Last Updated: February 25, 2018


DTC Permit
  • Required: Yes
  • Fee: $50
  • Expiration:June 30th of each year

Sales Tax

Gross Receipts Tax
  • Required:Yes
  • State:5.125%
  • Local:No
  • Tax on Shipping:Yes

Excise Tax

  • Required: Yes
  • Wine: $.45/liter
  • Fortified Wine: $1.50/liter
  • Small Winery -first 80,000 liters: $.10/liter
  • Small Winery – 80,001 to 950,000 liters: $.20/liter

Volume Limit

Limits per Winery
  • 2 cases per person per month


  • Required:Yes
  • Sales Tax: Monthly by the 25th
  • Excise Tax: Monthly by the 25th

Product Requirements

Additional Information

New Mexico transitioned from a reciprocal state to a permit state on July 1, 2011. Beginning July 1, 2011 all wineries must have a permit and NM tax identification number in order to ship to consumers. Direct Shipper Renewal Applications are due April 1st, and must be notarized.

  • Submit proof of New Mexico CRS # from NM Taxation & Revenue Department with Direct Wine Shipper Permit Application.
  • Excise taxes and Gross Receipts Tax (similar to sales tax) must be reported monthly. Gross Receipts Tax Returns must be filed online using the E-file system.
  • Wine must be shipped in packages that are conspicuously labeled with the words: “CONTAINS ALCOHOL SIGNATURE OF PERSON 21 YEARS OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY.”

For small wineries or winegrowers, the liquor excise tax rate on the increased volume limit is $0.30 per liter of wine for sales from 950,001 to 1,499,999 liters. The tax rate of $0.10 per liter of wine still applies to the first 80,000 liters sold, and the tax rate of $0.20 per liter of wine applies to sales from 80,001 to 950,000 liters. A small winegrower is a person who produces less than 1,500,000 liters of wine in one year (effective Jan. 1, 2014).

New Mexico Governor Signs Direct Shipping Legislation

April 14, 2011

On April 6, 2011 Governor Martinez signed direct shipping legislation, Senate Bill 445, into law transitioning New Mexico from a reciprocal state to a permit state. The legislation becomes effective on July 1, 2011 and brings New Mexico into compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2005 Granholm v. Heald ruling by allowing wineries in every … Read More ⟶


New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department
Alcohol and Gaming Division
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-4875
Fax: (505) 476-4595
New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department
PO Box 25123
Santa Fe, NM 87504-5123
Phone: (505) 827-0700