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

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Tennessee 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: $150, plus one-time $300 fee

Permit Expiration: 1 year from issue date

Permit Bond: N/A

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Sales tax

State Sales Tax: Yes

State Sales Tax Rate: 7.000%

Local Sales Tax: Yes

Local Sales Tax Range: 0%-3%

Sales Tax on Shipping: Yes

Excise

Alcohol tax

Alcoholic Beverage Tax: $1.10–$1.21/gal

Shipping

Volume limits

Consumer Limit: 9 liters per person per month, not to exceed 27 liters (3 cases) per year

Per State Aggregate: Unlimited

Reporting

Returns

Required? Yes

Sales Tax: Monthly by the 20th

Use Tax: N/A

Excise Tax: Annually by Jan 15th

Direct Shipment: N/A

Record Retention: At least 3 years

Requirements

Product requirements*

Product Restrictions: A winery direct shipper may only ship their own wine brands.

Product Registration: Registration required with Tennessee DOR prior to distribution.

Registration Fees: N/A

Product Requirements: Any shipment of wine shall be made only in containers that clearly indicate on the exterior of the container, visible to a person at least three feet (3′) away, that the container “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

Tennessee 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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