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Jan 31, 2023

Delinquent List publication delayed

Because parts of Texas are experiencing severe winter weather, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will be delaying the publication of Credit Delinquent List 1862, which was initially scheduled to be published on Feb. 1, 2023. Delinquent List 1862 will now be published on Feb. 3, 2023. Delinquent List 1862 Delivery period: Jan. 1–15, 2023 Payment date: Jan. 25, 2023 Reporting date: Jan. 27, 2023 Publication and effective date: Feb. 3, 2023 Businesses that use the delinquent list can view the full schedule on the Delinquent List page.

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Jan 17, 2023

Businesses urged to order tax ID stamps ahead of February transition

Local Distributor Permit holders in need of tax ID stamps should order two months’ worth of stamps before Jan. 30, 2023. Order now.

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Dec 27, 2022

2023 Delinquent List Schedule Published

TABC has posted the publication and effective dates of the Credit Law Delinquent List through January 2024. The new schedule includes a change for List 1860. Delinquent List 1860 will now be published on Jan. 4, 2023, due to an agency holiday on Jan. 2. Delinquent List 1860 Delivery period: Dec. 1–15 Payment date: Dec. 25, 2022 Reporting date: Dec. 29, 2022 Publication and effective date: Jan. 4, 2023 Businesses that use the delinquent list can visit the TABC website to view the full schedule.

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Dec 20, 2022

TABC offers alcohol-to-go educational videos

A new series of videos from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will help businesses and consumers learn the ins and outs of Texas’ alcohol-to-go laws. The series, which launches this week, includes videos both for alcohol retailers as well as everyday consumers. The videos feature information and best practices related to alcohol-to-go laws and recent changes put in place by the Texas Legislature. Texas law enables customers to purchase malt beverage and wine products to-go from businesses such as bars or restaurants. Mixed drinks — including those with distilled spirits — can also be purchased along with food orders from eligible retailers. The videos cover topics such as drink-sealing requirements, ordering practices, alcohol delivery, and more. The series also includes videos designed for specific TABC license or permit types, such as Mixed Beverage permittees, Wine and Malt Beverage retailers, Package Store permittees, and more. The videos are posted on TABC’s Alcohol Delivery and Pickup page, the Alcohol Education Resources page, the agency’s YouTube, and its social media channels — and will be made part of TABC training and certification courses. For more information about TABC, visit tabc.texas.gov.

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Dec 16, 2022

New user roles in TABC’s online system (AIMS)

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) now allows businesses additional flexibility to assign user permissions in their online accounts.

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Dec 2, 2022

Contact TABC by phone for licensing, AIMS support

TABC is encouraging businesses to contact (512) 206-3360 for questions about their license applications, existing licenses, or their Alcohol Industry Management System accounts. Over the past several months, TABC has put in place a new call center system to improve customer service for stakeholders interacting with our Licensing team. Because of this, the agency now recommends businesses across the state use the below contact information for inquiries, including AIMS questions. Industry may call (512) 206-3360 to reach Licensing staff, regardless of where the business is located. TABC is currently testing the call center model being used by Licensing staff to design improvements to future customer service options.

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Nov 29, 2022

TABC selects director of Licensing, general counsel, and CFO

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is announcing the selection of three longtime public servants to fill crucial leadership roles across the agency. Longtime TABC employee Julie Ross will begin as director of Licensing on Dec. 1, 2022. Ross has served Texans for 29 years in TABC’s Licensing Division, where she most recently served as deputy director of resource and planning.  She has extensive knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, and her most recent positions have allowed her to interact with elected officials and stakeholders on a wide array of topics. Ross was also instrumental in licensing technology transformation, development of policies and procedures, and numerous other projects. Conrad Swan began as chief financial officer in the Business Services Division on Nov. 7. Swan’s career in Texas government has spanned tenures at the General Land Office and Office of the Attorney General. During his 17 years working for the state, he has served in roles ranging from budget manager to deputy budget director. Swan has extensive experience in government budgetary management and operations. Swan is a lifelong resident of Central Texas. He graduated from Texas State University and later attended St. Edward’s University in Austin, where he earned a Master of Business Administration. James Person began as the agency’s general counsel Nov. 1. Person previously served as general counsel for the Texas Department of Insurance, where he led a team of almost 50 lawyers and support staff. He has also served as an assistant general counsel to Gov. Greg Abbott, an assistant attorney general at the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and an assistant general counsel at the Texas Lottery Commission. Person has a law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Oct 24, 2022

TABC Public Inquiry now reflecting current data

TABC has updated the Public Inquiry system to reflect the most current information (Oct. 23, 2022 data). TABC made the update today, Oct. 24, to replace old data that was temporarily displaying in the system.   Updated Oct. 24 at 3:45 p.m.

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Oct 7, 2022

Alcoholic beverage industry use of e-commerce platforms

Since October 2021, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has published two draft advisories pertaining to e-commerce platforms. We are issuing this letter to address multiple inquiries we have received recently pertaining to platforms that interact between license/permit holders in different tiers. TABC is currently evaluating the application of these platforms in light of the requirements and restrictions contained in the Alcoholic Beverage Code. Because our review of this topic is ongoing, TABC cannot currently provide guidance to industry on any particular platform.   TABC understands that this evaluation is a lengthy process, and we appreciate the industry’s patience. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at (512) 206-3367 or advisories@tabc.texas.gov.  Sincerely, Thomas Graham Executive Director Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

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Sept 16, 2022

Businesses can make ownership updates online in latest AIMS release

TABC-licensed or permitted businesses can now update their ownership information online and meet certain notification requirements through the agency’s Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS). Businesses should now use AIMS to submit ownership or other supplemental changes instead of sending applications or notices by email.

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