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Florida Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Surety Bond

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Florida requires licenses or permits for those in the alcohol and tobacco industry and a surety bond. The bond is a guarantee that all taxes will be paid.

A separate surety bond must be submitted for each type of license or permit.

Surety Bond Requirements are as Follows:

  • Alcoholic Beverages -Manufacturer -Malt Beverages (Beer) $20,000 surety bond
  • Alcoholic Beverages -Manufacturer -Wine $5,000 surety bond
  • Alcoholic Beverages -Manufacturer -Wine & Cordials $5,000 surety bond
  • Alcoholic Beverages -Manufacturer -Distilled Spirit (Liquor) $25,000 surety bond
  • Alcoholic Beverages -Manufacturer -Rectify and/or Blend $25,000 surety bond
  • Alcoholic Beverages -Distributor -Beer and/or Wine $25,000 surety bond
  • Alcoholic Beverages -Distributor -Beer, Wine & Liquor $100,000 surety bond
  • Alcoholic Beverages -Importer -Beer, Wine & Liquor $0-Prohibited
  • Alcoholic Beverages -Broker or Sales Agent -Beer, Wine & Liquor $0-Prohibited
  • Alcoholic Beverages -Bonded Warehouse -Beer, Wine & Liquor $5,000 surety bond
  • Cigarettes -Distributor -Tax Paid (Only), Stamping Agent (Cash & Charge) $2,000 to an unlimited surety bond amount
  • Cigarettes -Distributing Agent -Public Warehousing $2,000 to an unlimited surety bond
  • Tobacco Products -Distributor -Pipe, Tobacco, Chewing Tobacco, & Snuff surety bond has an unlimited surety bond amount
  • All licenses and permits issued must have a properly executed surety bond. If the surety bond becomes expired or cancelled, the licensee or permitee must cease all operations until a new bond is secured.

    Applicants can apply for their license and permit with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

    How Much Will This Bond Cost?

    The premium that you pay for a Florida Alcohol or Tobacco Surety Bond is dependent on credit, and the bond amount needed. For bond amounts over $50,000, personal and/or business financial statements are required. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific bond needs.

    More Surety Bond Questions?

    Check out our FAQ page or What’s a Surety Bond? page. Should you need or choose to buy a surety bond, buy from us. SuretyGroup.com has been underwriting surety bonds throughout the U.S. for more than 35 years. When you work with us, you enjoy the unique benefit of dealing with a team of highly experienced surety agents with in-house underwriting authority. This allows you to receive competitive, low rates, quick approvals, and immediate bond delivery. In most cases, your bond will be delivered within 24 hours after you apply for it.


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