TTB investigates alcohol and tobacco diversion, which refers to the movement of alcohol and tobacco products into domestic commerce without the payment of taxes. Federal law also prohibits the production of alcohol and tobacco products without the necessary permits issued by TTB. Manufacturing alcohol or tobacco products (such as moonshine) without a permit and without payment of applicable taxes is one example of diversion. Other examples of alcohol and tobacco diversion include: manufacture of product in excess of quantity reported to TTB, domestic distribution of products intended for export, smuggled products, and distribution of counterfeit products.
If you suspect alcohol or tobacco diversion, or otherwise believe a TTB permittee is not operating in compliance with Federal requirements, contact the TTB Tip Line by phone at 855-TTB-TIPS or by email at email@example.com.