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How much does a Georgia tobacco license bond cost?
The Georgia tobacco license bond costs $100 annually. Georgia law requires these bonds expire annually on June 30th, so your exact premium will vary depending on when you purchase your tax bond for your license.
How do I get a tobacco tax bond in Georgia?
You can purchase your Georgia tobacco tax bond online 24/7. You'll need to provide the following information for Department of Revenue filing approval.
- name of entity as shown on your license application
- business address
- state taxpayer identification number, if available
Once your payment is processed, your official Georgia surety bond will be delivered to your email instantly.
How fast can I get a tobacco tax surety bond for my license?
SuretyBonds.com offers instant Georgia tobacco license surety bond delivery 24/7. Purchase now to receive your official tobacco tax bond delivered in minutes by email.
What is the tobacco tax bond in Georgia?
The Georgia Taxes on Tobacco and Vapor Products Code requires cigar, cigarette, and vapor product distributors file a surety bond to guarantee they'll promptly pay all taxes, license fees, rental charges, and other money owed to the Department of Revenue. The state's official form is titled the “Cigar, Cigarette, and Vapor Products Distributors License Performance and Tax Liability Bond” but is more commonly known as the “tobacco tax bond,” "tobacco license bond," or just “tobacco bond.” The bond must run concurrently with the tobacco distributor's license, which expires annually on June 30th according to Georgia law.
Why do I need a Georgia tobacco tax bond?
By filing this tax bond for your tobacco license, you agree to promptly pay all of your owed taxes, license fees, and rental charges to the state. If you fail to do so, your issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to your full bond amount, which you must reimburse.
Who regulates my tobacco business license?
The Georgia Department of Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Division enforces tobacco license regulations in the state, including this tobacco distributor surety bond requirement. You can contact the Alcohol and Tobacco Division staff by calling 1(877)423-6711 or emailing [email protected]. If you have questions about the bond amount required for your tobacco distributor bond, contact the division before purchasing your bond.
How do I update or change my tobacco products bond form?
If the Georgia DOR requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.
The most common changes requested for these bonds are updating the following to match your tobacco distributor business license.
- name of entity
- business address
- bond amount
How do I renew my tobacco tax permit bond in Georgia?
You must renew your Georgia tobacco tax surety bond before its current term expires on June 30th. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, a new distributor bond form will be issued and sent to you for your next license term.
How can you apply for a Georgia tobacco license?
You can apply for a Georgia tobacco products distributor business license online on the Georgia Tax Center website. The following documents must be submitted with your online application.
- current annual registration from the GA Secretary of State
- list of products to be sold
- local license
- warehouse lease/deed
- notarized ATT-17 Georgia Alcohol & Tobacco Personnel Statement
- notarized Financial Affidavit
- surety bond
- Power of Attorney, if applicable
- Citizenship Affidavit along with secure and verifiable documents, i.e. government issued photo ID
Additionally, you will need to pay any applicable fees to complete the application process.
What are the different Georgia tobacco license types?
The Georgia Department of Revenue enforces the following in-state tobacco license types.
- manufacturer ($250 license fee)
- wholesaler/distributor ($250 license fee)
- retailer ($10 license fee)
- special event ($10 license fee)
The Georgia Department of Revenue enforces the following out-of-state tobacco license types.