Alcohol Dealer Registration

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Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Federal
All retail businesses that sell beer, wine, and/or liquor to the public must register with the United States Department of the Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau classifies businesses selling alcohol into two categories:
  1. "Retail dealers" sell alcoholic beverages to any person. Retail dealers may include stores, restaurants, bars, private clubs, fraternal organizations, grocery stores, or supermarkets.
  2. "Wholesale dealers" sell liquor, beer, or wine at wholesale or to other dealers.
Businesses may complete one registration to cover several locations or different types of activity operating under the same Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Registration is due:
  • before opening your business, the alcohol portion thereof, or a new location of your business;
  • on or before July 1 each year only if there has been a change in your existing registration information;
  • within 30 days of discontinuing the alcohol portion of your business; and
  • within 30 days of going out of business.



For more information, contact:

U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
1310 G Street, NW
Box 12
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 453-2265
Fax: (202) 453-2473
TTBInternetQuestions@ttb.gov
For registration questions, call: (877) 882-3277
Website: http://www.ttb.gov

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