The California Tobacco Manufacturer and Importer Surety Bond is required by the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.
Submit an online application to get a free, no-obligation quote on the price to obtain this bond!
What are the requirements in order to be a Tobacco Manufacturer and Importer in California?
According to the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act, all retailers, wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, and importers of cigarettes and tobacco products must obtain a Seller’s Permit to operate. To obtain this permit, simply submit an online application via the online registration system. As part of the requirements to maintain this registration, the individual must also file a California Tobacco Manufacturer and Importer Surety Bond.
For further details on the registration and taxing requirements of Tobacco Manufacturers and Importers in California, please visit the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration website.
What is the purpose of the California Tobacco Manufacturer and Importer Surety Bond and what is the bond amount?
In order to do business in California, tobacco manufacturers and importers must be issued a surety bond that is greater than $50,000 or the amount of escrow the manufacturer was required to deposit as a result of the largest of the most recent five calendar years’ sales.
The California Tobacco Manufacturer and Importer Surety Bond ensures to the Board of Equalization and Attorney General that after you have been given a license to operate, that you will pay all sales tax, claims placed on the bond and unsatisfied escrow obligations. This bond must be written for and in favor of the people and the State of California to ensure that all parties who engage in business with the tobacco manufacturer/importer are protected.
Where can I get a California Tobacco Manufacturer and Importer Surety Bond?
In order to obtain this bond, simply fill out our free online application! One of our licensed agents will contact you within one business day with a quote for the price to obtain your bond (the “premium”). If you choose to move forward after receiving your quote, we will have you sign any necessary paperwork and remit the premium payment, at which time we will ship your bond to you via USPS Priority Mail (with overnight shipping options also available).
Why choose Surety1?
At Surety1, our agents work with over a dozen “A” rated surety markets to ensure we are finding you the lowest price for your bond. We’ve been issuing surety bonds since 2003 and our quality, reliable service has led us to an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau! Located in California in licensed in all 50 states.