Tax 7.23(2)(b)2. 2. Enter into contracts or other arrangements directly with non-licensed third parties to sponsor an event or sponsor radio or television broadcasts, to make payment for advertising, or to provide other services or things of value if all 3 of the following conditions are met:
Tax 7.23(2)(b)2.a. a. No payments, services or other things of value are made directly or indirectly by the brewer or wholesaler to a Class “B" licensee.
Tax 7.23(2)(b)2.b. b. The payments, services or other things of value are not contingent upon the event being held at any premises designated by the brewer or wholesaler.
Tax 7.23(2)(b)2.c. c. The sponsor's products are not required to be sold or served at the premises selected by the non-licensed third party.
Tax 7.23(2)(b)3. 3. Permit refrigerated trucks or trailers to remain on Class “B" licensed premises for the storage of beer during an event. At the conclusion of the event the brewer, bottler or wholesaler may issue one invoice to the Class “B" licensee for the beer actually used at the event.
Tax 7.23(3) (3)Examples of prohibited activities. Subject to the limitations in sub. (2) (a) and (b), examples of conduct prohibited by s. 125.33 (1), Stats., and this section include:
Tax 7.23(3)(a) (a) A brewer or wholesaler may not sponsor an association, team or other organization for a campus or Class “B" licensee or permittee or have a Class “B" licensee, corporate officer or partner who is part of an association, team or other organization it sponsors.
Tax 7.23(3)(b) (b) A brewer or wholesaler may not hire persons to provide a concert or music at a Class “B" licensed premises.
Tax 7.23(4) (4)Brewer's permit requirements.
Tax 7.23(4)(a)(a) A brewer producing or selling fermented malt beverages in this state shall file an application for a brewer's permit with the department in the manner prescribed by the department.
Tax 7.23(4)(b) (b) A production brewer is required to obtain federal label approval and a federal brewer's notice from the federal alcohol and tobacco tax and trade bureau.
Tax 7.23(4)(c)1.1. An application filed under par. (a) shall include a certification by the recipe-brewer as to both of the following:
Tax 7.23(4)(c)1.a. a. The recipe-brewer is contracting with a production brewer to produce fermented malt beverages.
Tax 7.23(4)(c)1.b. b. The contract between the recipe-brewer and production brewer specifically provides that the production brewer is an agent of the recipe-brewer and the recipe-brewer has retained the right to control the work contracted for.
Tax 7.23(4)(c)2. 2. Upon request of the department, a recipe-brewer shall provide the department with the contract under subd. 1. a. and b. for the department's inspection.
Tax 7.23(4)(c)3. 3. A contract under subd. 1. a. and b. may be contingent upon the recipe-brewer receiving a permit under s. 125.29, Stats.
Tax 7.23(4)(d) (d) An application filed under par. (a) shall designate the premises where the fermented malt beverages will be manufactured as the exclusive permitted brewery premises and provide the permit number of the production brewer.
Tax 7.23(4)(e) (e) 1. All applications for issuance or renewal of permits under s. 125.29, Stats., shall be processed by department personnel generally familiar with activities of fermented malt beverage brewers. The issuance and renewal of permits shall be done in coordination with the enforcement of the requirements of s. 125.29 (1) and (2), Stats.
Tax 7.23(4)(e)2. 2. A permit issued or renewed under this paragraph is specific to the premises of the production brewer. If the recipe-brewer seeks to have fermented malt beverages manufactured at multiple locations, it shall submit brewer's permit applications for each new premise.
Tax 7.23(4)(f) (f) For purposes of s. 139.05 (2), Stats., the recipe-brewer is the brewer that is required to file tax returns.
Tax 7.23(4)(g) (g) A recipe-brewer shall include fermented malt beverages manufactured in a contract brewing arrangement in the report required under s. 139.11 (2), Stats. A production brewer shall exclude fermented malt beverages manufactured in a contract brewing arrangement from the report required under s. 139.11 (2), Stats.
Tax 7.23(4)(h) (h) For purposes of the eligible producers tax credit under s. 139.02, Stats., the recipe-brewer is the producer.
Tax 7.23(5) (5)Fermented malt beverage wholesaler warehouse facilities.
