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. You can complete the entire process from a mobile device in minutes.
Important note: A voluntary 2023 compliance reporting period is now open until Aug. 31. TABC has made compliance reporting optional this year so that businesses can learn how to complete their reports through the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS).
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 using a mobile device, opening either the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge app, and logging into 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.
We’ve provided tutorial videos to guide you through the process.
Preparing for Compliance Reporting
To prepare for the compliance reporting period:
- Ensure that you are a Prime user in the AIMS account associated with the business you represent.
- Identify the name and email of the person that you would like to complete the compliance report for each business location you represent.
- Once the reporting period opens every year, you will need this information to add these individuals as users with compliance reporting permissions for each location.
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.
If you’re a license holder and don’t yet have an AIMS account, find more information on our How To Use AIMS page.
When To File a Compliance Report
The optional compliance reporting for 2023 is happening May 1 to Aug. 31. When compliance reporting becomes mandatory in 2024, the new reporting period will run from Jan. 1 to March 31 annually.
If you have questions or need assistance with filing your compliance report, contact TABC's Audit and Investigations Department at (512) 206-3300.
Get help with AIMS on the How To Use AIMS page.