For Questions Contact:
Florida Department of Professional Business Regulations
Division of Alcoholic Beverages
1940 N. Monroe
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1020
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Wineries are obligated file a monthly report and pay excise taxes on direct wine shipments. Sales/Use taxes are to be reported and paid by the consumer. There are no quantity limits. There are 3 dry counties in Florida where direct wine shipments are prohibited: Lafayette, Liberty, Washington. A container may not exceed 1 gallon.
Winery must keep direct shipping records in case of audit for both onsite and offsite sales to this region. Records of compliance for all sales made under the direct shipping permit must be kept for at least 3 years from the date of sale.
Alcoholic beverages shall not be sold or offered for sale in Florida, or moved within or into Florida without the brand/label first being registered with the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. An alcoholic beverage is defined as distilled spirits and any beverage containing 0.5% or more alcohol by volume. Any manufacturer, brewer, bottler, distributor or importer of malt beverages; primary American source of supply of wine such as the manufacturer, vintner, winery, or bottler or, an authorized exclusive agent thereof; primary American source of supply of spirit beverages such as the manufacturer, rectifier or bottler or, an authorized exclusive agent thereof, must become a registrant so that each brand/label of any alcoholic beverages which are to be sold or moved within the State of Florida, may be registered.
Shipments of sparkling wine to Florida require an excise tax of $3.50 per 1 gallon on both onsite and offsite sales, to be paid within 10 day after every month starting January 1
Shipments of wine to Florida require an excise tax of $2.25 per 1 gallon on both onsite and offsite sales containing between 0% and 17.259% alcohol, to be paid within 10 day after every month starting January 1.
Shipments to wine with over 17.259% to Florida require an excise tax of $3.00 per 1 gallon on both onsite and offsite sales, to be paid within 10 day after every month starting January 1.