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Offline kylekohlmorgen

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Re: CSB (Community Supported Breweries)
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2013, 10:59:53 AM »
The issue is that the website is facilitating beer sales to the final customer and taking a cut of what is received, which sounds like retailing. The website is doing business across state lines which makes it subject to federal jurisdiction, hence the TTB involvement.

A retailer profits from the purchase and sale of product. The website isn't buying anything, its just providing a service to the brewery. The more times the service is provided, the more profit is earned. Seems more like the "Square" app used by Tasting Rooms to accept credit cars. 
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Re: CSB (Community Supported Breweries)
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2013, 11:13:52 AM »
The issue is that the website is facilitating beer sales to the final customer and taking a cut of what is received, which sounds like retailing. The website is doing business across state lines which makes it subject to federal jurisdiction, hence the TTB involvement.

A retailer profits from the purchase and sale of product. The website isn't buying anything, its just providing a service to the brewery. The more times the service is provided, the more profit is earned. Seems more like the "Square" app used by Tasting Rooms to accept credit cars.

+1, if taking a cut of monies earned by selling alcohol were any different than any other sale things would be very difficult for credit card processors, payroll processors, tax preparers, delivery companies...
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Re: CSB (Community Supported Breweries)
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2013, 11:25:19 AM »
The issue is that the website is facilitating beer sales to the final customer and taking a cut of what is received, which sounds like retailing. The website is doing business across state lines which makes it subject to federal jurisdiction, hence the TTB involvement.

A retailer profits from the purchase and sale of product. The website isn't buying anything, its just providing a service to the brewery. The more times the service is provided, the more profit is earned. Seems more like the "Square" app used by Tasting Rooms to accept credit cars.

+1, if taking a cut of monies earned by selling alcohol were any different than any other sale things would be very difficult for credit card processors, payroll processors, tax preparers, delivery companies...
Ticket sales to beer festivals would be a similar situation. Money is exchanged over state lines, but the beer is not. Online ticket vendors don't need liquor licenses.

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