Tax 7.23(5)(a)(a) Minimum requirements for warehouse facilities. The premises described in a permit issued under s. 125.28, Stats., shall be a minimum of 1,000 square feet of floor space and shall be located in a free-standing building that is not part of or connected to a premises covered by a retail license or permit issued under s. 125.25, 125.26, or 125.27, Stats.
Tax 7.23(5)(b) (b) Exception to minimum requirements. The secretary of revenue may waive the requirement that a premises described in a permit issued under s. 125.28, Stats., be a minimum of 1,000 square feet of floor space when the secretary determines that the waiver is fair and equitable, if the applicant or permittee does both of the following:
Tax 7.23(5)(b)1. 1. Submits a written request for a waiver along with the application for issuance or renewal of a permit.
Tax 7.23(5)(b)2. 2. Indicates how the requirements described in par. (a) and s. 125.28 (5) (a), Stats., other than the requirement that the premises described in the permit be a minimum of 1,000 square feet of floor space, will be or have been met.
Tax 7.23(5)(c) (c) Purchases by a wholesaler. Every permittee under s. 125.28, Stats., shall retain invoices covering all purchases of fermented malt beverages stored at the premises described in the permit for 4 years from the date of the invoice. The invoices shall be retained on the premises described in the permit for 2 years from the date of the invoice, and shall be open to inspection at all reasonable times by any representative of the department.
Tax 7.23(5)(d) (d) Inventory records. Every permittee under s. 125.28, Stats., shall complete a written inventory listing the entire stock of fermented malt beverages stored at the premises described in the permit as of the close of business on the last day of every month. A copy of the inventory listing shall be retained by the permittee for 4 years from the date the inventory is completed. The inventory listing shall be retained on the premises described in the permit for 2 years from the date the inventory is completed, and shall be open to inspection at all reasonable times by any representative of the department.
Tax 7.23(5)(e) (e) Inspections of warehouse facilities. Before issuing a permit under s. 125.28, Stats., the department shall conduct a site inspection of the premises described in the permit application to determine if such premises meets the minimum requirements described in par. (a). The department shall also conduct periodic site inspections of premises described in permits issued under s. 125.28, Stats. Site inspections shall be conducted by department personnel generally familiar with activities of fermented malt beverage wholesalers.
Tax 7.23(5)(f) (f) Background investigations of applicants. Before issuing a permit under s. 125.28, Stats., the department shall conduct a background investigation to determine whether the applicant is qualified to hold the permit. The background investigation shall be limited to obtaining information that is necessary to enable the department to verify that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements described in s. 125.28 (1) (a) and (2) (b), Stats.
Tax 7.23(5)(g) (g) Processing of permits by the department. All applications for issuance or renewal of permits under s. 125.28, Stats., shall be processed by department personnel generally familiar with activities of fermented malt beverage wholesalers. The issuance and renewal of permits shall be done in coordination with the enforcement of the requirements of s. 125.28 (5) (e), Stats.
Tax 7.23 Note Note: See 68 Atty Gen 395 for a discussion of s. Tax 7.23.
Tax 7.23 Note Note: This section interprets s. 125.33 (1), Stats.
Tax 7.23 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1979, No. 279, eff. 4-1-79; am. (1) (b) and (3) (intro.), Register, June, 1983, No. 330, eff. 7-1-83; am. (1) (a) to (c), (2) (a), (b) (intro.) and (3) (intro), r. (2) (b) 1., 2., 4. and 5., (3) (b), (d) and (e), renum. (2) (b) 3., 6. and (3) (c) to be (2) (b) 1., 2. and (3) (b) and am. (2) (b) 2. and (3) (b), r. and recr. (3) (a), Register, September, 1990, No. 417, eff. 10-1-90; renum. (2) (b) 7. under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, September, 1990, No. 417; EmR1201: emerg. am. (title), (1) (intro.), renum. (1) (a) to (d) to be (1) (b) and (g) to (i), cr. (1) (a), (c) to (f), (2) (title), am. (3) (intro.), cr. (4), (5) eff. 1-1-12; CR 12-013: am. (title), (1) (intro.), renum. (1) (a) to (d) to be (1) (b) and (g) to (i), cr. (1) (a), (c) to (f), (2) (title), am. (3) (intro.), cr. (4), (5) Register July 2012 No. 679, eff. 8-1-12.
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