We have one update for you today in regards to Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order and what it means for wineries.
Governor Inslee yesterday signed Proclamation 20-05, which allows the WSLCB to waive the penalties for failure to timely remit tax payments until April 22. This does not waive taxes due but temporarily allows for a late payment without assessing automatic, statute-directed penalties.
To be eligible for deferment: Continue to submit sales reports to the WSLCB, even if you are not able to pay on time. Submit requests to pay late & have penalties waived by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, Washington wineries may continue all currently allowed activities, as the wine industry falls under the “essential workforce” category of agriculture. Although wineries and tasting rooms must be closed for in-person tastings and events, wineries may offer sales to-go, curbside sales and deliveries under proper social distancing recommendations. Please refer to the article on our website for details on all current restrictions and allowances.
Please contact us if we can help answer questions or otherwise be helpful. We are all in this together.