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  • How do I get a liquor license?Back to top

    You must apply to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to get a liquor license.  Call them at 651-201-7507 for more information.​

  • Do you have a table that shows liters to gallons conversion rates for the Small Winery Annual Report (Form LB56P)?Back to top

     

    Liters
    Gallons
    1
    0.2642
    2
    0.5283
    3
    0.7925
    4
    1.0567
    5
    1.3209
    6
    1.5850
    7
    1.8492
    8
    2.1134
    9
    2.3775
    10
    2.6417
    15
    3.9626
    20
    5.2834
    25
    6.6043
    50
    13.2086
    100
    26.4172
     

  • What is a "liquor posting?"Back to top

    You're placed on Department of Public Safety's Posting of Tax Delinquencies for Liquor, Wine & Beer Sales (or "liquor posting") when you're at least 10 days late filing your liquor tax return or paying your tax. While you're on the list, you can't buy any liquor, wine or beer from your distributors. ​

  • How do I find out if a business is on liquor posting?Back to top

    You can find the liquor posting list on the Minnesota Department of Revenue website.  You can also call 651-556-3018.

  • What if I am on Liquor Posting?Back to top

    A business must pay any delinquent taxes in full in secured funds to avoid being posted or to be removed from the list.​

  • What tax do I have to pay on alcohol I'm bringing in from another state or country?Back to top

    Anyone at least 21 years old can bring one liter of liquor or 288 ounces of fermented malt beverages into Minnesota from another state without having to pay Minnesota excise tax on it.  To avoid the excise tax, the person must also be carrying the alcoholic beverages and can't bring them into the state for sale.

    Anyone at least 21 years old can bring four liters of liquor or 320 ounces of fermented malt beverages into Minnesota from another country without having to pay Minnesota excise tax on it.  To avoid the excise tax, the person must also be carrying the alcoholic beverages and can't bring them into the state for sale. ​