City or County Clerk CMB Information

JULY 2012 NOTICES

Overview

Cereal Malt Beverages cannot be sold without a valid CMB License that has been issued by the city or county where the licensed premise is located. Cities and counties must verify each CMB application, collect the $25 State CMB Stamp fee for each license and affix the State CMB Stamp to the application and license.

Cereal Malt Beverage Applications

Cities and counties must verify each CMB application, collect the $25 State CMB Stamp fee for each license and affix the State CMB Stamp to the city/county copy of the application, the CMB license then attach the State copy of the stamp to your monthly report (ABC-307). There are two types of licenses: On-Premise consumption and Off-Premise consumption. Each license type requires a separate application, State CMB Stamp and license.

To obtain applications:

  1. Visit the Cereal Malt Beverage website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/cmb.html. Select the link to the appropriate application type to obtain the form prepared by the Office of the Kansas Attorney General and print; or, you may obtain the applications on the Attorney General's website at http://www.ksag.org/page/cereal-malt-beverage-applications
  2. Call the Copy Center of Topeka at 785-234-6613 and order the appropriate application.

Pursuant to K.S.A. 41-2702(d)(1) and K.S.A. 41-2702(d)(2), cities and counties may charge an annual license fee in addition to the State CMB Stamp fee. The city/county may not alter the license fee schedule. The fee schedule is:

  • On-Premise Consumption (taverns, restaurants, etc.) $25 - $200
  • Off-Premise Consumption (grocery stores, convenience stores, etc.) $25 - $50

All applicants must be registered with the Kansas Department of Revenue to collect and remit sales tax, which is then distributed to your city or county. If the applicant has not applied for a sales tax number, please instruct them to obtain a Kansas Business Tax Application (CR-16) using any of the following options:

  1. Complete your Business Registration online via the Kansas Business Center
  2. Download and print the application.
  3. Send an email requesting the form to forms@kdor.ks.gov
  4. Call the Kansas Department of Revenue forms order line at 785-296-4937

Cereal Malt Beverage Retailer Licenses

Cities and counties approve and issue the Cereal Malt Beverage Retailer licenses. Licenses may be created by the city/county or be obtained from a print shop such as the Copy Center of Topeka by calling 785-234-6613.

If an applicant is approved for both on-premise and off-premise licenses, you must issue a license for each type. DO NOT put two State CMB Stamps on one license.

Obtaining State Cereal Malt Beverage Stamps

To obtain State CMB Stamps, please use the State CMB Stamp Order Form (ABC-303) to request State CMB Stamps. Send your completed Order Form to our office by mailing, faxing or emailing to the address or fax number listed on the form. To obtain the form, go to: http://www.ksrevenue.org/cmb.html

Reporting Cereal Malt Beverage Stamp Sales

All cities and counties are required to file their CMB Stamp Report with the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) on a monthly basis.

To ensure the correct State CMB Stamp fees are received, please keep all approved applications until your report is due. DO NOT submit applications without the CMB Monthly Report (ABC-307) and the CMB Stamp fee.

FILING:

  1. Complete your CMB Monthly Report (ABC-307) using the instructions provided on the front of the CMB Stamp Report booklet.
  2. If you have issued CMB licenses for the report period, attach a copy of each application that has the red State CMB Stamp affixed and remit $25 for each application by the due date. DO NOT attach copies of the license application to the ABC-307 form.
  3. If you did not sell any CMB Stamps, you are not required to file the CMB Monthly Report (ABC-307).

Additional Information

  • Current CMB information, applications and forms are available on the Cereal Malt Beverage page on our website.
  • A checklist has been created to assist you with CMB Applications and may be downloaded and printed from our website.
  • The Cereal Malt Beverage Act and Reference Guide are available on our website.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding Cereal Malt Beverage, please contact Dorothy Hare in our office at 785-296-7733. Emails are preferred to abc.licensing@kdor.ks.gov.

Notice Information

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Dorothy Hare in our office at 785-296-7733. Emails are preferred at abc.licensing@kdor.ks.gov.

