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

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

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Pennsylvania 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: $250

Permit Expiration: December 31 of each year

Permit Bond: No

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Sales tax

State Sales Tax: Yes

State Sales Tax Rate: 6.000%

Local Sales Tax: Yes

Local Sales Tax Range: 0%–2.0%

Sales Tax on Shipping: Yes

Excise

Alcohol tax

Wine Excise Tax: $2.50/gal

Shipping

Volume limits

Consumer Limit: Maximum of 36 cases of wine, up to 9 liters per case, in a calendar year to a Pennsylvania resident

Per State Aggregate: Unlimited

Reporting

Returns

Required? Yes

Sales Tax: Quarterly by the 20th

Use Tax: N/A

Excise Tax: Quarterly by the 20th

Direct Shipment: Quarterly by the 20th

Record Retention: N/A

Requirements

Product requirements*

Product Restrictions: None

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

Registration Fees: None

Product Requirements: The outside of boxes must be labeled 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

Pennsylvania 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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