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Starting and maintaining a new business is a significant decision that involves planning, financing, licensing, and other legal activities.  We hope that you will use these resources to get you and keep you on course for a successful business venture.

Qualify With TTB
Learn what you need to do to become an approved industry member. This includes gathering required documents and other information before applying.

Also see Apply for Permit and/or Registration
Apply Online
Our TTB Online tools allow you to apply for permit, label, or formula approval, online with TTB... for free!

Permits Online |Formulas Online | COLAs Online
Start a Business
Starting a business is a significant decision that involves planning, financing, licensing, and other activities. We've outlined a few steps to get you on your way.

Find Forms
Let us make things easier for you with these quick tips and helpful hints for completing forms and reporting required information.

Get Training

Our TTB Learning Center offers training resources for TTB Online, drawback, common compliance issues, alcohol proofing, wine operations, and more.

Stay Compliant
You're in business, so what's next? This section highlights the requirements you need to meet to maintain compliance with TTB laws and regulations.

Apply for Label Approval
Once you have a permit to operate, use COLAs Online to apply for labeling approval.

Data & Statistics Approval
Find statistics and data about industry production and operations, TTB tax collections, processing times for online applications, and requests for information.

Filing and Paying Excise Taxes
Get online help, schedule of due dates, and tax rates.

See Seek Disaster Relief for information, conditions on claims, and where to file claims for businesses affected by disaster.
Business Tools and Job Aids
Determine if your product needs formula approval, whether you can make changes to your approved label, or estimate when your application is likely to be processed.


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Questions? Contact the National Revenue Center regarding permits, filing, or taxes at or at 877-882-3277 For questions about label approval, contact the Advertising, Labeling and Formulation Division at Submit an Online Inquiry or at 866-927-2533 For a complete list of TTB contact information see our Contact Us page.

Page last reviewed: March 30, 2015
Page last updated: January 9, 2018
Maintained by: Knowledge Management Staff, National Revenue Center, Executive Liaison for Industry and State Matters

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