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How much does a Connecticut alcoholic beverage distributor bond cost?
Connecticut alcoholic beverage distributor bond costs start at $100 annually. The state requires these bonds expire on June 30th, so your exact premium will depend on when you purchase your bond and its term length.
How do I get an alcoholic beverage distributor bond in Connecticut?
You can purchase your alcoholic beverage distributor bond online 24/7. Simply select the bond amount required for your license type and provide the following information for Department of Consumer Protection filing approval.
- licensee name
- licensee address
- licensee county
- line of business
Once your payment is processed, your official alcoholic beverage distributor bond will be emailed to you instantly.
How fast can I get an alcoholic beverages tax bond?
SuretyBonds.com offers instant Connecticut alcoholic beverage distributor bond delivery 24/7. Buy your bond now to receive your official Connecticut alcohol bond delivered in minutes by email.
What is a Connecticut alcoholic beverage distributor bond?
Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 220 Section 12-446 requires individuals file a surety bond before being authorized to ship, transport, or import alcoholic beverages in the state. This bond specifically requires alcoholic beverage distributors pay all taxes, interest, and penalties according to Connecticut General Statutes. State form OR-131 is officially titled the “Surety Tax Bond” but is more commonly known as the “alcohol distributor bond” or “liquor tax bond.”
Why do I need an alcoholic beverages tax bond in Connecticut?
By filing this bond to get your alcoholic beverage distributor permit, you guarantee to pay all taxes according to state law. If you fail to do so, your issuing surety company will pay valid claims to those that suffer financial losses up to the full bond amount, which you would be required to reimburse.
Who regulates alcoholic beverage distributors?
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division enforces licensing regulations for the state's alcoholic beverage distributors, including this surety bond requirement. If you have questions about your license application, existing license status, or surety bond requirement, you can contact the Liquor Control Division by calling 1(860)713-6200 or emailing [email protected].
How do I update or change my alcoholic beverages tax bond form?
If the Liquor Control Division requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety company. If you purchased your liquor tax bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested for these bonds are the licensee's name, address, or county.
How do I renew my Connecticut alcoholic beverage distributor bond?
You must renew your alcoholic beverage distributor bond before it expires annually on June 30th. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, we'll email you renewal instructions to keep your bond active for its next coverage term.
How do I get an alcoholic beverage distributor license in Connecticut?
Complete the following steps to apply for your Department of Consumer Protection permit authorizing you to distribute wine, beer, liquor, or other alcoholic beverages in the state.
- Apply for the appropriate state license type for your business.
- Register for a sales tax permit.
- Purchase and file a surety bond in the correct required bond amount.
Your sales tax permit will be issued by the Department of Revenue Services, and your alcoholic beverage distributor license will be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection.