This excise tax is imposed on the gross proceeds of a liquor sale by a liquor retailer to a customer for on premise consumption. The Liquor by the Drink tax rate is 5% in addition to sales tax, local option tax and hospitality tax. The tax is paid monthly and there are NO EXEMPTIONS. Every person subject to the tax is required to file
Form L-2172 (Liquor by the Drink Excise Tax Report).
must be filed within 20 days from close of each month
MyDORWAY: File and pay liquor by the drink taxes online.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)- Visit
to make SCDOR tax payments online OR call 1-800-834-7733 to make tax payments with operator assistance or over the Interactive Voice Response system. Taxpayers must complete and submit the Registration Application For Electronic Funds Transfer
before tax payments can be made via EFT.