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

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Washington DC wine taxes, permits, and rules

What to know about shipping wine DTC in Washington DC
Last Updated:

08/01/2021

Permit

Permitting

DTC Permit Required: No

Permit Type: N/A

Permit Fee: N/A

Permit Expiration: N/A

Permit Bond: N/A

Permit Notes: N/A

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Sales tax

Transactional Tax Required: Sales tax (Only wineries with more than $100,000 of gross receipts from retail sales delivered into the District or more than 200 separate retail sales delivered in the District)

Transactional Tax Type Rate: 6.000%

Local Sales Tax: N/A

Local Sales Tax Range: N/A

Sales Tax on Shipping: N/A

Excise

Excise tax

Excise Tax(es) Collected: N/A

Wine Rates Range: N/A

Notes: No excise tax on DTC shipments in Washington, D.C.

Shipping

Volume limits

Consumer Limit (Off-site): One case per individual per month

Consumer Limit (On-site): One case per individual per month

Per State Aggregate: Unlimited

Reporting

Returns

Required? No

Sales Tax: N/A

Use Tax: N/A

Excise Tax: N/A

Direct Shipment: N/A

Record Retention: N/A

Requirements

Product Registration*

Product Restrictions: None

Product Registration: None

Registration Fees: None

Labeling Requirements: None

*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

Washington DC 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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Simplify returns filing, remittance, and reporting processes

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