Want to set your business up for success this year?
Virginia ABC can help, we encourage licensees to create a Virginia ABC Licensing, or “VAL” account and sync your licenses. The system makes it effortless to manage licensee related records, submit annual reports, complete licensing tasks, track important dates and required training all from the convenience of your computer! You will notice an increase in efficiency and be better prepared for a Virginia ABC special agent to inspect your business.
The Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) requires licensees to comply with the following record keeping regulations.
In addition, mixed beverage licensees must track sales and purchases of all mixed beverages, food and nonalcoholic beverages. Once a year, each mixed beverage licensee is required to submit an annual review report to the Board showing all purchases and sales of alcoholic beverages during the year as well as an accurate inventory. (3 VAC 5-70-90.D & F). More information can be found on the Mixed Beverage Annual Review page.
What? MBAR is the name of a report that documents the food and beverage sales of mixed-beverage licensees.
When? Once a year within 30 days after the end of the mixed beverage licensee year. (VAC 5-70-90.D.2)
Where? Please take this opportunity to setup your VAL account, associate your existing licenses and complete your MBAR submission online.
To submit MBARs online, you must first create an account with Virginia ABC's Account Central, the portal that provides access to a range of web applications using a single log-on. Need assistance? Download instructions for filling the MBAR online (PDF).
Note: MBAR requires that inventory worksheets Form INVR be completed and uploaded into the VAL system. Instructions for completing inventory reports can be found here. It is necessary to report your current inventory. A Licensee must use separate forms for distilled spirits, wine and beer.
Due Dates and Penalties
MBAR documents are to be completed, signed by the licensee, returned to the ABC Headquarters in Mechanicsville by the due date. Failure to complete and return all required forms by the due date could result in suspension or revocation of your Alcoholic Beverage License.
Common reporting errors
Virginia ABC offers free online training to help managers, sellers and servers to become more responsible and better understand ABC laws, rules and regulations. For more information, contact Education and Prevention, (804) 977-7440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.