(1) A spirits retailer licensee may not sell spirits under this license until June 1, 2012. A spirits retailer is a retail license. The holder of a spirits retailer license is allowed to:
(a) Sell spirits in original containers to consumers for off-premises consumption;
(b) Sell spirits in original containers to permit holders (see chapter 66.20
(c) Sell spirits in original containers to on-premises liquor retailers, for resale at their licensed premises, although no single sale may exceed twenty-four liters, and single sales to an on-premises licensee are limited to one per day; and
(d) Export spirits in original containers.
(2) A spirits retailer licensee that intends to sell to another retailer must possess a basic permit under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. This permit must provide for purchasing distilled spirits for resale at wholesale. A copy of the federal basic permit must be submitted to the board. A federal basic permit is required for each location from which the spirits retailer licensee plans to sell to another retailer.
(3) A sale by a spirits retailer licensee is a retail sale only if not for resale to an on-premises spirits retailer. On-premises retail licensees that purchase spirits from a spirits retail licensee must abide by RCW 66.24.630
(4) A spirits retail licensee must pay to the board seventeen percent of all spirits sales. The first payment is due to the board October 1, 2012, for sales from June 1, 2012, to June 30, 2012 (see WAC 314-02-109
for quarterly reporting requirements).
Reporting of spirits sales and payment of fees must be submitted on forms provided by the board.
(5) The annual fee for a spirits retail license is one hundred sixty-six dollars.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.055, 66.24.160, 66.24.630, and 66.24.640. 12-12-065, § 314-02-106, filed 6/5/12, effective 7/6/12.]