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Credit Law


Ale and Malt Liquor purchased from a wholesaler (W, X, LX) or Local Distributor's Permit (LP). 

  • If credit is extended, alcoholic beverages purchased between the 1st and 15th of the month, must be paid for by the 25th of the month.
  • If they are purchased between the 16th and the last day of the month, they must be paid for by the 10th of the following month.
  • If not paid timely, the supplier is required by statute to report this non-payment to the TABC and the retailer's permit will be placed on the statewide credit law delinquent list until the supplier notifies the TABC that the retailer has paid in full.
  • Repeat Violations of dishonored checks may result in the cancellation or suspension of the permit.


IMPORTANT: While the retailer is on the credit law delinquent list, no local distributor or wholesaler is permitted to sell to the retailer. If the retailer purchases while on the delinquent list, the TABC will take administrative action against the retailer's permit.