Compliance reporting is the required self-assessment that TABC-licensed businesses with locations in Texas must complete each year. Businesses respond to questions about their operations and, when requested, provide photos to ensure their location is following the laws that apply. The entire process can only be completed by accessing TABC's Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) using an Android or Apple mobile device.
Important note: For most businesses, the annual compliance reporting period started on Jan. 1 and ends March 31. Holders of a Package Store Permit (P), Wine and Malt Beverage Retailer's Permit (BG) and Brewer's License (BW) that also hold certain subordinate permits will be provided with a different reporting period to be announced later this year.
Who Must File a Compliance Report
Holders of BW, BB, BC, BE, BF, BG, BQ, D, G, MB, N, NB, NE, P, Q, W, and X licenses and permits.
How to File a Compliance Report
Businesses can conduct and submit compliance reports by following these steps:
- Grab an Android or Apple mobile device.
- Open either the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge app. (AIMS is not compatible with Apple's Safari browser.)
- Log into AIMS.
- Select your business entity and click the Compliance Reporting tile.
We’ve provided tutorial videos to guide you through the process.
Preparing for Compliance Reporting
To prepare for the compliance reporting period:
- New AIMS users must first create an AIMS account — visit our How To Use AIMS page.
- License holders that are first-time users of AIMS must also claim their business within the system — visit our How To Use AIMS page.
- In the AIMS account associated with each business you represent, ensure that you or the person who will be managing compliance reports for your business are labeled as a "Prime" user.
- If you'd like others to complete your entity’s compliance reports on your behalf, identify the name and email of the person for each of your locations who will complete the compliance report. Once the reporting period opens every year, you will need this information to add these individuals as users with compliance reporting permissions for each of their assigned locations.
You can also prepare for compliance reporting by making sure the business has proper signs posted in the correct locations. To learn more, visit the TABC Sign Requirements page.
When to File
The annual compliance reporting period runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 each year, with some exceptions below.
For holders of any primary license/permit that is accompanied by a combination of subordinates and/or certificates as displayed 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.