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Jan 2, 2024

INDUSTRY NOTICE: It's time to conduct annual compliance reports

You are required to conduct a compliance report (i.e., self-inspection) for each of your licensed/permitted locations in Texas. The report requires your business to answer a series of questions about its operations and take certain photos at its premises to confirm it is following applicable laws. When: Begin and complete your compliance report(s) anytime between *Jan. 1 and March 31, 2024. *EXCEPTION: For holders of any primary license/permit that is accompanied by a combination of subordinates and/or certificates as displayed below, you may not begin your compliance report on Jan. 1. Instead, we will contact you later in 2024 and will provide you with a different reporting period. Permit combinations that begin their report(s) on a later date P + LP     BG + BP + E BG + E     BG + BP + FB + E BG + FB +E     BG + BP + LH + E BG + LH + E     BG + BP + FB + LH + E BG + FB + LH + E     BW + SD If you hold a P, BG, or BW by itself (without the above combination of subordinates and/or certificates), you are still required to file your compliance report between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2024. It is only if you have one of the above combinations that you will begin your reports at a later date that TABC will provide you. For example, a Package Store Permit (P) without an LP must file their report between Jan. 1 and March 31, as will the holder of a BG that doesn’t have any subordinates or certificates. How: Conduct your compliance report by using the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) on your Android or Apple mobile device.

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Dec 12, 2023

INDUSTRY NOTICE: Annual compliance reporting period starts Jan. 1

To: Holders of BW, BB, BC, BE, BF, BG, BQ, D, G, MB, N, NB, NE, P, Q, W, and X licenses and permits Re: Required compliance reporting for TABC-licensed businesses with Texas locations starts soon What: You are required to conduct a compliance report (i.e., self-inspection) for each of your licensed/permitted locations in Texas. The report requires your business to answer a series of questions about its operations and take certain photos at the premises to confirm the business is following applicable laws. When: Begin and complete your compliance report(s) anytime between Jan. 1, 2024, and March 31, 2024. * *Exceptions: For holders of any primary license/permit that is accompanied by a combination of subordinates and/or certificates as displayed in the table below, do NOT begin your compliance report on Jan. 1. Instead, we will contact you later in 2024 to provide you with a different reporting period. Permit combinations that begin their report(s) on a later date P + LP     BG + BP + E BG + E     BG + BP + FB + E BG + FB +E     BG + BP + LH + E BG + LH + E     BG + BP + FB + LH + E BG + FB + LH + E     BW + SD If you hold a P, BG, or BW by itself (without the above combination of subordinates and/or certificates), you are still required to file your compliance report between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2024. It is only if you have one of the above combinations that you will begin your reports at a later date that TABC will provide you. For example, a Package Store Permit (P) without an LP must file their report between Jan. 1 and March 31, as will the holder of a BG that doesn’t have any subordinates or certificates. How: Conduct your compliance report by using the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) on your mobile device.

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Sept 12, 2023

Reminder: LPs must switch to new tax ID stamp portal

TABC wants to ensure that holders of a Local Distributor Permit (LP) are using the new online ordering portal for tax ID stamps, which launched in February 2023. The new tax ID stamps system is provided by OpSec Security. Please delete the previous tax ID stamps system link from your records and do not log in to the old system. Any stamps ordered from the old system are still valid. The image below shows how the new system’s log-in screen looks:

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Aug 24, 2023

INDUSTRY NOTICE: Sept. 1 deadline for in-state brewers and brewpubs to register malt beverages with TTB COLA and alcohol content

To: Holders of a Brewer’s License (BW) or Brewpub License (BP)  Starting Sept. 1, 2023, in-state brewers and brewpubs must ensure that the alcohol by volume (ABV) is displayed on all malt beverage products that were registered before Sept. 1, 2021, and are still being sold in the stream of distribution.  Each product must also have an approved Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) from the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) on file with TABC. 

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July 12, 2023

INDUSTRY NOTICE: Update to AIMS emails in July

Emails that license and permit holders receive from TABC’s Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) are getting a new design in July. Over the coming weeks, you will start seeing AIMS emails that look like the example image below. The new design has the gold TABC logo at the top, a dark blue background, and our social media icons at the bottom. We’re making these improvements to ensure all messages you receive from AIMS are consistent and easy to read. If you have questions about emails from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, contact us at (512) 206-3333. Get more help and information on using AIMS at our How to Use AIMS page.

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July 12, 2023

Submit Hall of Honor nominations for 2024

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, five employees have been inducted for their dedication.  The deadline for nominations is Sept. 30, 2023.

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June 28, 2023

New fee law for local governments from 88th Texas legislative session

A new law approved by the 88th Texas Legislature (Senate Bill 577) removes the ability of local governments with a public health district to collect a fee from businesses that are issued an alcoholic beverage license or permit in their jurisdiction. Existing law in Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code Sections 11.38 and 61.36 authorizes the governing body of an incorporated city or town and the commissioners court of a county to collect a fee for each TABC license or permit issued within their jurisdictional boundaries. That fee could amount to one-half of the state fee. The new law created by Senate Bill 577 adds the following provision to the Texas Health and Safety Code and goes into effect on Sept. 1, 2023: Texas Health and Safety Code Section 437.01235. FEES FOR PREMISES WITH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PERMIT OR LICENSE. A county or a municipality with a public health district that requires the payment of a fee for issuing or renewing a permit under Sec. 437.012 or 437.1023 for a premises permitted or licensed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission may not also charge a fee under Section 11.38 or 61.36, Alcoholic Beverage Code, for an alcoholic beverage permit or license issued for premises located in the county or municipality. This new law does not impact TABC’s operations or processes — and does not charge TABC with enforcing it. Each unit of local government is responsible for determining its compliance with the new law. Read the full text of SB 577.

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May 16, 2023

Compliance reporting reminders and resources for businesses

Voluntary compliance reporting started May 1, and TABC is here to help your business complete the new self-inspection process through the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS).We have important reminders and tips to help.

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May 1, 2023

INDUSTRY NOTICE: Compliance reporting now open in the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS)

To: Holders of BW, BB, BC, BE, BF, BG, BQ, D, G, MB, N, NB, NE, P, Q, W, and X licenses and permits Re: Voluntary compliance reporting period for TABC-licensed businesses with Texas locations has started What: Voluntary compliance reporting (self-inspection) period When: May 1–Aug. 31, 2023 Details: Businesses with TABC-licensed locations in Texas can now conduct and file a voluntary compliance report (aka self-inspection) of their Texas premises through AIMS until Aug. 31, 2023. Businesses can conduct and file their annual reports by picking up their mobile device, opening either the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge app, and logging into AIMS — the same online system used by businesses to manage licenses, applications, excise taxes, and more. 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.

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March 13, 2023

INDUSTRY NOTICE: San Antonio Regional Office opens at new location on March 20

TABC’s San Antonio Regional Office will be closed to the public Friday, March 17, as staff prepare to move to a new location. Customers can contact 512-206-3360 for assistance with their license or permit during this time.   The office will resume normal hours at the new location Monday, March 20. The new location for the San Antonio Regional Office will be:  4242 E. Piedras Drive  Suite 200  San Antonio, TX 78228 

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