§ 4.1-231

Taxes on state licenses

A. The annual fees on state licenses shall be as follows:

1. Alcoholic beverage licenses. For each:

a. Distiller’s license, if not more than 5,000 gallons of alcohol or spirits, or both, manufactured during the year in which the license is granted, $ 450; if more than 5,000 gallons but not more than 36,000 gallons manufactured during such year, $ 2,500; and if more than 36,000 gallons manufactured during such year, $ 3,725;

b. Fruit distiller’s license, $ 3,725;

c. Banquet facility license or museum license, $ 190;

d. Bed and breakfast establishment license, $ 35;

e. Tasting license, $ 40 per license granted;

f. Equine sporting event license, $ 130;

g. Motor car sporting event facility license, $ 130;

h. Day spa license, $ 100;

i. Delivery permit, $ 120 if the permittee holds no other license under this title;

j. Meal-assembly kitchen license, $ 100;

k. Canal boat operator license, $ 100;

l. Annual arts venue event license, $ 100; and

m. Art instruction studio license, $ 100.

2. Wine licenses. For each:

a. Winery license, if not more than 5,000 gallons of wine manufactured during the year in which the license is granted, $ 189, and if more than 5,000 gallons manufactured during such year, $ 3,725;

b.

(1. Wholesale wine license, $ 185 for any wholesaler who sells 30,000 gallons of wine or less per year, $ 930 for any wholesaler who sells more than 30,000 gallons per year but not more than 150,000 gallons of wine per year, $ 1,430 for any wholesaler who sells more than 150,000 but not more than 300,000 gallons of wine per year, and, $ 1,860 for any wholesaler who sells more than 300,000 gallons of wine per year;

(2. Wholesale wine license, including that granted pursuant to § 4.1-207.1, applicable to two or more premises, the annual state license tax shall be the amount set forth in subdivision b (1), multiplied by the number of separate locations covered by the license;

c. Wine importer’s license, $ 370;

d. Retail off-premises winery license, $ 145, which shall include a delivery permit;

e. Farm winery license, $ 190 for any Class A license and $ 3,725 for any Class B license, each of which shall include a delivery permit;

f. Wine shipper’s license, $ 95; and

g. Internet wine retailer license, $ 150.

3. Beer licenses. For each:

a. Brewery license, if not more than 500 barrels of beer manufactured during the year in which the license is granted, $ 350; if not more than 10,000 barrels of beer manufactured during the year in which the license is granted, $ 2,150; and if more than 10,000 barrels manufactured during such year, $ 4,300;

b. Bottler’s license, $ 1,430;

c.

(1. Wholesale beer license, $ 930 for any wholesaler who sells 300,000 cases of beer a year or less, and $ 1,430 for any wholesaler who sells more than 300,000 but not more than 600,000 cases of beer a year, and $ 1,860 for any wholesaler who sells more than 600,000 cases of beer a year;

(2. Wholesale beer license applicable to two or more premises, the annual state license tax shall be the amount set forth in subdivision c (1), multiplied by the number of separate locations covered by the license;

d. Beer importer’s license, $ 370;

e. Retail on-premises beer license to a hotel, restaurant, club or other person, except a common carrier of passengers by train or boat, $ 145; for each such license to a common carrier of passengers by train or boat, $ 145 per annum for each of the average number of boats, dining cars, buffet cars or club cars operated daily in the Commonwealth;

f. Retail off-premises beer license, $ 120, which shall include a delivery permit;

g. Retail on-and-off premises beer license to a hotel, restaurant, club or grocery store located in a town or in a rural area outside the corporate limits of any city or town, $ 300, which shall include a delivery permit;

h. Beer shipper’s license, $ 95; and

i. Retail off-premises brewery license, $ 120, which shall include a delivery permit.

4. Wine and beer licenses. For each:

a. Retail on-premises wine and beer license to a hotel, restaurant, club or other person, except a common carrier of passengers by train, boat or airplane, $ 300; for each such license to a common carrier of passengers by train or boat, $ 300 per annum for each of the average number of boats, dining cars, buffet cars or club cars operated daily in the Commonwealth, and for each such license granted to a common carrier of passengers by airplane, $ 750;

b. Retail on-premises wine and beer license to a hospital, $ 145;

c. Retail off-premises wine and beer license, including each gift shop, gourmet shop and convenience grocery store license, $ 230, which shall include a delivery permit;

d. Retail on-and-off premises wine and beer license to a hotel, restaurant or club, $ 600, which shall include a delivery permit;

e. Banquet license, $ 40 per license granted by the Board, except for banquet licenses granted by the Board pursuant to subsection A of § 4.1-215 for events occurring on more than one day, which shall be $ 100 per license;

f. Gourmet brewing shop license, $ 230;

g. Wine and beer shipper’s license, $ 95;

h. Annual banquet license, $ 150;

i. Fulfillment warehouse license, $ 120;

j. Marketing portal license, $ 150; and

k. Gourmet oyster house license, $ 230.

