March 2015

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has issued a rule change regarding how some wineries will be able to file their excise tax.  Depending on size and production scale, some may be able to start filing annually as opposed to semi-monthly or quarterly.  Congress is in the midst of debating several bills which could change how cider is defined and how craft beer is taxed.  On the state level, South Dakota and Oklahoma have taken substantive steps towards the direct-shipping of wine and California has taken a stand against Canadian protectionist policies.

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Federal Articles

  Cider Classification
  Excise Tax
  Report Released on Dietary Guidelines
  Small BREW Act Amendment
  Social Media Rules for Wineries
  TTB Proposes Adjacent State AVA
  TTB Tax Filing Change

State Articles