Alcoholic Beverage Excise Tax
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.
**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 [email protected].
Wholesalers selling alcoholic beverages to retailers 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 wholesale tax return form(s).
Failure to file a return/s, or to remit the tax, is grounds for suspension or revocation of the wholesaler’s license. Failure to pay by the due date will subject the licensee to the penalty and interest on the tax due.
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.
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 [email protected] or 470-809-7372.