Nevada

In 2017, Nevada was responsible for $26.5 million in DtC wine purchases, making it the 23rd-largest DtC wine market in the country. Nevada allows a limited amount of shipments without requiring the DtC shipper to have a license. That and its close proximity to the California wine country make Nevada an excellent state for a winery developing its DtC footprint to break into.

Here’s what you need to know to:
  • 1) Become compliant
  • 2) Stay compliant
  • 3) Expand your business in Nevada
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Steps to Compliance

STEP 1: Becoming Compliant

STEP 1: Becoming Compliant

The first step in expanding any DtC business in Nevada is becoming compliant with the many rules and regulations required there. Below is a list of what to watch out for.
  • Volume Limits

    Wineries are limited to shipping no more than 12 cases per individual per year.
  • Shipping Restrictions

    All packages containing wine must be clearly labeled, “Contains Alcohol: Signature of person 21 years of age or older required for delivery.”
  • Customer Information

    Wineries must collect at the time of purchase for regular reporting customer and order information, brands and volumes sold, and invoice numbers. Such information should also be kept on file, in case of audit.
  • Wholesaler Assignment

    Wineries who ship more than 25 cases per year (running from July 1-June 30) must designate a Nevada importer, if they have not done so already.
 

Tax Rates

Excise Tax:
• $0.70 per gallon on all wines with an ABV of 14% or less
• $1.30 per gallon on all wines with an ABV greater than 14%

Sales Tax: 6.85% + local rates. Nevada does not condition being a DtC seller on registering as a sales/use tax collector. Only wineries with nexus in Nevada are required to collect and remit sales tax.

STEP 2: Staying Compliant

STEP 2: Staying Compliant

The second step in expanding your business is staying compliant. Ensure you are able to continue shipping DtC in Nevada by following the guidelines below.
  • Tax Reports

    Excise Tax: LIQ-STC, due monthly, early filers may receive a discount of 3%. All wineries shipping DtC to Nevada residents must file excise tax returns, regardless of the amount they ship.

    Sales Tax: OS-114 SUT Return
  • Shipping Reports

    An order-by-order report summarizing customer information and package contents must be included with the monthly excise tax return.

STEP 3: Expanding Your Business

STEP 3: Expanding Your Business

As the 23rd-largest driver of sales among the 45 states that permit DtC wine sales, Nevada is prime real estate for wine sellers who are able to follow the regulations effectively.

License Required

Once a winery ships 200 cases of wine into Nevada per fiscal year (running from July 1-June 30), it must register with the state as a Certificate of Compliance holder. This certificate is available for $50, and must be renewed each year that the winery ships more than 200 cases.

STEP 4: Get In Touch with A DtC Expert

STEP 4: Get In Touch with A DtC Expert

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Use the map below to find out how to comply with other state's direct-to-consumer wine shipping rules.