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

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

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Rhode Island wine taxes, permits, and rules

Last Updated:

08/01/2021

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Permit

Permitting

DTC License Required: No

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Sales tax

State Sales Tax: No

Local Sales Tax: No

Sales Tax on Shipping: No

Excise

Alcohol tax

DTC wine shipments are prohibited in Rhode Island.

Notes: On-site shipments only

Shipping

Volume limits

Consumer Limit: Prohibited

Per State Aggregate: Unlimited for on-site orders

Reporting

Returns

Sales Tax & Use Tax: No

Excise Tax: No

Direct Shipment: No

Record Retention: N/A

Requirements

Product requirements*

Product Restrictions: None

Product Registration: Not required

Registration Fees: None

Product Requirements: Outside of the direct shipment container must be labeled with the language: “Contains Alcohol, Adult Signature (over 21) 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

Rhode Island 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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