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Nov 4, 2021

AIMS Updates – Nov. 4, 2021

TABC has updated the new AIMS Updates webpage containing an ongoing list of Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) improvements and issues the agency is working to resolve.

View the AIMS Updates page.

Updates for Nov. 2, 2021, included fixes for the following issues:

  • 60-Day Sign Requirement: AIMS prevents the completion of applications until after the 60-day notice period has lapsed. TABC previously accepted and processed applications while the notice period was pending so it could approve the application day the notice period had run.
  • FEIN: AIMS is not freeing up an FEIN as unused after an unsubmitted application is deleted. This may generate the error “The information/record already exists in the system for another person or entity.”
  • Transactions in Review: Unable to view the Application Summary Page or application information after they go under the “Transactions in Review” category.
  • A withdrawn application is still an open work item for TABC and no history or pending items can be seen in the public user's account.
  • Property Owner Information – Error – Record Already Exists: AIMS does not accept an applicant’s landlord information if that landlord is already listed as a property owner for another license holder.
  • Error Message: Some users applying for a Carrier Permit (C) receive an error message, "Our records show that you already have a carrier permit. Therefore, you are not allowed to apply for the selected license.”
  • Excise Tax: Extra alcohol types are displayed for brewpubs' excise tax reports.
  • Unable to file zero Excise Tax report (reports where a business does not have information to report during the reporting period) for Non-Resident Sellers (S), Non-Resident Brewers (BN), Carrier's (C) and Warehouse (J/JD).
  • Label: User is not able to upload more than one label image.
  • Bonds: The Wine and Malt Beverage Retailer's Off-Premise Permit (BQ) application is requiring a $5,000 bond, which isn't necessary for this permit type.

See the full list.

Reminder: Claim Your Business

If an existing license or permit holder is scheduled to begin using AIMS, that businesses should complete the Claim Business process before completing applications using AIMS.

Learn more and follow the steps on the How To Use AIMS webpage.

Applying With Paper Applications

While using AIMS is the fastest and preferred way to apply for a license or permit, TABC also accepts applications by mail. However, processing time for a paper applications will be significantly longer than submitting through AIMS. You must mail a complete application to the address provided below.

complete application includes:

  • All questions answered and required documents (if applicable, all required city, county and comptroller certifications, legal notice, completed bond, lease agreement(s), loan documentation, any other agreements, school notices, picture of 60-day sign posted).
  • Payment for application fees, if applicable.
  • Applicant’s signature before a notary public.

Send your application and payment together in one envelope. Your application will not be accepted for processing if it doesn’t include payment. Payments must be made with a cashier’s check, money order, or company check payable to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. We do not accept personal checks.

Mail your complete application to:

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
P.O. Box 13127
Austin, TX 78711-3127

Or overnight to:

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
5806 Mesa Drive
Austin, TX 78731-3765

Always keep a copy of the application for your records.