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Apply for a Permit: Qualifying with TTB

To operate an alcohol, tobacco, or firearms and ammunition-related business you must apply for a permit or other notice that authorizes your business for operations. To do this, you'll need to send us an application and the required documentation for qualification.

How to Qualify

  • Starting a new business and understanding the process can be challenging. For an overview of the steps involved in getting started in a TTB-regulated industry, see our Industry Startup Tutorial.
  • Become familiar with the TTB regulations for your industry type (see Title 27, Chapter 1).

What You Must Do


1

DETERMINE
Your business type

2
GATHER
Required documents for Permits Online

3
COMPLETE
Your application online

 

TTB's Online Permit Application

Our Permits Online system allows you to electronically file original applications and to amend those applications. There's no need to mail in forms when you can use our secure and free system. To learn more about the Permits Online process see our tutorial.

Get started with Permits Online.

Description: http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/judge/iphone/128/phone-icon.png IMPORTANT
ELIMINATION OF BOND REQUIREMENTS FOR SMALL BREWERIES/BREWPUBS, DISTILLED SPIRITS PLANTS, AND WINERIES

As of January 1, 2017, if you are the proprietor of a brewery, distilled spirits plant, or winery owing not more than $50,000 in excise taxes in the previous year, and you expect to owe not more than $50,000 in excise taxes in the current year on beer, distilled spirits, or wine, you may no longer be required to hold a bond.

In addition, if you owed not more than $1,000 in excise taxes the previous year and expect to owe not more than $1,000 in the current year, you will be eligible to file your excise taxes annually, rather than semi-monthly or quarterly.

The information in this tutorial may not reflect these changes. TTB will update it as soon as possible. In the meantime, please see our Bond and Filing Changes homepage for more details.

Description: http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/judge/iphone/128/phone-icon.png CONTACT US
Questions? Please contact the National Revenue Center at 877-TTB-FAQS (877-882-3277) or by email at PermitsOnline@ttb.gov.

 

Page last reviewed: November 7, 2016
Page last updated: December 30, 2016
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