ASK THE BUSINESS LICENSE GURU

By David Yount

Question:

“Does a tobacco manufacturer need a federal license?”

Answer:

If your company intends to manufacture tobacco products within the United States, you may be required to obtain a federal permit from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Additional manufacturer or distributor of tobacco products licenses may be required by state and local authorities depending on where the tobacco will be sold. Federal law requires that all businesses who intend to manufacture tobacco products obtain a permit from TTB. To apply for a permit to manufacture tobacco products, you must complete a detailed application, a personnel questionnaire for each officer, director, or stockholder of more than 10 percent, provide a diagram of factory premises, and obtain a surety bond. Failure to secure and maintain proper licensing could potentially incur civil fines, or the imposition of criminal penalties.

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