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About TTB

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is a bureau under the Department of the Treasury. We employ staff across the country, including our Headquarters Offices in Washington, D.C., and the National Revenue Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Our staff are highly educated and technically trained; more than half are analysts, chemists, investigators and auditors. In addition, a large number of employees serve as financial, legal, information management, and computer specialists. See how we are organized.

Our Mission

Our mission is to collect Federal excise taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition and to assure compliance with Federal tobacco permitting and alcohol permitting, labeling, and marketing requirements to protect consumers.


TTB Administrator


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Mary G. Ryan serves as the Acting Administrator for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

Who We Are


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The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is the newest bureau under the Department of the Treasury, with its headquarters in Washington, DC, and the National Revenue Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, along with field offices throughout the U.S. including Puerto Rico. Read more.


What We Do


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We protect the public by enforcing the provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act to ensure that only qualified persons engage in the alcohol beverage industry. Our programs are designed to help us enforce the laws regulating alcohol production, importation, and wholesale businesses; tobacco manufacturing and importing businesses; and alcohol labeling and advertising. Read more.

TTB History

The history of taxation and regulatory control on the alcohol and tobacco industries is as old as our nation itself. Since 1789, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and its bureaus  have played an integral role in writing its history and in defining our nation's identity. Read more.


Plans and Report


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Federal agencies are required to produce strategic plans, annual plans, and performance reports in order to improve public confidence in its Government through transparency and accountability for program results. TTB uses its performance data to justify its requests for funding in its annual budget submission to Congress. Our Budget submissions contain our priorities, past performance levels, and extensive financial information. Read more.


Career Opportunities


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TTB is an exciting place to work and learn. Our offices are located nationwide, including Puerto Rico. In addition, many of our staff telework full time. We employ people in a variety of challenging careers, such as chemists, investigators, alcohol and tobacco tax specialists, writers, auditors, attorneys, labeling specialists, and analysts. Learn more about working at TTB.


Information Quality


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The Information Quality Act or Section 515, ensures that affected people can seek correction of certain agency information.  TTB has Implementation Procedures for section 515 which identifies our information quality standards and describes the process to seek correction of TTB-disseminated information that does not comply with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines. Learn more.


Contact TTB

Questions?  If you have general questions relating to our policies and procedures, programs, regulated industries, or online applications, please visit Frequently Asked Questions. You may contact us by submitting an inquiry, or by telephone or the postal mail.

Page last reviewed: April 27, 2018
Page last updated: June 24, 2019
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