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Prohibition Agent Eliot Ness knows all there is to know about TTB and the regulated industries. Take a look below to see his answers to popular questions.


“How can I learn more about TTB’s laws, regulations, and guidance?”

TTB enforces the laws and writes the regulations relating to the collection of alcohol (wine, beer, distilled spirits, other alcohol), tobacco, and firearms and ammunition excises taxes, as well as the labeling, advertising and marketing of alcohol beverages. We enforce these laws and regulations in a manner that protects the revenue and the consumer, and promotes voluntary compliance.

To quickly locate information on the regulatory process, the laws and regulations we enforce, and more, visit TTB.gov’s Researcher section and click on the handy links provided under the heading “Laws, Regulations, and Guidance.”

We also provide industry statistics and historical agency information in this section, so feel free to look around.  If it turns out that you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact us.

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Page last reviewed/updated: 10/20/2011