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Permits Online Benefits

Posted 04/03/2019

Starting a business in the alcohol and tobacco industries is a significant decision that involves planning, financing, and licensing.  If there were a way to make it a little easier – would you be interested?

Submitting your applications electronically with Permits Online gives you options and convenience when conducting business with TTB.  When you’re ready, you can apply for a permit, registration, or notice, check the status of an application, or print your approval documents.  Even better, as your operations grow and change, you can amend your permit as necessary in Permits Online.

So what exactly are the benefits of filing online vs. mailing paper forms?  Here are 5 reasons why 87 percent of applications are already filed through Permits Online.

1 - Saves Time and Improves Service

We know you’re ready to start operating and we’re here to make that happen.  Filing electronically reduces processing times for applications – helping us serve you better!

2 - Saves Money

Everyone likes to save money.  You’ll save mailing, copying, paper, and storage costs that can be associated with paper submissions.

3 - Easy to Apply and Easy Access to Your Application Records

Permits Online is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Apply when you’re ready. Create new applications, amend your permit, track the progress, and get email updates along the way.

4 - Help When YOU Need It

Permits Online provides assistance while you’re completing your application. Self-help instructions ensure that you are including all of the required information so that we can more quickly process your application.

5 - Eliminates Redundancy

Unlike paper application packets, which require you to enter the same information on several forms, Permits Online only requires you to input that information one time – the system takes care of the rest!

Ready to sign up?  Get started today by registering for a Permits Online account. If you previously filed on paper and want to file amendments online, you can request to have records for applications filed on paper linked to your account.

If you want to learn more about Permits Online or our other electronic filing options, visit:

Questions about the application process?  Use the information below:

TTB’s National Revenue Center (NRC)
OnlineContact Us Form
Technical Assistance: TTB Online Help Center
Phone: 877-882-3277 / 877-TTB-FAQS




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Last updated: January 19, 2019
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