Out of State Wine Shipper
Authorizes a winery to direct ship to an individual's (over 21 years of age) residence.
- An applicant must be 21 years of age, be of good moral character, be a legal resident of the United States
- The applicant must be the owner of the business seeking the license and must not previously have had a license revoked within the past two (2) years.
- Tax Liabilities: A license or permit cannot be issued if the applicant or any principal has any outstanding tax liabilities with the SCDOR.
- The applicant cannot ship more than twenty-four bottles of wine each month to a person;
- Ensure that all containers of wine shipped directly to a resident in this State are labeled conspicuously with the words "CONTAINS ALCOHOL: SIGNATURE OF PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY";
- Report to the department annually, by August thirty-first of each year, the total amount of wine shipped into the State the preceding year;
- Annually, by January twentieth of each year, pay to the department all sales taxes and excise taxes due on sales to residents of this State in the preceding calendar year, the amount of the taxes to be calculated as if the sale were in this State at the location where delivery is made;
- Permit the department to perform an audit of the out-of-state shipper's records upon request; and
- Be deemed to have consented to the jurisdiction of the department or another state agency and the courts of this State concerning enforcement of this section and any related laws.
- The department may promulgate regulations to effectuate the purposes of this section.
- The department shall enforce the requirements of this section by administrative proceedings to suspend or revoke an out-of-state shipper's license if the licensee fails to comply with the requirements of this section, and the department may accept payment of an offer in compromise instead of suspension.
Requirements Authorizes a winery to direct ship to an individual's (over 21 years of age) residence.
- Completed application, signed and dated –
- Submit license fees - $600.00
- The entity MUST submit a copy of their TTB Producers and Blenders Basic Permit authorizing them as a licensed producer and blender of wine. The TTB Basic Permit is obtained at www.ttb.gov.
- Must complete the
ABL-946(Consent and Waiver)
- Must attach copy of Articles of Incorporation, if applying as a corporation
- Must attach a Certificate of Authority to do Business in South Carolina, obtained from the Secretary of State's office, if applying as a foreign corporation
- Must attach Operating Agreement, if applying as a LLC managed by managers.
- All principals must attach a criminal records check (CRC), not more than 90 days old.
- If the principal has lived in SC for more than 2 years, obtain the CRC from SLED at www.sled.state.sc.us or SLED Headquarters, Criminal Records Department, 4400 Broad River Rd., P.O. Box 21398, Columbia, SC 29221.
- If the principal has lived in SC less than 2 years, obtain a statewide CRC from previous state of residency AND a CRC from SLED.
- If principal is not a SC resident, obtain a statewide CRC from current state of residency.
- Must attach completed Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States – Applicant and Principals (ABL-920) for each principal. Each principal, officer, owner, member, and/or partner MUST sign the form. If applicable, include his/her non-citizen alien registration number and attach a copy of all appropriate immigration documents
- Retail Sales Tax License Number must be provided on your
ABL-571 application. This can be obtained by completing the