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

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Kentucky wine taxes, permits, and rules

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

08/01/2021

Permit

Permitting

DTC Permit Required: Yes

Permit Type: DTC Permit

Permit Fee: $100

Permit Expiration: 1 year from issue date

Permit Bond: No

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Sales tax

Transactional Tax Required: Sales tax

Transactional Tax Type Rate: 6.000%

Local Sales Tax: No

Local Sales Tax Range: N/A

Sales Tax on Shipping: Yes

Excise

Excise tax

Excise Tax(es) Collected: Excise Tax Owed by Direct Shipper

Wine Rates Range: $0.50–$1.92/gal

Shipping

Volume limits

Consumer Limit (Off-site): 12 cases per adult per household per year

Consumer Limit (On-site): 12 cases per adult per household per year

Per State Aggregate: Unlimited

Reporting

Returns

Required? Yes

Sales Tax: Monthly by the 20th

Use Tax: N/A

Excise Tax: Monthly by the 20th (The excise tax filing schedule has changed to monthly, effective for tax periods beginning on or after April 1, 2021)

Direct Shipment: Quarterly by the 20th

Record Retention: At least 3 years

Requirements

Product Registration*

Product Restrictions: N/A

Product Registration: Effective March 12, 2021, brand registration is not required for direct-to-consumer products.

Registration Fees: N/A

Labeling Requirements: None

*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

Kentucky 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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Integrate with existing business systems

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