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

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Louisiana wine taxes, permits, and rules

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

08/01/2021

Permit

Permitting

DTC Permit Required: Yes

Permit Type: ATC Direct Shipper Permit, LDR Registration required

Permit Fee: ATC Fee: $250, LDR Fee: $150

Permit Expiration: ATC expiration: December 31 of each year, LDR expiration: June 30 of each yearPermit Bond: N/A

Permit Bond: No

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Sales tax

Transactional Tax Required: Sales tax (for wineries that have $100,000 or more in gross revenue from Louisiana sales in a calendar year OR the total number of sales into Louisiana is greater than 200)

Transactional Tax Type Rate: 4.450%

Local Sales Tax: Yes (if their sales in the state exceeded $500,000 annually)

Local Sales Tax Range: 0%–7%

Sales Tax on Shipping: Yes, but wineries offering the option to purchasers to pick up the wine at the winery/tasting room are exempt from charging taxes on shipping.

Excise

Excise tax

Excise Tax(es) Collected: Gallonage Tax

Wine Rates Range: $0.20–$0.55/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

Direct Shipment: Monthly by the 20th

Record Retention: At least 2 years

Requirements

Product Registration*

Product Restrictions: N/A

Product Registration: Registrations are valid for one calendar year.

Registration Fees: $5 per year per label

Labeling Requirements: The words “Alcoholic Beverage – Direct Shipment” and “Unlawful to Sell or Deliver to Anyone under 21 Years of Age” shall be marked and clearly visible on both the front and back of the package in lettering measuring at least ¼ inch in height.

*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

Louisiana 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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