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Distilled Spirits Industry

Wondering how to get started in the distilled spirits industry? Visit our industry startup guide: Getting Started in a TTB-Regulated Industry.  Have a permit to operate and looking for next steps?  See our industry compliance guide:  Maintaining Compliance in a TTB-Regulated Industry.

Key Distilled Spirits Topics


Help including labeling requirements, pre-COLA evaluation and allowable COLA changes


Informational packets for those needing permission to operate


Requirements for importing and exporting alcohol beverages, and wholesaler/importer info

Taxes and Filing

Tax rates and due dates, and help with filing and preparing excise tax returns

Distilled Spirits Proofing

TTB’s Proofing Video Series and assistance with Gauging Manual

Home Distilling

Learn about the federal charges and consequences for distilling without a permit

Distilled Spirits Laws/Regulations

Public guidance including FAQs, procedures, rulings and industry circulars


An explanation of the principal federal liquor laws and regulations that affect retailers


Top Questions about the Distilled Spirits Industry...

How Do I...?

Become a Distilled Spirits Industry Member File a Disaster Claim
Obtain Labeling and Formulation Approval Differentiate between a change in proprietorship and a change in control
Renew my SOT registration Purchase a Security for a Collateral Bond
Sell Tax-Free Alcohol to an Approved User Submit a Product Sample
Determine Special Occupational Tax Liability See More Distilled Spirits Questions


Description: CONTACT US

Questions?  If you have questions regarding permits, applications, bonds, tax payments, etc., you may contact the National Revenue Center online or at 877-882-3277 (Toll Free), or see more distilled spirits contacts.  If you're having technical issues with our online applications contact the TTB Help Desk or see the TTB Online Help Center.

Page last reviewed: November 30, 2017
Page last updated: April 17, 2018
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