State Deposit Labeling Guide
Please see below for a guide on the state deposit labeling requirements.
CMI QUICK GUIDE - March 2013
STATE DEPOSIT LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR BEVERAGE CANS
|California||Carbonated & noncarbonated: beer, malt, wine & distilled spirits coolers, all non-alcoholic beverages EXCEPT milk||5 cents||3/16"||Yes|
|Connecticut||Carbonated Beer, malt, carbonated soft drinks, and bottled water; Wine and spirits not covered||5 cents||Not specified||Yes|
|Delaware NA||No metal cans REPLACED 2010 with Universal Recycling Law||NA|
|Carbonated & noncarbonated: All nonalcoholic beverages, beer, ale, malt beverages, mixed spirits, mixed wine. Excludes milk, supplements, and medicines||5 cents||Not specified||NA|
|Hawaii||Carbonated & noncarbonated all nonalcoholic drinks, EXCEPT milk or dairy products; limited alcoholic drinks (beer, malt beverages, mixed spirits, mixed wine).||5 cents||1/8"||No|
|Iowa||Carbonated Beer, carbonated soft drinks & mineral water, wine coolers, wine & liquor||5 cents||1/8"||Yes|
|Mass||Carbonated Beer, malt, carbonated soft drinks, & mineral water; EXEMPT: dairy, 100% juice, wine and spirits||5 cents||1/8"||No|
|Maine||Carbonated & noncarbonated All beverages; EXEMPT: dairy products and unprocessed cider||Wine and liquor: |
All others: 5 cents
|Michigan||Carbonated Beer, soft drinks, carbonated & mineral water, wine coolers, canned cocktails||10 cents||Not specified||No|
|New York||Carbonated Beer, malt, carbonated soft drinks, water, wine coolers||5 cents||1/8"||Yes|
|Oregon||Carbonated Beer, malt, carbonated soft drinks, & bottled water; EXEMPT: wine, liquor, dairy||5 cents||Not specified||No|
|Vermont||Carbonated Beer, malt, carbonated soft drinks, mixed wine drinks; liquor||5 cents||1/8"||Yes|
|West Virginia Soft Drink Excise Tax Label*|
|1 ¢ for each container size |
less than ½ liter
|Outline of WV;|
¼" type on top end
*For "not specified" state type size requirements, 1/8" is the common size used in these states, though Michigan labels tend to be smaller. Whatever size, all labels must be legible.
* California: "CA CRV" (CA container refund value) – is the CMI preferred label, added to list of can-end redemption messages in 2004
* Guam: PENDING - to be implemented 6 months after an agreement of support by the military is signed.
* West Virginia is NOT a deposit state; however, it is the only state in the nation to require labeling of soft drink containers sold there to affix a special tax stamp--an outline of the state of West Virginia-- incised on the top end of the container. The overall dimensions of the outline map shall be not less than 1/4 of an inch, nor more than 5/16 inch. Noncarbonated drinks are also included in the tax program, but labeling is not required for those containers.
An alternative design may be used meeting the following specifications: The letters "WV" followed by the appropriate numerical denomination representing the soft drink tax payable with respect to the original containers or bottles in which any soft drink is placed. These letters and numerical denominations shall measure not less than one-eighth (1/8) of an inch in height and shall be applied by ink jet technology with a system approved in writing by the State Tax Commissioner.
Oklahoma: State Tax Commission requires the OK+ label for all beer containers which contain an alcoholic content greater than 3.2%. (In turn, those containers pay a higher tax than other beer containers with lower alcoholic content (generally light beers).