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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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Sept 9, 2022

Payment Cart added in latest AIMS update

TABC-licensed or permitted businesses can now pay for multiple transactions at once using the Alcohol Industry Management System’s new Payment Cart feature. The Payment Cart in AIMS allows the user to pay for up to 10 transactions at once, including: New application fees. Product registrations. Renewal fees. Self-service items. Items in the Payment Cart expire after 90 days. Users receive an automatic email reminding them before their items expire. TABC has also published a new guide explaining how the new Payment Cart works.

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Aug 30, 2022

INDUSTRY NOTICE: TABC to launch new online compliance reporting

TABC-licensed and permitted businesses are required to conduct an annual compliance report (aka self-inspection) of their Texas premises. This year, the compliance reporting period will not open Sept. 1 as in years past because TABC is integrating the compliance report function into the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS). TABC will notify your business in the coming months, sometime between fall 2022 and spring 2023, when it is time to conduct your compliance reports in AIMS. Compliance reports ask users a series of questions and prompt them to take photos to confirm they are following the applicable laws for their businesses. The new compliance reporting feature will let businesses conduct and file their annual reports on their mobile device by opening the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browser and logging into AIMS, the same online system used by businesses to manage licenses, applications, reporting and more. Last year, TABC waived the compliance reporting requirement to decommission the old Compliance Reporting app and begin developing compliance reporting in AIMS.

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Aug 12, 2022

New features now available in AIMS

The Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) has new features to make it easier for businesses to submit required information, edit applications and amend reports previously submitted to the agency. New features include: A Request to Edit option for transactions in review, including license and product registration applications. An Amend Excise Tax Report option for updating previously submitted reports. View the information below to learn how and when you can use each new option.

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Aug 8, 2022

Hall of Honor nominations open for 2023

TABC is calling for nominations of retired TABC employees, living or deceased, for induction into the agency’s Hall of Honor. Throughout TABC’s history, great leaders and public servants have dedicated their careers to protecting public health and safety while supporting businesses in a vital industry. Since TABC established the Hall of Honor in 2020, four employees have been inducted for their dedication.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

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July 31, 2022

TABC updates Public Inquiry data tool to improve user experience

AUSTIN — The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has launched a new version of its online license data to provide additional information to the public, businesses and local governments. You can access the new data layout in two places: TABC’s Public Inquiry system. Click any of the New Layout options. Texas Open Data Portal

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July 28, 2022

TABC recognizes Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra with Award

HIDALGO COUNTY — The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is proud to recognize Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra with the 2022 Bert Ford Award for his commitment to his community, support of the agency and efforts to protect Texans. TABC presented Sheriff Guerra with the annual award at this week’s Sherriff’s Association of Texas Annual Training Conference & Expo. Each year TABC selects one sheriff from the state’s 254 counties to recognize with the Bert Ford Award. Sheriff Guerra has helped TABC agents in the border region combat underage drinking and impaired driving. He’s also assisted with TABC operations. Most recently, Sheriff Guerra partnered with TABC by opening space in a Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office substation for TABC agents stationed in the county. “Sheriff Guerra has been a longtime advocate for public safety, as well as an incredible partner for TABC,” said TABC Deputy Executive Director of Enforcement Victor Kuykendoll. “It’s an extraordinary honor to present him with this year’s Bert Ford Award in recognition of his efforts in Hidalgo County and across South Texas.”

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July 13, 2022

Expiration of temporary coronavirus measures

All temporary TABC policy exemptions and Alcoholic Beverage Code waivers related to coronavirus have expired, and the agency is discontinuing use of the Coronavirus Information page. Although the temporary actions to assist businesses during the height of COVID-19 are no longer in effect, a new license structure, new technology and new laws are all in place to provide ongoing support for businesses. You can learn about those permanent changes on the following webpages:  Alcohol Delivery and Pickup Temporary Event Authorizations Product Registration Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) TABC is committed to helping businesses as they recover from the effects of the pandemic, and as the industry continues to grow across all tiers. View Coronavirus Information page for more information about past agency actions. 

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July 11, 2022

Join the thousands of businesses already using AIMS

Any business with a TABC license or permit can begin using the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) if they haven’t done so already as part of the agency’s onboarding period. AIMS is the online hub for all TABC business, cutting down the time it takes to process applications, get products registered and file reports. The 11-phase onboarding period for businesses to start using AIMS began in September 2021 and ended this month. If you’re a TABC license or permit holder or representative who needs to make an AIMS account, follow the steps below. Getting started in AIMS Step 1: Watch the virtual education session replay or follow the steps on our How To Use AIMS page. Step 2: Create your AIMS account. Step 3: Start using AIMS to manage or renew your license/permit, apply for new ones, file reports and more. Sign up for industry notifications Keep up with all the latest AIMS updates and TABC news by signing up for our industry notifications below. Sign up for industry notifications.

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May 6, 2022

INDUSTRY NOTICE: New required signs

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is directing license and permit holders who are required to post the following signs at their business premises to post updated versions released by TABC. These are the: TABC Complaint Sign: Required for license and permit holders that sell or serve to ultimate consumers. Human Trafficking Sign: Required for holders of a BG, BQ, MB, N/NB/NE, BE and BF license/permit without an FB Certificate. While TABC encourages businesses to post the new signs in a timely manner, TABC auditors will not issue penalties for displaying the old signs while the agency provides businesses time to transition.

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