Revenue Collection / Confiscations

All persons who have liquor or cigarettes confiscated should receive a receipt from the taxpayer compliance officer. If you did not receive a receipt, please e-mail poe@tabc.state.tx.us.

During the 2012 Fiscal Year, Ports of Entry taxpayer compliance officers confiscated and destroyed 14,582 alcoholic beverage and cigarette containers. These containers were confiscated for the following reasons:

  • importations in excess of legal limits,
  • importations not declared,
  • persons refusing to pay the required taxes and fees,
  • importations by intoxicated persons,
  • importations attempted by persons under 21 years of age, and
  • persons not having proper ID.

The charts below show the revenue collected, number of containers stamped, and number of containers confiscated annually from Fiscal Year 2003 to Fiscal Year 2012.

Total Revenue Collected
  Alcoholic Beverages $ Cigarettes $ Total $
FY12 4,680,808 752,310 5,433,118
FY11 1,974,193 994,245 2,968,438
FY10 2,276,562 1,064,699 3,341,260
FY09 2,434,368 895,895 3,330,262
FY08 2,550,079 906,681 3,456,760
FY07 2,746,750 1,240,261 3,987,011
FY06 2,709,685 945,959 3,655,644
FY05 2,633,158 977,589 3,610,747
FY04 2,667,966 1,200,355 3,868,321
FY03 2,200,735 1,423,481 3,624,216

Total Containers Stamped
  Alcoholic Beverages Cigarettes Total
FY12 1,282,355 501,540 1,783,895
FY11 1,772,878 662,830 2,435,708
FY10 2,046,129 709,799 2,755,928
FY09 2,180,902 597,263 2,778,165
FY08 2,277,899 604,454 2,882,353
FY07 2,439,214 1,221,659 3,660,873
FY06 2,431,746 1,943,999 4,375,745
FY05 2,603,444 2,385,021 4,988,465
FY04 2,614,627 2,927,695 5,542,322
FY03 2,274,620 3,088,489 5,363,109

Total Confiscations
  Alcoholic Beverages Cigarettes Total
FY12 12,142 2,440 14,582
FY11 2,994 4,498 7,492
FY10 3,215 5,515 8,730
FY09 3,162 5,489 8,651
FY08 5,487 6,870 12,357
FY07 7,439 8,265 15,704
FY06 8,728 2,707 11,435
FY05 8,251 2,203 10,454
FY04 8,773 3,143 11,916
FY03 6,739 5,930 12,669