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TTB Business Central

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.

Thinking About Starting 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.


Maintaining TTB-Regulated Business

You're recently approved by TTB, so what's next? This section highlights the requirements you need to meet to maintain compliance with TTB laws and regulations.


Applying for a Permit or Other Approval

Determine what you need to qualify and apply online.


Obtaining a Certificate of Label Approval (COLA)

Once you have a permit to operate, use our online system to apply for labeling approval.

Filing and Paying Excise Taxes

Get online help, schedule of due dates, and tax rates.

TTB Business Tools

TTB's tools are available to help you at any stage of your business.

Not looking for this? Return to the homepage to browse our other resources and topics. If you need training or online help see the TTB Learning Center. Or find commodity specific information for:

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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 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: February 18, 2016
Maintained by: Knowledge Management Staff, National Revenue Center, Executive Liaison for Industry and State Matters

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