The Georgia Cigar & Cigarette Distributor License Performance & Liability Bond is required by the GA Department of Revenue as part of the Tobacco Wholesaler or Distributor License requirements.
What are the requirements in order to be a Tobacco Wholesaler or Distributor in Georgia?
According to the state of Georgia, a Wholesaler/Distributor is any person, whether located within or outside the borders of this state, other than a dealer, who sells or distributes tobacco within or into the boundaries of this state and who maintains a warehouse, warehouse personnel and salespersons who regularly contact and call on tobacco dealers and is engaged in the business of, importing into this state or purchasing tobacco from other manufacturers or distributors and selling the tobacco to dealers in this state for resale but is not in the business of selling the tobacco directly to the consumer of the tobacco.
In order to legally operate as a Tobacco Wholesaler or Distributor in Georgia, a license must be obtained. To get this Wholesaler/Distributor License, the applicant must submit the following on the Georgia Tax Center website:
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- Scanned copy of the current annual registration from the GA Secretary of State
- Scanned copy of a List of Products to be sold
- Scanned copy of Local License
- Scanned copy of Warehouse Lease/Deed
- ATT-17 Georgia Alcohol & Tobacco Personnel Statement (requires notarization)
- Financial Affidavit (requires notarization)
- A Tobacco Distributors Tax Stamp Bond
- A Georgia Cigar & Cigarette Distributor License Performance & Liability Bond in the amount of $5,000
- Power of Attorney (if applicable)
- Citizenship Affidavit along with a government-issued photo ID
For more information about the processes and requirements for obtaining a Tobacco Wholesaler/Distributor license, please visit the GA Dept of Revenue website.
Where can I get a Georgia Cigar & Cigarette Distributor License Performance & Liability 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 completed bond to you (with applicable Power of Attorney) via USPS Priority Mail (with overnight shipping options also available).
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