Alcoholic Beverage Excise Tax

  1. Retailers
  2. Wholesalers

Retailers selling liquor-by-the-drink to the public for on premises consumption in South Fulton are required to collect excise taxes. These excise taxes are required to be remitted to the City on or before the 20th day of each month, for the preceding calendar month, accompanied by a completed Retail Excise Tax Return on Liquor by the Drink form.

When paid on or before the 20th of the month, the retailer may deduct and retain three percent of the first $3,000 of tax and one-half percent of the amount of tax in excess of $3,000 as a vendor’s credit.

Failure to pay by the due date will result in the loss of the vendor’s credit and incur penalties and interest as detailed on the tax return form.

Retail Excise Tax Return on Liquor by the Drink

**Per the Police Department, all businesses must be current on excise tax payments in order to complete their Alcohol License renewal each year. For confirmation, please submit an email request to britney.gordon@cityofsouthfultonga.gov.

Online Payments

The City of South Fulton is pleased to announce that Alcohol Excise Tax Payments can now be paid online. You must receive an invoice from the City of South Fulton Finance Department in order to pay online. 


Access the City of South Fulton Payment Portal to make a payment.


In addition, returns can be mailed with payment by check/money order to:

City of South Fulton
Attn: Finance - Accounts Receivables
5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd, SW
South Fulton, GA 30336


Please click here to view the Alcohol Excise Tax ordinance for the City of South Fulton:

All Alcohol Licenses are issued through the City of South Fulton Police Department, License and Permit unit. They can be reached at pdlicenses@cityofsouthfultonga.gov or 470-809-7372.