Alcohol and Tobacco FAQs
How do I print an alcohol or tobacco license?
Learn how to print an alcohol or tobacco license.
How long does it take to obtain a alcohol or tobacco license?
The length of time to obtain an alcohol or tobacco license can vary and excludes holidays and weekends. It is based upon the information being filed correctly, the paperwork submitted is complete with no omissions, and being responsive to all necessary information the Department of Revenue representative requests.
Is a bond required to apply for a license?
A bond may be required on specific license types to include but not limited to retail liquor package stores, alcohol manufacturers, alcohol importers, alcohol brokers, and alcohol/tobacco wholesalers. Get a copy of the bond online.
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How do I apply for an alcohol or tobacco license?
If this is your first time registering your business with the State of Georgia, please read and follow the instructions on how to Register a New Georgia Business online using the Georgia Tax Center (GTC). Once registered, you may apply for an alcohol or tobacco license online.
Logon to GTC and select register a new tax account under the "I Want To" menu.
How do I report illegal sales to minors?
You may contact the Alcohol and Tobacco Division by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 1-877-423-6711 and select option 1, option 3, and option 1 to reach a representative.
I received a citation from a Special Agent, what are the next steps?
The citation will list a hearing date, time, and location. Most hearings are teleconference, but you may request an in-person hearing. You should receive a hearing packet with details of the hearing process, progressive disciplinary policy, and a plea of no contest form. Please read the hearing packet in its entirety for detailed instructions about the hearing process.
What type of alcohol licenses do you offer?
The Department of Revenue offers a variety of In-State and Out-of-State alcohol licenses. View the different license types.
Do I need a new alcohol or tobacco license if my business location address has changed?
Yes. If you move to a new location, a new alcohol or tobacco license application is required to be filed. Licenses are non-transferable.
How much does an alcohol or tobacco/vape/alternative nicotine license cost?
The cost of an alcohol or tobacco license varies based upon the type of license.
What is the excise tax rate for alcohol products?
Alcohol excise taxes are due by the 15th of each month. The tax rates on alcohol products are located online. You must file your monthly excise tax online within your Georgia Tax Center account.
What is the excise tax rate on tobacco products?
Tobacco excise taxes are due by the 10th of each month. The tax rates on tobacco products can be found online. You must file your monthly excise tax online within your Georgia Tax Center account. Read instructions on how to file the return.
How do I file a brand registration?
Brand Registrations are filed online using the Georgia Tax Center. Learn how to submit a brand registration and how to set up a wholesaler profile.
I am out of the country and returning to the State of Georgia with alcohol, what paperwork do I need to file?
A customs request should be submitted before traveling. Read more about bringing alcohol through US customs for personal use, relocating for work, or on military orders. Submit the customs request online using the Georgia Tax Center.