Last Updated: February 25, 2018

Permit

DTC Permit
  • Required:Yes
  • Fee:$100
  • Expiration:1 yr from issue date

Sales Tax

  • Required:Yes
  • State: 6.50%
  • Local: Yes
  • Tax on Shipping: Yes

Excise Tax

  • Required: Yes
  • Non-Fortified: $.2292/liters
  • Fortified: $.4536/liters

Volume Limit

Limits per Winery
  • Unlimited

Reporting

  • Required: Yes
  • Sales Tax: Filing frequency based on annual tax liability
  • Excise Tax: Monthly by the 20th (annual filing allowed under certain conditions)
  • Record Retention: At least 3 years

Product Requirements

Product Restrictions
  • ONLY wines produced by the permittee may be sold and shipped to consumers

Additional Information

Effective July 1, 2006 wineries must have an approved permit and pay sales and excise tax. If a WA state winery has a Domestic Winery permit, nothing additional is required. If an out-of-state winery holds a Wine Certificate of Approval (COA), there is no fee and only an endorsement is required. Out-of-state wineries must have a COA. The fees for obtaining a COA to ship to consumers only are: $100 license fee + $19 application fee + $5 trade name fee.

  • A wine shipper’s permit holder, a winery certificate of approval holder, or domestic winery who advertises or offers wine for direct shipment to customers within this state must clearly and conspicuously display the permit or license number in its advertising.
  • Shipping container labeling must contain language that the package cannot be delivered to persons under 21 years of age or a person who appears intoxicated.

WSLCB Eliminates Online Tax Filing Fee

November 7, 2011

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) has announced that businesses will no longer be charged a convenience fee to use the Online Tax and Reporting Payment System. As of, October 26, 2011 wineries, breweries and Washington retailers will not be charged a $1.00 convenience fee to file monthly tax reports and make tax payments … Read More ⟶

CONTACT INFORMATION

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
3000 Pacific Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98504-3080
Phone: (360) 664-1600
Washington State Department of Licensing
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98504-3075
Phone: (360) 664-1400
Fax: (360) 570-7875
Washington State Department of Revenue
PO Box 47476
Olympia, WA 98504-7476
Phone: 1-800-647-7706