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Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Tax Bond

Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Tax Bond

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Who Requires the Alcohol Beverage Tax Bond and Why Is It Needed?

A surety bond (A-33) is required in Wisconsin for those who have applied for, or have obtained, a permit to engage in business subject to taxes according to the provisions of Chapters 66, 71, 77, 78, or 139, of the Wisconsin Statutes and a demand has been made upon the principal by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for security for payment of taxes. The surety bond is commonly needed alcohol beverage, tobacco products, cigarette, or fuel related businesses. A separate bond may be required for each of these tax types. The surety bond ensures compliance with all of the provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes, and payment of all taxes, interest, and penalties promptly when due, including taxes, interest, and penalties currently due and which may become due.

How Much Will My Surety Bond Cost?

Some Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Tax Bonds are offered completely online without a credit check or any paperwork. Surety Bonds Direct has access to the lowest bond prices available in the market for applicants with good credit and bad credit.

It only takes a couple minutes to provide us with the information required for a free, no-obligation quote. Or if you prefer, call 1‐800‐608‐9950 to speak with one of our friendly bond experts. We can help guide you through the bonding process and identify the lowest cost in the market for your situation.

If you are interested in spreading out the cost of your bond over time, we can offer convenient financing plans for many types of surety bonds. More information will be provided with your quote.

What Does the Bond Protect Against?

The bond ensures that the bonded principal shall will comply with all of the applicable provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes and pay all taxes, interest, and penalties promptly when due, including taxes, interest, and penalties now due and those which may become due.

What is Needed to Obtain My License or Registration?

In Wisconsin, liquor taxes are paid by permittees registered with the department pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes for each of the following business activities:

1. Wisconsin liquor wholesalers who import liquor from a foreign country under CBP bond.

2. Out-of-state shippers who ship liquor into Wisconsin from other states.

3. Wisconsin manufacturers, rectifiers, or wineries who produces or bottles liquor in Wisconsin.

4. Wine direct shippers who ship wine to individuals in Wisconsin.

Alcohol beverage permits are issued by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. To request an alcohol beverage permit, you must submit a properly completed application to the department. The application is available on the department’s website or by contacting the department’s Excise Tax Unit at (608) 266-6701.

As part of the permit process, security may be required to guarantee payment of the alcohol beverage tax. Permits will not be issued until the security is received. The amount of security required is typically twice the permittee's maximum monthly beverage tax, but not less than $1,000 or more than $100,000. Acceptable types of security include surety bonds, certificates of deposit, or cash.

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