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

It feels like everyone is ordering wine online. Does Ohio permit DTC wine shipping? Find out and learn wine tax rates and rules for your state.

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Ohio wine taxes, permits, and rules

Last Updated:

08/01/2021

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Permitting

DTC Permit Required: Yes

Permit Type: DTC Permit

Permit Fee: $25

Permit Expiration: October 1 of each year

Permit Bond: No

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Sales tax

State Sales Tax: Yes

State Sales Tax Rate: 5.75%

Local Sales Tax: Yes

Local Sales Tax Range: 0%–2.25%

Sales Tax on Shipping: Yes

Excise

Alcohol tax

Wine, Malt Beverage: $0.30–$0.98/gal

Beer Tax Grape Fund: $0.02/gal Grape Fund

Shipping

Volume limits

Consumer Limit: 24 cases per household for combined on-site and off-site sales

Per State Aggregate: Unlimited

Reporting

Returns

Required? Yes

Sales Tax: Semiannually by the 23rd

Use Tax: N/A

Excise Tax: Annually by January 18

Direct Shipment: Within 60 days after every year

Record Retention: At least 3 years

Requirements

Product requirements*

Product Restrictions: Only wines produced by the permittee may be sold and shipped to consumers.

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

Registration Fees: $50 per label

Product Requirements: Label outside of boxes with the phrase “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

Ohio 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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