- Expiration:1 yr from issue date
- State: 6.50%
- Local: Yes
- Tax on Shipping: Yes
- Required: Yes
- Table Wine: $.2292/liters
- Fortified Wine: $.4536/liters
Limits per Winery
- 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
- Not Required
- ONLY wines produced by the permittee may be sold and shipped to consumers
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.
States Enforce DTC RulesFebruary 6, 2020
The continued growth of the direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales channel means that states will continue to make DTC shipping laws a priority for enforcement in 2020. An increasing number of states are investigating DTC shipments and conducting compliance checks on direct shipper permit holders and common carriers. Wineries that ship directly to consumers outside of California … Read More ⟶