Home.About TTB.10 Year Anniversary


Celebrating 10 Years at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2003-2013

10 YearsFormed by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, TTB is now a decade older, and has distinguished itself as an innovative agency in the federal government.

One hallmark of our first generation as a bureau is our effective implementation of technology and responsive service. With TTBOnline, which includes COLAs Online, Permits Online, and Formulas Online, we brought our industry members online alternatives to paper applications, significantly increasing electronic ("paperless") transactions with the public we serve, and supporting Treasury's paperless initiative.

Now we will build on our established foundation to create TTB 2.0-a bureau with a leaner, smarter business model that is driven by data, informed by risk, and focused on improving mission results in both its revenue and trade facilitation roles.

TTB in the News

TTB News and Features: Our TTB in the News articles bring attention to new or updated information about TTB's regulated industries, "hot" TTB-related topics or issues, and TTB news and events.

TTB Story

The TTB Story: On January 24, 2003, TTB was established under the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Take a moment to view our short educational video,The TTB Story. This comprehensive historical narrative of our agency gives an overview of TTB's vision and mission, which date back to the first federal taxes levied on distilled spirits in 1791!


Working for TTB: TTB is an exciting place to work and learn. Our offices are located nationwide, including Puerto Rico. And many of our staff telework full time. We employ people in a variety of challenging careers such as analysts, attorneys, auditors, chemists, investigators, and writers to name a few. We also have a Student Employment Program!

TTB Administrator John Manfreda

Meet the Administrator: In 2004, John Manfreda was appointed TTB's second Administrator. As TTB Administrator, John Manfreda oversees the collection of Federal alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition excise taxes, as well as the permit systems and regulations established for those industries.

Our TTB Administrator brings many years of experience in alcohol and tobacco law and regulation to this post. He is the recipient of the Meritorious and Distinguished Presidential Rank Awards, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Page last reviewed/updated: 01/24/2013

No FEAR Act | Disaster Relief | Treas.gov | Inspector General | White House |
USA.gov | Webmaster | Business.USA.gov