The TTB recognizes two types of signing authority.
The first is authority a person has because they are a member of an LLC or officer of a corporation. (Go here for more on selecting the appropriate kind of business entity.) If the person completing the COLA application is a member of your LLC or officer of your corporation, but was not listed as having signing authority when you filed your alcohol permit application, someone else who already has TTB-recognized authority to act on your company’s behalf must execute and file a TTB form called a Signing Authority giving the person the authority to act on your behalf. The TTB Signing Authority form is available on the TTB’s website. This type of form is also appropriate if you wish to have a company employee interact with the TTB.
The second type of singing authority is a Power of Attorney. The Power of Attorney form is the appropriate form to file if the person completing the application is acting on your behalf in a representative capacity, such as the company’s attorney or accountant. The form is also available on the TTB’s website. Again, someone at the company who the TTB has already recognized as having authority to act on the company’s behalf must sign the Power of Attorney.