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Wine on display a liquor store.

The state wine excise taxes in Iowa ranked fourth highest in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

The state’s effective excise tax on a gallon of wine in Iowa stood at $1.75, the Tax Foundation study found.

Most states levy wine taxes based on volume, but other states impose other types of taxation. Minnesota places per-bottle fees that vary based on size.

Five states – Mississippi, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming – have in place government monopolies on the sale of beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages, according to the analysis. 

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Wine Excise Taxes by State

Rank
State
Wine Excise Tax per Gallon
1Kentucky$3.26
2Alaska$2.50
3Florida$2.25
4Iowa$1.75
5 (tie)Alabama$1.70
5 (tie)New Mexico$1.70
7Delaware$1.63
8 (tie)Georgia$1.51
8 (tie)Virginia$1.51
10Arkansas$1.44
11Maryland$1.43
12Rhode Island$1.40
13Illinois$1.39
14Hawaii$1.38
15South Dakota$1.31
16Tennessee$1.27
17Minnesota$1.20
18South Carolina$1.08
19Montana$1.06
20West Virginia$1.00
21North Carolina$1.00
22North Dakota$0.98
23Nebraska$0.95
24New Jersey$0.88
25Washington$0.87
26Arizona$0.84
27Louisiana$0.76
28 (tie)Oklahoma$0.72
28 (tie)Connecticut$0.72
30Nevada$0.70
31Oregon$0.67
32Maine$0.60
33 (tie)Vermont$0.55
33 (tie)Massachusetts$0.55
35Michigan$0.51
36Indiana$0.47
37Idaho$0.45
38Missouri$0.42
39Ohio$0.32
40Colorado$0.32
41 (tie)New Hampshire$0.30
41 (tie)Kansas$0.30
41 (tie)New York$0.30
43Wisconsin$0.25
44Texas$0.20
45California$0.20
46 (tie)Mississippi$0.00
46 (tie)Utah$0.00
46 (tie)Pennsylvania$0.00
46 (tie)Wyoming$0.00

Source: Tax Foundation