Records & Reporting
The new monthly report you file with ABC went into effect on January 1, 2013. To recap, the monthly excise tax report has been streamlined and ABC has agreed that 1 Purchase Order per month will suffice. It is a concise, 1 page report, and essentially requires a total of liters sold for the month, calculation of tax liability, and the purchase order number that covers the month. This report and your Purchase Order will be the only 2 items that need to be submitted to the state each month. 2 changes to note: 1) You NO LONGER have to create a corresponding invoice for these transfers from your bonded space to your retail space; and 2) You no longer need to include a price for the product on your monthly purchase order. Note that this report replaces only the previous "Wholesalers Summary of Wine Sales and Taxes." It does not impact your responsibility to file a shippers report if you also have a wine shippers permit.
Download the PDF Forms - Enter Information and Print. Purchase Order | Monthly Report
Virginia Wineries and Vineyards Intellectual Property - A summary of these rights. This issue was discussed in greater detail at the 2009 Annual Membership Meeting. By Ted Breiner at Breiner & Breiner LLC. Download Intellectual Property PDF
Regulation & Rules Round Up
Our first Regulation Round Up on July 17th was a great success, we had a packed house at James River Cellars. The response was so great that we are planning to have more of these seminars regionally. The Regulation and Rules Round Up planned for October 30th was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. The event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Click here to register. If you registered for the October 30th event, you will not need to register again.
Here is a summary from Mary Beth Williams of Williams Consulting of what was discussed at the Regulation Round Up on July 17th. You will find useful forms and links here. (see attachment above) . Please feel free to contact Mary Beth Williams with any questions.
The Enology Service Laboratory:
The Enology Service Laboratory at Virginia Tech, was established by Dr. Bruce Zoecklein to fulfill the analysis requirements of the regional wine industry. The goal of this analysis program is to provide very rapid turn-around, with optimum precision and accuracy. We will provide chemical, physical, microbiological and sensory analyses, including standardized reagents. This is a TTB certified lab.
For information on this lab service contact Dr. Bruce Zoecklein at email@example.com.
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