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

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Texas wine taxes, permits, and rules

What to know about shipping wine DTC in Texas
Last Updated:

08/01/2021

Permit

Permitting

DTC Permit Required: Yes

Permit Type: DTC Permit

Permit Fee: $526

Permit Expiration: 2 years from issue date

Permit Bond: N/A

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Sales tax

Transactional Tax Required: Sales tax

Transactional Tax Type Rate: 6.250%

Local Sales Tax: Yes

Local Sales Tax Range: 0.125%-2%

Sales Tax on Shipping: Yes

Excise

Excise tax

Excise Tax(es) Collected: Alcohol Excise Tax

Wine Rates Range: $0.204–$0.408/gal

Shipping

Volume limits

Consumer Limit (Off-site): 9 gallons per person during a calendar month, not to exceed 36 gallons annually

Consumer Limit (On-site): 9 gallons per person during a calendar month, not to exceed 36 gallons annually

Per State Aggregate: 35,000 gallons shipped into Texas annually

Reporting

Returns

Required? Yes

Sales Tax: Quarterly by the 10th

Use Tax: N/A

Excise Tax: Monthly by the 15th if > 5,000 gal/yr shipped

Direct Shipment: Monthly by the 15th if >5,000 gal/year shipped, Quarterly by the 15th if < 5,000 gal/year

Record Retention: At least 5 years

Requirements

Product Registration*

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

Product Registration: Not required

Registration Fees: N/A

Labeling Requirements: All wine sold or shipped by an out-of-state winery direct shipper’s permittee must be in a package that is clearly labeled as containing wine.

*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

Texas 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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