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Permits Online Tutorials Part 1 WH IMP P4

Part One - What You Need To Know Before You Apply (Alcohol Wholesalers and Importers)

What Are Some of the Things We Will Ask You In The Application?

  • Persons Associated with the Business - You have to identify each partner, officer, director, trustee, manager, member, managing member, and sole proprietor, in addition to any stock/interest holder with a stake of 10% or more of the business and any trust or company holding ownership in the company.
  • Product Types - You will need to identify the types of alcohol beverages that you intend to wholesale/import, such as, distilled spirts, wine and malt beverages (beer).
  • Personnel Questionnaires (PQs) - We need information about certain individuals associated with the business.  This information is submitted in Permits Online via a Personnel Questionnaire (PQ), with one PQ for each required person.  

    We’ll need a PQ for everyone associated in the business that is one of the following: 


    • Stock/interest holder holding 10% or more of the shares
    • Sole proprietor
    • Partner
    • Officer
    • Director
    • Trustee
    • Member, manager, and/or managing member

    Some of the information we require on the PQ is:

    • Place of birth
    • Details regarding the individual’s arrest, criminal, and business history

    If a PQ will be submitted separately from the rest of the application package, you need to submit it before you begin the application process since you’ll need the tracking number assigned to the PQ when you prepare the application package.  This allows us to match the right people up with the application package later on.

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Permits Online makes it easy for you to electronically apply for and update the permit, registration, or notice you need to operate a TTB-regulated business. Once you have registered to use Permits Online, just log in and follow the instructions and prompts for submitting your application package. There is no fee to apply.



Last updated: March 27, 2024