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

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West Virginia wine taxes, permits, and rules

What to know about shipping wine DTC in West Virginia
Last Updated:

08/01/2021

Permit

Permitting

DTC Permit Required: Yes

Permit Type: DTC Permit

Permit Fee: $150-$250

Permit Expiration: Sept. 30th of each year

Permit Bond: No

Permit Notes: N/A

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Sales tax

Transactional Tax Required: Sales tax and Wine Distributors Tax

Transactional Tax Type Rate: Sales tax = 5% Wine distributors tax = 6%

Local Sales Tax: Yes

Local Sales Tax Range: 0%-1%

Sales Tax on Shipping: Yes

Excise

Excise tax

Excise Tax(es) Collected: Direct Shipper's Wine Excise Tax

Wine Rates Range: $0.26406/L

Shipping

Volume limits

Consumer Limit (Off-site): 2 cases per person per month combined on-site and off-site, maximum 9 liters per case

Consumer Limit (On-site): 2 cases per person per month combined on-site and off-site, maximum 9 liters per case

Per State Aggregate: Unlimited

Reporting

Returns

Required? Yes

Sales Tax: Monthly by the 20th

Use Tax: N/A

Excise Tax: Monthly by the 15th

Direct Shipment: Monthly by the 15th

Record Retention: At least 3 years

Requirements

Product Registration*

Product Restrictions: Only wine and nonfortified dessert wine, port, sherry, or Madeira wines may be sold and shipped to consumers

Product Registration: A nonrefundable one-time application fee of $195 and license fee of $230 is required to be submitted with the application for a license.

Registration Fees: N/A

Labeling Requirements: All containers of wine must be clearly and conspicuously labeled with the words “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

West Virginia 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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