelines vary significantly state by state.

Sales tax is uniquely complex in the United States. It can be applied at every jurisdictional level: state, city, county and district — but without rate uniformity. This means that there is a lot to know about sales tax in order to compliantly ship alcohol DtC.

How to stay on top of it all? This resource details everything you need to know about sales tax in order to remain in compliance when shipping alcohol to consumers across state lines, avoiding the risk of fines and other penalties, such as loss of licensure that can be devastating to your business.

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Download this ebook for a deep dive on the following topics of interest to all DtC shippers:

  • What is sales tax?
  • What are situs and nexus?
  • Dakota v. Wayfair, economic nexus thresholds, and marketplace facilitators
  • What are the sales tax compliance requirements for DtC sellers?
  • Special concerns for beverage alcohol companies selling DtC
  • How direct shippers can manage their numerous, complex sales tax obligations

Compounding the intricacy of the sales tax landscape for DtC shippers, almost everything is subject to change at any time. States are not always diligent in alerting taxpayers to changes in rates, forms and/or rules that might affect them. All of these factors can make it seem overwhelming to manage sales tax. 

This ebook will guide you in how to think about managing the multiple essentials of sales tax compliance, from collecting to remitting the correct tax, down to the street level — including accounting for all the special rules, markups and regulations applied by different jurisdictions all across the country.

Successfully shipping liquor, beer and wine to consumers across states lines involves successful sales tax compliance. Download this ebook now to ensure your business is set up for success.