You do not need a Federal license to sell tobacco products.
There are Federal record keeping requirements if you sell more than 10,000 cigarettes in a month. You should be aware of other requirements that may impact your sales of tobacco products. If you are just selling tobacco products, you only need a state tobacco license.
If you intend to manufacture tobacco products, or cigarette papers or tubes in the United States, you must apply for and receive the federal tobacco license. You will also need a state license.
If you intend to engage in the business of importing tobacco products, you must apply for and receive the federal tobacco license. You will also need a state license.
TTB does not administer or enforce any laws regulating the age of individuals who can purchase, use, possess, sell, or otherwise deal in, tobacco products. Each State government usually enforces any such laws or regulations. You may contact your State government to determine such laws and regulations and the agency that enforces them. We can assist you with this.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) does not regulate tobacco products or cigarette papers or tubes that are imported by a person for their personal use. If you are importing tobacco products or cigarette papers or tubes for personal use, you must to contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and your appropriate State government agency regulating such articles. We can assist you with this.
TTB has no special rules for sales conducted on the Internet. You are still subject to the same requirements for selling tobacco products or cigarette papers and tubes.
State or local law may restrict tobacco products or cigarette papers and tubes sold by e-mail or delivered by U.S. mail or other carrier. However, you must contact the appropriate State government agencies where you and your purchaser are located to find out if you need licenses or permits, need to pay taxes, or must comply with other requirements. We can assist you with this.