What is a Tobacco Tax Bond?
You are required to obtain a surety bond to sell tobacco, which protects the public. If you do not pay the required taxes on the tobacco you sell to the government, a claim can be filed on your bond. For example, if you own a store that sells cigarettes, but don't pay the required government taxes, a claim can be filed on your bond. If you would like to learn more about what surety bonds are and how they work, you can read our detailed guide here.
If you're unsure whether you need a bond, you can select your state from the list below to view the bond requirements.
What will your bond cost?
Bond costs are a small percentage of the bond amount and vary by applicant, bond amount and bond type. You can get a general idea of costs using our instant cost estimate tool. If you're ready for a firm quote, you can apply and get an exact quote instantly online.
Why our rates are so low
When it comes to surety bond insurance, there is safety in numbers. As the largest volume surety bond writer in the country, we are able to obtain the lowest rates from the strongest bonding company partners.
Frequently Asked Questions
Apply online, receive an instant quote, sign the indemnity agreement, pay for your bond directly on our website and we will ship the bond to you.
It depends on the state. Some only require one bond for the sale of all tobacco products. Other states require a separate bond for the sale of tobacco products other than cigarettes. Check with your state to determine the specific requirements.
No. Bond requirements vary by state. You can view our state requirement list. If your state is not included, please contact it directly because legislation can change often.
You must contact us immediately, as we have a team of claim specialists here to find a resolution for you. Keep in mind, it is crucial that you work with an expert in the surety industry. Learn more about how to ensure you choose the proper bond company.
Yes. You can apply to get approved for a tobacco bond, even if you have credit issues. Keep in mind, the price will increase significantly.
You can take a look at our full list of license and permit bonds.