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  • Application for permission – still

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    This application can be completed online. If you can't open the form, save it to your computer first and open it from there.

    Once you have completed your application, follow the instructions at Lodging your application to send it to us through the Business Portal.

    When to use this form

    Complete this application if you don't have an excise manufacturer licence and want permission to manufacture, sell, dispose of, buy, import, own or possess a still with a capacity of more than five litres. You need permission for the still regardless of what it will be used for.

    A still is equipment used to separate substances from a liquid mix, by using the different evaporation rates of those substances. The capacity of the still refers to the volume of liquid that the still is capable of holding.

    Permission for the still is not a licence to distil alcohol. It is illegal to distil alcohol without an excise manufacturer licence.

    Lodging your application

    If you use the Business Portal to lodge your application, we can process it faster than if you lodge by post. Simply follow these steps:

    1. Fill in the application form
    2. Save the completed form as a PDF to your system
    3. Log into the Business Portal
    4. Select the MailExternal Link service
    5. Create a New message
    6. Select Alcohol, fuel and petroleum, tobacco, duty free store from the Excise subject list
    7. Attach the application form
    8. Select Send.

    Note: You will receive a receipt number once you've lodged your application.

    Tracking progress of your application

    You can track the progress of your application using the 'Your dealings with the Tax Office' function in the Business Portal.

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    Last modified: 09 Mar 2018QC 38481