Have you heard about the science fair project or school project where a student:
Under current law and regulations, we cannot allow you to conduct experiments involving distillation of alcohol at your home.
As an alternative, Federal law allows us to issue a permit for an alcohol fuel plant (AFP). Under this type of permit, experiments with alcohol fuels can be conducted at locations properly qualified with TTB.
Here's what you need to do to qualify:
These steps apply primarily to students who are in elementary through high school. Make sure your application is filed as soon as possible to allow enough time for us to process it. You cannot begin the experiment until we issue you a permit.
Application form 5110.74 and additional information are available from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, National Revenue Center, Spirits Unit A, 550 Main Street, Room 8002, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3263. You may also contact us by phone at 877-882-3277 / 877-TTB-FAQS or by email.
How are laws and regulations made?
How can I learn more about alcohol and tobacco?
If you want to learn more about
You may contact our office:
National Revenue Center
550 Main Street
Cincinnati , OH 45202-3263
877-882-3277 toll free or
Or you can visit the National Revenue Center's homepage. We will be happy to tell you all about the alcohol and tobacco industries. You may also contact us at TTBInternetQuestions@ttb.gov . We look forward to hearing from you!
How can I learn more about alcohol and tobacco prevention?
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is the agency that collects taxes on alcohol and tobacco products. We also write regulations about how alcohol and tobacco can be used and sold to others. Visit the sites below to get more information about underage drinking, alcohol prevention and abuse as well as smoking prevention.
How can I learn more about taxes?
The Department of the Treasury is the government agency that maintains and makes the money for the United States. Treasury has smaller offices that are called "bureaus" that each have a part in managing the money of the United States. The Internal Revenue Service is the bureau that collects taxes from individuals such as your mom and dad. To learn more about what the Internal Revenue Center does, visit their homepage at www.irs.gov. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is the bureau that makes and print the money we use everyday. To find out about how this is done, visit their homepage at www.bep.gov.