A Georgia Liquor Manufacturer Distillery Tax Bond is a type of surety bond required by the Georgia Department of Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Division for distilleries to obtain a license. The bond amount is $10,000.  The cost of the surety bond is usually between 1% and 3% of the bond amount, subject to a minimum premium and fees of $150. Surety1 will shop its many markets to procure the right price at the right terms. Georgia Liquor Manufacturer Distillery Tax Bond

How to Get a Georgia Liquor Manufacturer Distillery Tax Bond

At Surety1.com we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Georgia Liquor Manufacturer Distillery Tax Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. 

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How to Get a Georgia Liquor Manufacturer Distillery License

Getting a Georgia Liquor Manufacturer Distillery License involves two main steps: securing federal approval and obtaining a state license. Here’s a breakdown of the process:

Federal Requirements:

  1. Federal Basic Permit: You’ll need a permit from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to manufacture distilled spirits. You can apply for this permit online through the TTB website. TTB website: https://www.ttb.gov/

State Requirements:

  1. Local License: The first step is to obtain a license from your local authority (county or municipality). Requirements vary by location, so contact your local licensing authority to determine their specific process and paperwork.
  2. Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR): Once you have your local license, you can apply for the state-level Georgia Liquor Manufacturer/Distillery License through the Georgia DOR website. Here’s what you’ll need to submit:
    • Completed Application: Fill out the application electronically through the Georgia Tax Center (GTC).
    • Georgia Liquor Manufacturer Distillery Tax Bond (typically $10,000).
    • Supporting Documents:
      • Citizenship Affidavit (notarized) with government ID proof.
      • Scanned copy of your business registration with the GA Secretary of State.
      • Copy of your Federal Basic Permit.
      • Copy of your Local License.
      • Proof of property ownership or lease agreement.
      • Power of Attorney (if applicable).
      • Form ATT-104: Brand & Label Registration and Designation of Sales Territory.
      • Form ATT-17: Georgia Alcohol & Tobacco Personnel Statement (notarized).
      • Financial Affidavit.

Additional Tips:

  • Allow ample time for processing, as both federal and state applications can take several weeks or months.
  • Contact the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division with any questions you may have: https://dor.georgia.gov/distillery-state

The information provided above is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.  Do not rely solely on the information presented here as a substitute for professional legal counsel.



How to Get Your Georgia Liquor Manufacturer Distillery Tax Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

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