Connecticut direct-to-consumer (DTC) wine shipping rules and regulations

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Connecticut wine taxes, permits, and rules

What to know about shipping wine DTC in Connecticut
Last Updated:

08/01/2021

Permit

Permitting

DTC Permit Required: Yes

Permit Type: DTC Permit

Permit Fee: $315, plus one-time $100 fee

Permit Expiration: 1 year from issue date

Permit Bond: Yes

Permit Notes: N/A

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Sales tax

Transactional Tax Required: Sales tax

Transactional Tax Type Rate: 6.350%

Local Sales Tax: No

Local Sales Tax Range: N/A

Sales Tax on Shipping: Yes

Excise

Excise tax

Excise Tax(es) Collected: Alchoholic Beverage Tax

Wine Rates Range: $0.20-$1.98/gal

Shipping

Volume limits

Consumer Limit (Off-site): 25 750ml bottles every two months

Consumer Limit (On-site): 25 750ml bottles every two months

Per State Aggregate: Unlimited

Reporting

Returns

Required? Yes

Sales Tax: Last day of each month

Use Tax: N/A

Excise Tax: Last day of each month

Direct Shipment: Last day of each month

Record Retention: At least 3 years

Requirements

Product Registration*

Product Restrictions: Only wines manufactured by the permittee on the permitted premises may be sold and shipped to consumers. $200 per label for a 3-year period.

Product Registration: Labels approved for wholesale distribution are also approved for direct-to-consumer sales.

Registration Fees: $200 per label for a 3-year period.

Labeling Requirements: Wine sold and shipped directly to consumers in Connecticut must be packaged in containers conspicuously labeled to indicate alcoholic contents and the signature of a person 21 years of age or older is required for delivery.

*Nearly all states have some kind of rule regarding how wine must be labeled when being shipped direct to consumer. Please check for the unique rule for your state.

Information

Additional information

Connecticut DOR site

Please note: Tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this page is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.

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