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Georgia Alcohol License or Tax Bond

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How much does a Georgia alcohol tax bond cost? 

Most Georgia alcohol tax bonds cost $100 annually. Your personal bond premium will depend on your liquor license type and its required bond amount.

How can you get an alcohol license bond in Georgia?

You can buy your Georgia alcohol tax bond online 24/7 by choosing the bond required for your liquor license in the dropdown above or table below. Information required for Department of Revenue filing approval varies by liquor license type, but you'll probably need to provide the following. 

  • business name 
  • physical business address
  • county 
  • state taxpayer identification number  

Once your payment has been processed, your official alcoholic beverage tax bond will be sent to your email instantly. 

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Bond Type
$5,000Brewpub License Performance and Tax Liability Bond
$5,000Distilled Spirits License Performance and Tax Liability Bond
$2,500Liquor Broker Tax Bond
$5,000Liquor Importer Tax Bond
$10,000Liquor Manufacturer Distillery Tax Bond
$5,000Liquor Wholesalers Tax Bond
$5,000Malt Beverage Performance and Tax Liability Bond
$5,000Malt Beverage Wholesalers Tax Bond
$10,000Manufacturers Distilled Spirits License Bond
$2,500Retailers and Consumption on Premises Bond
$5,000Winery Manufacturer Broker Importer Tax Bond
$5,000Wine Wholesalers Performance and Tax Bond

What is a Georgia alcohol license or tax bond?

Official Code of Georgia Annotated Title 3 requires individuals file various surety bonds with the state before being issued a business license to sell, wholesale, import, broker, brew, distill, or otherwise manufacture alcohol in the state. The official title of each bond form varies, but these bonds are commonly known as an “alcoholic beverage license bond,” “alcohol tax bond,” or “alcohol surety bond.” 

Why do I need an alcohol tax bond for my liquor license?

By filing this type of bond, liquor license holders agree to comply with Georgia laws that regulate the state's alcohol industry, which often include a specific requirement that they pay owed taxes to the state in full and on time. If a licensed premises fails to comply with the state's liquor license laws or alcohol beverage tax requirements, their issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to their full bond amount, which they would be required to reimburse.

Who regulates my liquor license and alcohol beverage taxes? 

The Georgia Department of Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Division enforces liquor license and alcohol tax requirements in the state. If you have questions about your alcoholic beverage license application or surety bond requirement, you can contact the Alcohol and Tobacco Division by calling 1(877)423-6711 or emailing [email protected].

Who needs an alcohol surety bond?

You might need to purchase and file an alcohol surety bond in the correct required bond amount before being issued one of the following business license types in Georgia. 

  • Brewpub 
  • Consumption on Premises 
  • Distilled Spirits Manufacturer
  • Distilled Spirits Wholesaler 
  • Liquor Broker 
  • Liquor Importer 
  • Liquor Manufacturer
  • Liquor Wholesaler 
  • Malt Beverage Performance 
  • Malt Beverage Wholesaler  
  • Retailer or Retail Dealer 
  • Special Event
  • Winery Manufacturer, Importer, or Shipper
  • Wine Wholesaler 

How do I update or change my liquor license bond form? 

If the Department of Revenue requires your liquor license or alcohol tax bond form to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested are updating your business name, address, or county to match your licensed premises permit.

How do I renew my alcohol tax bond form? 

You must renew your liquor license or alcohol tax bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be sent to keep your bond active for your next alcohol beverage license term. 

How do I get a Georgia alcohol license?

The alcohol permit application process varies depending on the specific liquor license you need. Generally you should expect to complete the following steps. 

  1. Apply for your needed licensing type using the state's Alcohol License Portal. Note that retail licensees will still apply directly with the Georgia Tax Center.
  2. Provide all supporting documentation.
  3. Pay all required license fees.
  4. Purchase and file a Georgia surety bond in the correct required bond amount.

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