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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
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Common nameAlcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
AbbreviationATF
Agency overview
FormedJuly 1, 1972; 48 years ago (1972-07-01)[1]
Preceding agency
  • IRS Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division
Employees5,101 (2018)[2]
Annual budgetUS$1.274 billion (2018)[2]
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agencyUnited States
Operations jurisdictionUnited States
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersAriel Rios Federal Building, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.
Agency executive
Parent agency
Website
www.atf.gov