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

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Maryland wine taxes, permits, and rules

Last Updated:

08/01/2021

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Permit

Permitting

DTC Permit Required: Yes

Permit Type: DTC Permit

Permit Fee: $200

Permit Expiration: June 30 of each year

Permit Bond: Yes

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Sales tax

State Sales Tax: Yes

State Sales Tax Rate: 6.000%

Local Sales Tax: No

Sales Tax on Shipping: No

Excise

Alcohol tax

Direct Wine Shipper Tax: $0.60–$1.24/gal

Shipping

Volume limits

Consumer Limit: 18 cases per winery per household per year

Per State Aggregate: Unlimited

Reporting

Returns

Required? Yes

Sales Tax: Quarterly by the 20th

Use Tax: N/A

Excise Tax: Quarterly by the 10th

Direct Shipment: Quarterly by the 10th

Record Retention: At least 3 years

Requirements

Product requirements*

Product Restrictions: A direct wine shipper’s permit entitles the holder to sell only those wines it has produced

Product Registration: Submit a list of wines (identified by brand name and type) at the time of licensure or renewal to be shipped to Maryland consumers. Only product labels identified on the list may be shipped.

Registration Fees: None

Product Requirements: All containers of wine shipped directly to a Maryland consumer must be conspicuously labeled with the following: name of shipper; name and address of consumer; and the words “Contains alcohol: Signature of person 21 years of age or older 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

Maryland 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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