Cereal Malt Beverage (CMB) Application Requirements

CMB Applications

Pursuant to K.S.A. 41-2702(c), CMB applications for a license shall be made upon a form prepared by the Office of the Kansas Attorney General and cannot be created or modified by the city or county.

There are two types of licenses: On-Premise consumption and Off-Premise consumption. Each license type requires a separate application, State CMB stamp and license.

To obtain applications from the Attorney General's website, click on the appropriate application type below:

You may obtain also obtain CMB Applications from the Copy Center of Topeka.

  • Phone 785-233-6677
  • Fax 785-233-6707

CMB License Fee Schedule:

Pursuant to K.S.A. 41-2702(d)(1) and K.S.A. 41-2702(d)(2), cities and counties may charge an annual license fee in addition to the State CMB Stamp fee. The fee schedule is:

  • On-Premise CMB license fee: $25 to $200.
  • Off-Premise CMB license fee: $25 to $50.

State CMB Stamp:

A State CMB stamp must be attached to each CMB license. Without this stamp, the CMB license is not valid. The State CMB Stamp fee is in addition to the license fee and is collected by the city or county clerk at the time of application. State CMB stamps do not expire.

  • State CMB Stamp fee $25. K.S.A. 41-2702

Sales Tax Registration:

For the privilege of engaging in the business of selling tangible personal property at retail in this state, i.e. CMB products, a sales tax is levied and shall be collected and paid at the statutory rate in addition to the applicable city and/or county tax. K.S.A. 79-3603.

The sales tax that is levied shall be paid by the consumer to the retailer and it shall be the duty of each and every retailer to collect from the consumer the full amount of tax imposed then remit it to the Director of Taxation. K.S.A. 79-3604.

Retailers shall make returns to the Director of Taxation using the filing frequency established by State law. K.S.A. 79-3607.

To help ensure the applicant has registered with the Kansas Department of Revenue to collect and remit sales tax, which is then distributed to your city or county, please ask the applicant to write their Kansas Retailers' Registration Sales Tax number or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) in the upper left corner of the CMB application.

If the CMB applicant has not registered their business or their additional location, you may use any of the following options to obtain the Business Tax Application (CR-16) or the Kansas Registration Schedule for Additional Business Location (CR-17):

  1. Complete your Business Registration On-Line via the Kansas Business Center http://www.ksrevenue.org/busregistration.html
  2. Download and print the application http://www.ksrevenue.org/busregistration.html
  3. Send an email requesting the form to forms@kdor.ks.gov
  4. Call the Kansas Department of Revenue Forms Order Line at 785-296-4937

CMB LICENSING

Once all CMB application requirements have been met and verified, the license may be issued. Qualifications for a CMB License are provided in K.S.A. 41-2703.

Processing CMB Applications

The CMB Application Checklist (ABC-304) has been created to assist you with processing applications. Some common mistakes are:

  • Kansas Sales Tax number is missing
  • On-Premise and Off-Premise application are on the same form
  • On-Premise or Off-Premise application type not checked

Obtaining CMB Stamps:

Effective Jan. 1, 2009, State CMB Stamps are no longer automatically mailed to you. To order State CMB Stamps, complete and submit the State CMB Stamp Order Form (ABC-303) to our office by mailing, faxing or emailing to the address or fax number listed on the form.

Cereal Malt Beverage Retailer Licenses

Cities and counties approve and issue the Cereal Malt Beverage Retailer licenses.

REPORTING YOUR CMB STAMP SALES

All cities and counties are required to file their CMB Stamp Report with the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) on a monthly basis.

FILING:

  1. Complete your CMB Monthly Report (ABC-307) using the instructions provided on the front of the CMB Stamp Report booklet.
  2. If you have issued CMB licenses for the report period, attach a copy of each application that has the red State CMB Stamp affixed and remit $25 for each application by the due date. DO NOT attach copies of the license application to the ABC-307 form.
  3. If you did not sell any CMB Stamps, you are not required to file the CMB Monthly Report (ABC-307).

To ensure the correct State CMB Stamp fees are received, please keep all approved applications until your report is due. DO NOT submit applications without the CMB Monthly Report (ABC-307) and payment.

Forms

Cereal Malt Beverage Act and Reference Guide

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Links

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