Why do you need a tobacco payment 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.

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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.

Contact the surety company's claims department and provide evidence that the claim is false. Watch our video to learn more about bond claims.

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.

Surety Bonds do not protect you

The bond is a form of insurance for your clients, which is why many businesses proudly list that they are bonded on their marketing material. However, you will be required to reimburse the bonding company should a claim be paid out.

Why you must avoid claims at all costs

Fidelity Bonds protect your business

You can protect your business from employee theft and fraud by purchasing a fidelity bond. You can read more in our fidelity bond section.

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