Individual Importation of Alcoholic Beverages For Personal Use

 

Washington State Tax per Liter
Spirits (Liqueurs, gin, etc.) $7.23
Wine $0.23
Beer $0.20
Hard Cider $0.08

Contact info:
http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/kbyg/
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Canadian land border: 360-332-6091
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, SeaTac: 206-553-7960
Canadian Border Services Agency: 204-983-3500
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board: (360) 664-1652 


Individual Importation (Household one time exemption)

Individuals moving into Washington State are allowed a one-time exemption from payment of state markup and tax on alcoholic beverages. This includes military personnel moving into the Washington State. Alcoholic beverages can only be shipped into Washington to an individual when it is part of a household move. Alcoholic beverages must be shipped at the same time as your household goods, however may be shipped separately.  When you are ready to move, you will be provided with an Individual Importation permit that authorizes the shipment of your alcoholic beverages into Washington State. If you have any questions regarding the permit call (360) 664-1652.  

Please email AccountsPayable@lcb.wa.gov the following information for your permit:

  1.  Name:
  2. Email
  3. Washington address (if you do not have an address in Washington you may use your base address)
  4. Washington phone number (you may use a cell phone number or message phone number)
  5. Please specify the total number of bottles of each type of alcoholic beverage (example below):
  • __ bottles Wine
  • __ bottles Beer
  • __ bottles Spirits
  • __ bottles Cider

There is no limit on the number of bottles; however they can only be for personal use and not for resale.  After the above information is received, you will be sent your permit by e-mail.  One signed copy is to be provided to the shipper who will use it to clear U.S. Customs and one copy is to be retained for your records.  Any federal taxes and duties from U.S. Customs are separate from the state requirements. 

For more information on US Customs and Border Protection click here
or phone:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Canadian land border: 360-332-6091
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, SeaTac: 206-553-7960
Canadian Border Services Agency: 204-983-3500

 

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