The CA Governor signed a relief package that authorizes the ABC to waive license renewal fee’s for eligible licenses that expire between March 1st, 2021 and February 28, 2023.

Eligible licenses are the following on sale licenses:

  1. The license type shall be one of the following: 021, 23, duplicate 23, 40, 41, 42, 47, duplicate 47, 48, duplicate 48, 49, duplicate 49, 50, 51, 52, 57, duplicate 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 64, 68, 69, 71, duplicate 71, 72, duplicate 72, 74, 75, duplicate 75, 76, duplicate 76, 77, 78, duplicate 78, 83, 86, 87, duplicate 87, 99; and
  2. The license shall have been active during the period from March 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, inclusive; and
  3. The licensed premises’ primary operation was disrupted by health and safety restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you have a license coming up for renewal during the Period described above you must submit a renewal fee waiver request each year to receive a fee waiver. Go to the below link to Verify your eligibility and get Form ABC-SCF to file when you receive a renewal notice.

Take advantage of this – everything helps!!

1 The renewal fee waiver is available only to type 02 licenses that produced less than 100,000 gallons of wine during the fiscal year in which the license expires. Licensees holding a type 02 license should visit our website for further guidance specific to winegrowers. Duplicate 02 licenses are not eligible for fee relief.

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Gregory Kniss CPA - Los Angeles CPAGregory A. Kniss, CPA, Chairman of the Board
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Gregory Kniss, CPA, is Chairman of the Board for KROST & KBKG. Greg has been actively involved with the firm’s business consulting and tax practice for nearly 40 years. Early in his career, Greg expanded and later became the Principal in charge of the firm’s restaurant industry practice. Over the years, it became the firm’s largest industry niche. » Full Bio