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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 3. Alcoholic Beverages
Agency 5. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Chapter 60. Manufacturers and Wholesalers Operations
6/24/2022

3VAC5-60-20. Wines; purchase orders generally; wholesale wine licensees.

A. Purchases of wine between the board, licensees or persons outside the Commonwealth shall be executed only on order forms prescribed by the board and provided at cost if supplied by the department.

B. Wholesale wine licensees shall comply with the following procedures:

1. Purchase orders. A copy of each purchase order for wine and a copy of any change in such order shall be forwarded to the board by the wholesale wine licensee at the time the order is placed or changed. Upon receipt of shipment, one copy of such purchase order shall be forwarded to the board by the licensee reflecting accurately the date received and any changes. In lieu of forwarding copies of purchase orders to the board, a wholesale licensee may submit a report to the board monthly, in a format approved by the board, of all purchase orders for the previous month. The report must be submitted to the board on or before the 15th day of the succeeding month.

2. Sales in the Commonwealth. Separate invoices shall be used for all nontaxed wine sales in the Commonwealth and a copy of each such invoice shall be furnished to the board upon completion of the sale. In lieu of forwarding copies of invoices to the board, a wholesale licensee may submit a report to the board monthly, in a format approved by the board, of all invoices for the previous month. The report must be submitted to the board on or before the 15th day of the succeeding month.

3. Out-of-state sales. Separate sales invoices shall be used for wine sold outside the Commonwealth and a copy of each such invoice shall be furnished to the board upon completion of the sale. In lieu of forwarding copies of invoices to the board, a wholesale licensee may submit a report to the board monthly, in a format approved by the board, of all invoices for the previous month. The report must be submitted to the board on or before the 15th day of the succeeding month.

4. Peddling. A maximum of two cases or 24 bottles of wine may be peddled to retail licensees during an invoiced delivery, provided that the wholesale wine licensee provides a revised purchase order indicating the additional wine peddled during the transaction.

5. Repossession. Repossession of wine sold to a retailer shall be accomplished on forms prescribed by the board and provided at cost if supplied by the board, and in compliance with the instructions on the forms.

6. Reports to the board. Each month wholesale wine licensees shall, on forms or an electronic system prescribed by the board and in accordance with the instructions set forth therein, report to the board the purchases and sales made during the preceding month, and the amount of state wine tax collected from retailers pursuant to §§ 4.1-234 and 4.1-235 of the Code of Virginia. Each wholesale wine licensee shall on forms or an electronic system prescribed by the board on a quarterly basis indicate the quantity of wine on hand at the close of business on the last day of the last month of the preceding quarter based on actual physical inventory by brands. Reports shall be accompanied by remittance for the amount of taxes collected, less any refunds, replacements or adjustments and shall be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than the 15th of the month, or if the 15th is not a business day, the next business day thereafter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 4.1-103 and 4.1-111 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR125-01-6 § 2, eff. December 12, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 1, eff. November 12, 1986; Volume 4, Issue 6, January 21, 1988; Volume 5, Issue 2, eff. November 24, 1988; Volume 7, Issue 4, eff. December 19, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 6, eff. January 15, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994; Volume 23, Issue 13, eff. May 19, 2007; Volume 30, Issue 6, eff. December 18, 2013.

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