Just like there are seasons of growth and activity in the vineyards, the same applies for activity levels related to day to day winery compliance tasks. Right now, late Spring is generally a quieter time for wineries, which makes it a perfect opportunity to do some “spring cleaning” related to their compliance!
A first step to get you started with that “spring cleaning”? Sign up for a winery compliance class that could save your winery potentially thousands of dollars & lots of sleepless nights!!
The class is “How to keep your winery Audit safe” and is being offered on Wednesday, June 10th from 8:30 til 11:30 through the Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Go HERE for full details.
It will be offered at the SBDC office on the Napa Valley College campus.
The class will focus specifically on key issues related to TTB (Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau) and Napa County Planning Audits. These are items that come up most frequently in the course of on site audits by both of these regulating agencies. Topics such as required records and reporting, excise tax payments, and how to determine production levels will be explained and reviewed so attendees can then determine whether their winery has any potential issues that need to be addressed.
Winery staff attending the class are highly encouraged to bring the following items:
- Full previous years TTB 5120.17 (“702″) reports
- Most recent TTB excise tax report
- Examples of required records: bill of lading for cased wine
- Current Napa county Use Permit
This class will go a long way to help wineries fully connect the dots as to how the records and reports they are required to be maintaining and filing either have potential audit holes in them, leaving them vulnerable as well as specific steps they can take now to address them.
Here is a link to get signed up: Winery Compliance Class