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Compliance Update: CRV Bottle Fee & Wine eCommerce

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On January 1, 2024, California Refund Value (CRV) was applied to wine products sold in and shipped to California. Corksy has enabled the ability to add the CRV tax to qualifying purchases. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The CRV fee is not enabled by default. Wineries are required to pay the CRV tax but they are not required to pass this expense onto your customer. You may choose if you want to charge your customers the CRV tax or not. 

Our CRV calculation will automatically apply the appropriate tax to a customer’s order based on their location, size of the bottle in milliliters (mL), package material (glass, cardboard, etc.), and the number of items in a package (bundles). 

If the “Wine” product type is added to an order, our system will charge the appropriate CRV fee based on two factors: 

  1. If the customer’s shipping address is in California, or it is a pickup order, and the pickup location is in California 
  2. The size of the bottle in mL 

For bottle sizes 1-749 mL, the rate is $0.05 

For bottle sizes of 750 mL and larger, the rate is $0.10 

Corksy Manual Compliance 

If you are connected with Corksy Manual compliance, Corksy will find the required information for the CRV tax calculation from the product fields you entered when creating a new SKU.

This includes the 

  • Beverage Container Material – There are different rates based on material (Glass)
  • NetVolume – This is container size, which will affect the CRV amount (mL)
  • PackSize – Determines the quantifier of CRV amount, i.e., (pack size)*CRV = total CRV amount.

By default, Corksy will assume all Wine products are made of Glass unless you specify otherwise. This will apply to any products created before 2/14/2024

Sovos Compliance 

If you are connected with Sovos compliance, Corksy will find the required information for the CRV tax calculation from the product fields you entered in Sovos. 

This includes the 

  • Beverage Container Material – There are different rates based on material (Glass)
  • NetVolume – This is container size, which will affect the CRV amount (mL)
  • PackSize – Determines the quantifier of CRV amount, i.e., (pack size)*CRV = total CRV amount.

By default, Sovos will assume all Wine products are made of Glass unless you specify otherwise. 

Avalara Compliance 

If you are connected with Avalara compliance, Corksy will find the required information for the CRV tax calculation from the product fields you entered in Avalara. 

This includes the 

  • Beverage Container Material – There are different rates based on material (Glass)
  • NetVolume – This is container size, which will affect the CRV amount (mL)
  • PackSize – Determines the quantifier of CRV amount, i.e., (pack size)*CRV = total CRV amount.

By default, Avalara will assume all Wine products are made of Glass unless you specify otherwise. 

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