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The TTB Story...


TTB is the newest bureau under the United States Department of the Treasury. The roots of its vision and mission date back to the first federal taxes levied on distilled spirits in 1791. Since that time, TTB has reinvigorated that mission through modernized services and e-government initiatives.

Learn more about the TTB mission through our educational video, The TTB Story. (There is an audio component to the video, so be aware of that before you click!) This video is a comprehensive, historical narrative of our agency and offers many interesting-to-note facts about TTB.

Hear our story.


Download a transcript of The TTB Story.



Page last reviewed: November 18, 2015
Page last updated: December 17, 2020 
Maintained by: Office of Communications

Last updated: March 27, 2024