Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Shippers and Sales Tax: What You Need to Know
For DtC shippers of beverage alcohol — including wine, beer and spirits — managing sales tax obligations across jurisdictions can be quite difficult since rules, regulations, filing requirements and reporting timelines vary significantly state by state.
Sales tax is uniquely complex in the United States. It can be applied at every jurisdictional level: state, city, county and district — but without rate uniformity. This means that there is a lot to know about sales tax in order to compliantly ship alcohol DtC.
How to stay on top of it all? This resource details everything you need to know about sales tax in order to remain in compliance when shipping alcohol to consumers across state lines, avoiding the risk of fines and other penalties, such as loss of licensure that can be devastating to your business.