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Compliance Reporting FAQs

This FAQ covers commonly asked questions about compliance reporting. 

Compliance reporting is the process of conducting a self-inspection of a business in Texas.

TABC changed the reporting process in 2019 so that businesses could conduct a quick and easy inspection from their smartphones or other mobile device instead of an on-site visit from a TABC auditor.

TABC will start requiring businesses to file annual compliance reports in 2024.

For 2023, TABC is encouraging businesses to conduct optional compliance reporting so that they can familiarize themselves with the new process through AIMS.

Read more on our Compliance Reporting page.


There are several reasons to take part, including to:

  • Get to know the new compliance reporting system.
  • Troubleshoot any potential issues you may encounter with filing a self-inspection before the next required reporting period.
  • Ensure your business is following applicable laws.

Read more on our Compliance Reporting page.

Yes, the next required compliance reporting period is tentatively scheduled to begin on Jan. 1, 2024.

First, ensure that you are a Prime user in the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) account associated with the business you represent. Then, identify the name and email of the person that you would like to complete the compliance report for each business location you represent. You will need this information to add these individuals as users with compliance reporting permissions for each location.

You can also prepare for compliance reporting by making sure the business has proper signs posted in the correct locations. To learn more, visit the TABC Sign Requirements page.

TABC waived the compliance reporting requirement in order to decommission the old Compliance Reporting app and begin developing compliance reporting in AIMS.

No. The previous Compliance Reporting app has been decommissioned and is no longer supported. Compliance reports will be available through AIMS and accessible through Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge on a mobile device.