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Who Needs a Surety Bond in Florida for Alcohol and Tobacco Taxes?

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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.

    I Need a Surety Bond

    Apply Today at SuretyGroup.com:

    Phone: 1‑844‑432‑6637
    Emailinfo@suretygroup.com
    Fax:     404-351-3237
    Hours: 8:00-5:00 CST, Monday through Friday




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