While there have been significant decreases in the number of alcohol-related accidents, fatalities and injuries in the past twenty years, WSWA remains steadfast in its commitment to fighting drunk driving. Ignition interlocks are an important new technology that will help combat drunk driving.
LIFO (Last-In, First-Out) is a widely-accepted inventory accounting used by large and small companies throughout the U.S. economy since 1938. Virtually every WSWA member company uses the LIFO method.
Any tax reform effort must be comprehensive in nature – taking into account changes to both personal and corporate tax rates. In recent years, there have been attempts to force most pass through entities – S corporations, partnerships, limited liability corporations, etc. – to become C corporations.
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.
Congress should fully fund the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) at $111 million in FY 2017, including $5 million dedicated to trade practice enforcement.