LIFO (Last in, First Out) is a generally-accepted accounting principle that has been extensively used by large and small companies since 1938.
WSWA believes that any tax reform legislation must take into account S Corporations, partnerships, limited liability corporations, and sole proprietorships as well as C corporation rates. Arbitrarily forcing flow-through businesses to become C Corporations will result in significant tax increases for American family-owned business.
As Congress seeks to make the United States Postal Service (USPS) solvent, it is imperative that individual state laws concerning the direct to consumer shipping of wine, beer and spirits are respected.
WSWA is committed to responsible distribution of alcohol and prevention of underage drinking.
While there have been significant decreases in the number of alcohol related crashes, fatalities and injuries in the last two decades, the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) remains steadfast in its commitment to fighting drunk driving.
The WSWA Convention & Exposition is where distributors seek out new and exciting beverage products for U.S. consumers, meet with existing portfolio partners and look for services to enhance internal operations. This event will provide you with THE opportunities you need to introduce new products or simply grow your brands, products or services in the U.S. marketplace. Mark your calendars for April 12-15 2015 in Orlando, Fla.
One of WSWA’s most popular and successful programs is the Council for Leadership Development (CLD) Conference, an executive training conference where we help equip the next generation of industry leaders with the tools, skills and resources they need to succeed. CLD helps ensure that the next generation of wholesaler leaders is prepared to handle the varied challenges that await them and the industry in the coming years. The 2015 conference will be held at The Nines Hotel in Portland, OR. For more information, contact Kari Langerman.
The annual Fall Membership Meeting (FMM) is WSWA’s primary annual governance meeting where Board members start determining next year’s agenda and provide direction on legislative, legal and regulatory matters. FMM also offers members the opportunity to network with fellow wholesalers and state association executives as well as engage with a host of interesting speakers. For more information, contact Kari Langerman.
U.S.-Style Three Tier System Could Address Beverage Alcohol Challenges in U.K, WSWA Says
The nation’s nearly 6,000 wine and spirits wholesaler locations are the crucial part of the responsible and efficient distribution system that delivers adults the widest variety of products available anywhere in the world in a manner that controls access for of-age consumers, delivers tax revenue to local, state and federal governments, and ensures product safety and consumer protection.
The UK should consider adopting a similar structure to the US' three-tier alcohol system to tackle alcohol duty fraud, a trade group has recommended.
U.S. Beverage Alcohol Industry Generates Billions in Tax Revenue, Contributes Thousands of Jobs to State Economies
Awards presented to 10 companies in 13 states
Industry Groups Note Constructive and Effective Relationship with Regulator, Say Government Needs to Increase TTB Budget to Keep Pace with Changing Market