Policy Issue Sep 13, 2022
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
The TTB is the primary federal regulator of the alcohol industry. Alcohol wholesalers must have a TTB permit, and these businesses rely on the TTB to provide clarity on regulations to operate legally. The TTB is also responsible for:
- Collecting alcohol excise taxes. In FY 2021, the TTB achieved a return on investment of $375 for every dollar spent on collection activities.
- Enforcing the Federal Alcohol Administration Act and other federal laws that promote fair competition, support state alcohol regulation and prevent tainted alcohol products from reaching consumers.
- Maintaining a level playing field and facilitating a robust and diverse marketplace.
We Encourage Congress To:
- Support and fully fund the TTB.