Can I bring liquor, beer, or wine into Wisconsin from another state or another country?
Can I bring liquor, fermented malt beverage, or wine into Wisconsin from another state or another country?
As a general rule no. But if you qualify for one or more of the exceptions under secs. 139.03(5), or 125.535 Wis. Stats., you may be eligible to bring a limited amount of alcohol beverages into Wisconsin.
- If you are moving from another state or country to Wisconsin, you may bring liquor or wine into Wisconsin as part of your household goods.
- If you have spent at least 48 hours in another country, you may carry up to 4 liters of liquor or wine in sealed containers into Wisconsin. It must be in your personal possession. You may not send or ship it into Wisconsin.
- If you were on military duty for at least 48 hours in another country, you may bring up to 16 liters of liquor or wine into Wisconsin.
- You may receive up to 108 liters of wine in a calendar year shipped to you from a wine direct shipper who is permitted with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. The wine must be for personal consumption only and may not be resold. See
Wisconsin Liquor Permit Listing for a list of wine direct shipper permittees.
FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONTACT:
Excise Tax Unit
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
PO Box 8900
Madison, WI 53708-8900
Phone: (608) 266-6701
Fax: (608) 261-7049
Email additional questions to DORExciseTaxpayerAssistance@wisconsin.gov
January 22, 2018