New DTC Reporting Requirements in New Hampshire & Kansas


The State of New Hampshire has amended its rules relating to direct shipment to require any direct shipper permittee that uses the services of a fulfillment house to ship wine directly to NH consumers to include the name and address of the fulfillment house on their monthly report. In addition, direct shippers must report the total number of containers (bottles/cans) shipped to consumers and attach a shipment report listing: the vintage, brand, varietal and quantity of each wine product shipped, the prices charged for each product, the licensed common carrier and common carrier tracking number for each shipment. An updated version of the Direct Shipping Monthly Report is available on the Liquor Commission’s website and is due on or before the 15th of the following month, for any month in which a shipment was made.

The new rules also codified existing reporting requirements for fulfillment houses that ship into NH on behalf of direct shipper permit holders. Fulfillment house reports are due by the 10th of each month. Fulfillment houses that fail to report will be treated as unauthorized shippers. More information on NH’s direct shipping requirements are available here.


The Kansas ABC released a new version of its Special Order Shipping Annual Gallonage Tax Return and Sales Report and announced that Out-of-State Special Order Shipping licensees will be required to report the common carrier tracking number for each wine shipment sent to a KS consumer as of Jan. 1, 2020.. The gallonage tax return, payment and sales report must be submitted to the ABC on or before Jan. 15 following each calendar year reporting period. In addition, a Liquor Enforcement Tax return is due monthly.

Information on how to obtain a Special Order Wine Shipping license can be found here.