Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0100-06-.08 - NON-RESIDENT SELLER PERMITS

(1) Anyone desiring to import, ship, or transport alcoholic beverages into the State of Tennessee for distribution and/or sale within the State of Tennessee must make application to the Commission for a non-resident seller's permit. Such application shall include the name of the entity applying for the permit, and the true ownership thereof. Before alcohol may be imported, shipped, or transported into the State of Tennessee for distribution and/or sale within the boundaries of the State of Tennessee, such importer, broker, manufacturer, or supplier of the alcoholic beverage must first have obtained and be issued a non-resident permit by the Commission. Further, before alcohol may be imported, shipped, or transported into the State of Tennessee for distribution and/or sale within the boundaries of the State of Tennessee, such importer, broker, manufacturer, or supplier of the alcoholic beverage must have received from the Tennessee Department of Revenue a brand approval letter.

However, only after the receipt of a non-resident seller permit issued by the Commission may that importer, broker, manufacturer, or supplier, attempt to register their brands with the Tennessee Department of Revenue.

(2) Each non-resident seller permit shall be valid for one (1) calendar year and shall expire on December 31 of that year. It is the responsibility of the permittee to submit a complete application and payment of the annual license fee prior to the expiration of the permit. The expiration date printed on the permit serves as notice of the need to seek the renewal of the permit by the expiration date, and no additional notice is required. Non-resident seller permits will be closed on the business day after expiration if both an application and a license fee have not been received. If the Commission receives an application and license fee prior to the expiration date, closing of the permit will be tolled, and the permit will remain valid until the Commission reviews the application. The applicant shall resolve any outstanding issues and submit any additional documentation to the Commission no later than 30 days after the expiration date. Permits that the Commission does not renew, will close 45 days after the license expiration date, regardless of the date of closure.
(3) Should the non-resident seller change ownership, the new owner must make application for a non-resident seller's permit as referenced in paragraph (1) above before importing, shipping, or transporting any alcoholic beverages into the State of Tennessee for distribution and/or sale within the state.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0100-06-.08
Original rule filed March 10, 2010; effective June 8, 2010. Repeal and new rules filed January 25, 2019; to have become effective April 25, 2019. However, the Government Operations Committee filed a 60-day stay of the effective date of the rules; new effective date June 24, 2019. Amendments filed June 2, 2022; effective 8/31/2022.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 57-1-201, 57-1-209, 57-3-104, 57-3-104(c)(4), 57-3-202, 57-3-213, 57-3-602, and 57-3-605.

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