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Cider Resources

The term cider is often used in a general way to cover a variety of different products. View our Key Cider Topics below for more details and links to information about how we define and regulate cider.

General Cider Information

Cider and perry products are regulated by TTB as wines. Visit our Wine home page for more information about getting started in the wine industry. If you have already qualified to operate in the wine industry, see our industry compliance guide for next steps: Maintaining Compliance in a TTB-Regulated Business.

Key Cider Topics

Cider Presentations

Learn more about TTB cider compliance requirements, as well as recent changes to bonds, annual returns, and the hard cider tax rate.

Cider Resources

Visit our Cider FAQs for information about cider labeling requirements, formula requirements, ingredient information, tax classifications and rates, tax-exempt cider, and importer requirements.

Cider Fact Sheet

Top Questions about the Cider

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Learn More About TTB Cider Compliance Requirements

Know if I'm Eligible for Hard Cider Tax Rate

Get Started in a TTB-Regulated Industry


See TTB Industry Circular 2017–2 for more explanation of the modified criteria for the hard cider tax rate. The Industry Circular also provides information on the application of the small wine producers' tax credit, formula requirements, and carbonation testing and recordkeeping requirements.


Questions? If you have questions regarding permits, applications, bonds, tax payments, etc., you may contact the National Revenue Center at ttbwine@ttb.gov or at 877-882-3277 (toll free) or see more contacts for wine. If you're having technical issues with our online applications contact the TTB Help Desk using TTB Help Desk Contact Form or at 866-240-0835.

Last updated: March 15, 2024
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