5. Mixed beverage licenses. For each:

a. Mixed beverage restaurant license granted to persons operating restaurants, including restaurants located on premises of and operated by hotels or motels, or other persons:

(i. With a seating capacity at tables for up to 100 persons, $ 560;

(ii. With a seating capacity at tables for more than 100 but not more than 150 persons, $ 975; and

With a seating capacity at tables for more than 150 persons, $ 1,430.

b. Mixed beverage restaurant license for restaurants located on the premises of and operated by private, nonprofit clubs:

(i. With an average yearly membership of not more than 200 resident members, $ 750;

(ii. With an average yearly membership of more than 200 but not more than 500 resident members, $ 1,860; and

With an average yearly membership of more than 500 resident members, $ 2,765.

c. Mixed beverage caterer’s license, $ 1,860;

d. Mixed beverage limited caterer’s license, $ 500;

e. Mixed beverage special events license, $ 45 for each day of each event;

f. Mixed beverage club events licenses, $ 35 for each day of each event;

g. Annual mixed beverage special events license, $ 560;

h. Mixed beverage carrier license:

(i. $ 190 for each of the average number of dining cars, buffet cars or club cars operated daily in the Commonwealth by a common carrier of passengers by train;

(ii. $ 560 for each common carrier of passengers by boat;

$ 1,475 for each license granted to a common carrier of passengers by airplane.

i. Annual mixed beverage amphitheater license, $ 560;

j. Annual mixed beverage motor sports race track license, $ 560;

k. Annual mixed beverage banquet license, $ 500;

l. Limited mixed beverage restaurant license:

(i. With a seating capacity at tables for up to 100 persons, $ 460;

(ii. With a seating capacity at tables for more than 100 but not more than 150 persons, $ 875;

With a seating capacity at tables for more than 150 persons, $ 1,330;

m. Annual mixed beverage motor sports facility license, $ 560; and

n. Annual mixed beverage performing arts facility license, $ 560.

6. Temporary licenses. For each temporary license authorized by § 4.1-211, one-half of the tax imposed by this section on the license for which the applicant applied.

B. The tax on each such license, except banquet and mixed beverage special events licenses, shall be subject to proration to the following extent: If the license is granted in the second quarter of any year, the tax shall be decreased by one-fourth; if granted in the third quarter of any year, the tax shall be decreased by one-half; and if granted in the fourth quarter of any year, the tax shall be decreased by three-fourths.If the license on which the tax is prorated is a distiller’s license to manufacture not more than 5,000 gallons of alcohol or spirits, or both, during the year in which the license is granted, or a winery license to manufacture not more than 5,000 gallons of wine during the year in which the license is granted, the number of gallons permitted to be manufactured shall be prorated in the same manner.Should the holder of a distiller’s license or a winery license to manufacture not more than 5,000 gallons of alcohol or spirits, or both, or wine, apply during the license year for an unlimited distiller’s or winery license, such person shall pay for such unlimited license a license tax equal to the amount that would have been charged had such license been applied for at the time that the license to manufacture less than 5,000 gallons of alcohol or spirits or wine, as the case may be, was granted, and such person shall be entitled to a refund of the amount of license tax previously paid on the limited license.Notwithstanding the foregoing, the tax on each license granted or reissued for a period other than 12, 24, or 36 months shall be equal to one-twelfth of the taxes required by subsection A computed to the nearest cent, multiplied by the number of months in the license period, and then increased by five percent. Such tax shall not be refundable, except as provided in § 4.1-232.

C. Nothing in this chapter shall exempt any licensee from any state merchants’ license or state restaurant license or any other state tax. Every licensee, in addition to the taxes imposed by this chapter, shall be liable to state merchants’ license taxation and state restaurant license taxation and other state taxation the same as if the alcoholic beverages were nonalcoholic. In ascertaining the liability of a beer wholesaler to merchants’ license taxation, however, and in computing the wholesale merchants’ license tax on a beer wholesaler, the first $ 163,800 of beer purchases shall be disregarded; and in ascertaining the liability of a wholesale wine distributor to merchants’ license taxation, and in computing the wholesale merchants’ license tax on a wholesale wine distributor, the first $ 163,800 of wine purchases shall be disregarded.

D. In addition to the taxes set forth in this section, a fee of $ 5 may be imposed on any license purchased in person from the Board if such license is available for purchase online.

History

Code 1950, § 4-33; 1952, c. 535; 1960, c. 476; 1968, c. 609, § 4-98.18; 1970, c. 627; 1972, cc. 691, 717; 1974, c. 267; 1975, cc. 2, 483; 1976, c. 496; 1978, cc. 153, 190; 1979, c. 366; 1980, cc. 324, 524, 526, § 4-25.1; 1981, c. 410; 1982, cc. 66, 527; 1984, cc. 180, 200, 559; 1985, c. 457; 1986, cc. 190, 374; 1990, cc. 300, 390, 707, 810; 1991, c. 425; 1992, cc. 162, 350; 1993, c. 866; 1995, cc. 497, 518; 1996, cc. 584, 596, 604; 1998, cc. 489, 535; 1999, c. 325; 2000, cc. 1036, 1037, 1047, 1051, 1052; 2001, cc. 461, 845; 2003, cc. 1029, 1030; 2004, c. 487; 2004, Sp. Sess. I, c. 4; 2005, cc. 784, 911, 951; 2006, cc. 737, 845; 2006, Sp. Sess. I, c. 2; 2007, cc. 99, 101, 107, 295, 558, 799, 870, 932; 2008, c. 198; 2010, cc. 317, 561; 2011, cc. 6, 626; 2012, cc. 203, 237; 2013, c. 479; 2014, cc. 510, 637; 2015, cc. 348, 412, 695.

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