Alcoholic Beverage Excise Tax

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To protect our citizens from the spread of the Corona Virus disease (COVID-19), the Tax Administration division will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020; until further notice. Please email the Tax Administrator for any questions or concerns.

Retailers

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

Wholesalers

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.

Alcoholic Beverage Wholesale Excise Tax Return Form

Beer Excise Tax Return Form

All returns should be mailed with payment by check/money order to:


City of South Fulton

Attn: Tax Administration Division

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.