Questions and Answers
ATF receives numerous telephone and electronic inquiries on a daily basis. In an effort to be consistent and to provide individuals with the most up-to-date information, ATF has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions and provided answers to those questions.
Frequently asked questions about vapes, e-cigarettes and the 2021 amendment to the PACT Act.
Answers to common questions about alcohol and tobacco diversion, which is the trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products in avoidance of Federal, State or foreign taxes or in violation of Federal, State or foreign law.
These questions are intended to help you gain a better understanding of explosives-related issues. You can also find the latest federal explosives regulations in our Rules and Regulations section.
Answers to some common questions about importing or exporting firearms into/from the United States if you are not a federal firearms licensee.
Questions regarding the personal collections of firearms if you are a federal firearms licensee (FFL).
Answers to common questions about firearm records and bound book entries.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the theft or loss of firearms in transit.
The PACT Act law went into effect on June 29, 2010. The PACT Act features several major components; it regulates the mailing of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to consumers through the U.S. Postal Service; Registration, Reporting, Delivery requirements, recordkeeping, List of Unregistered or Non-Compliant Delivery Seller’s; increases penalties to a felony up to 3 years imprisonment and gives ATF inspection authority to examine any records required to be maintained and any cigarettes or smokeless kept on the premises.