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U.S. Department of the Treasury


The Treasury has seven bureaus. They are the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and U.S. Mint. Learn more about these bureaus, including their missions and some of their resources.

Bureaus of the Treasury

Click on each tab in this box to learn more about each Treasury bureau. As a visual aid, below is a table that shows the general organization of the Treasury related to its bureaus. It does not include all offices and entities. It highlights the organizational relationship of the bureaus under the Treasury. Majority of the bureaus report either to the U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, the Treasurer of the United States, the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance, or the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. The bureaus are italicized and highlighted in yellow

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Internal Revenue Service Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Treasurer of the United States Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Bureau of Engraving & Printing U.S. Mint Bureau of the Fiscal Service Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

Main website:

Established: 2003

Mission: "To collect the taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition, protect the consumer by ensuring the integrity of alcohol products, ensure only qualified businesses enter the alcohol and tobacco industries, and prevent unfair and unlawful market activity for alcohol and tobacco products."

Vision: "TTB's vision is to be a model for next generation government in the regulation, taxation, and science of alcohol and tobacco products."

Additional TTB information: 

Resource Information
American Viticultural Area Reading Room This online resource has freely available TTB documents from 2007 to the present.
Industry Startup Tutorial Learn more about the application process for starting a business.
Permits Online Customer Page Locate specific types of applications to operate a TTB-regulated business.
Prospective Business Owners  See this helpful six-step process on starting a business that operates certain alcohols and tobacco products.
Regulations Stay up-to-date on the TTB regulations.
TTB Statistics and Data: Reports and Data Discover monthly and yearly information on alcohol, tobacco, taxes and more.
TTB Statutes Access the statutes that the U.S. Congress provides the "authority for TTB to write regulations."

Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP)

Main website:

Established: 1862

Mission: "To develop and produce United States currency notes, trusted worldwide."

Vision: "To set the world standard for banknotes and document security through excellence in manufacturing and innovation."

Additional BEP information: 

Resource Information
FAQs See the top questions that BEP answers.
News Hear about the latest BEP news, including press releases and announcements.
Banknote Equipment Manufacturers Read about BEP's services to "facilitate machine recognition and acceptance of genuine U.S. currency."
Currency Explore information about U.S. currency, from production figures to redesigns.
Currency Accessibility Find out BEP's programs for blind and visually impaired individuals to meaningfully access U.S. currency.
Mutilated Currency Redemption Learn about the free program for individuals and institutions that want to redeem mutilated currency notes.
Shredded Currency Distribution Review the application process to use shredded U.S. currency for artistic or commercial purposes.
Visitor Centers Check out information about touring the centers in Washington, DC, and Fort Worth, Texas.

Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service)

Main website:

Established: 2012

Mission: "Promote the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the federal government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services."

Vision: "Transform financial management and the delivery of shared services in the federal government."

Values: Integrity, collaboration, accountability, learning, and excellence

Additional Fiscal Service information: 

Resource Information
Frequently Asked Questions View the top topics that Fiscal Service answers from the public, from check claims to tax refund offsets.
Forms Access electronic forms, including for bureau-specific programs.
News Hear about news about the bureau.
Reference & Guidance Review highlighted reference materials, including the Green Book, Gold Book, FAST Book, and the Financial Management Standards.
Reports, Statements & Publications Read featured bureau publications, including the Financial Report of the United State Government.
  • Business & Institutions
    • Find information about wage garnishments, research surety bonds, exchange rates, and more.
  • The General Public
    • Explore resources about Federal benefit payments, making tax payments, managing tax refunds, and more.
  • Government Agencies
    • Learn about resources for Federal Government agencies. 
All Programs & Services See an index of the bureau's programs and services.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

Main website:

Established: 1990

Mission: "To safeguard the financial system from illicit use, combat money laundering and its related crimes including terrorism, and promote national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence."

Additional FINCEN information: 

Resource Information
Frequently Asked Questions Check out the top topics that the bureau answers from the public.
FinCEN's Legal Authorities Learn about the bureau's statute that defined its "duties and powers."
News Hear about the latest bureau news, including by topic like casinos, insurance industries, and mortgage brokers.
Resources Explore financial data from the bureau, including statistics on suspicious activities, international programs, and filing information.
MSB Registrant Search See data on over 26,000 registered Money Services Businesses.
Case Examples Review examples of FinCEN cases from 2015 to the present, including on jewelers, check crimes, and terrorism.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Main website:

Established: 1862

Mission: "Provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all."

Values: Honesty & integrity, respect, continuous improvement, inclusion, openness & collaboration, and personal accountability

Additional IRS information: 

Resource Information
Credits and Deductions See how to claim credits and deductions.
File Learn about how to file either as an individual, business, charity, or international taxpayer.
Forms, Instructions & Publications Access electronically all the IRS forms and related information about them.
Get Your Tax Record Find your tax record to learn about how much you owe, payment history, and more.
IRS Criminal Investigation Annual Reports Read the yearly publication on this bureau's division of "accomplishments and criminal enforcement actions."
IRS Newsroom Hear about the latest news from the bureau.
Tax Fraud Alerts Report to the bureau on any scheme, scam, or con related to paying taxes.
The Truth about Frivolous Tax Arguments See the document on "individuals and groups who oppose compliance with the Federal tax laws."
Where's My Refund? Check on the status of your tax refund.
Your Online Account Create an online account to view your tax records.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Main website:

Established: 1863

Mission: "To ensure that national banks and federal savings associations operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations."

Vision Statement: "The OCC is the leading prudential supervisor that adds value through proactive and risk-based supervision; is sought after as a source of knowledge and expertise; and promotes a vibrant and diverse banking system that benefits consumers, communities, businesses, and the U.S. economy."

Additional OCC information: 

Resource Information
Annual Report Access OCC reports to the U.S. Congress on the condition of the Federal banking system.
Fraud Resources File a report on financial crimes and fraudulent activities. Explore this resource that "provides information and assistance for customers of national banks and Federal savings associations."
History of OCC
  • Discover the history of the OCC, including keys moments in the bureau's past.
  • Previous Comptrollers
    • View the biographies of former Comptrollers of the Currency since 1863.
  • Bulletin
    • See highlights of recent OCC activities.
  • News Releases
    • Hear about featured OCC news and events.
Publications Read OCC publications that they produced for "bankers, examiners, and other agency stakeholders."
Regulations Learn about OCC regulations, including for the National Bank Act and the Home Owners Loan Act of 1933.
Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2023-2027 Review OCC's latest strategic plan that "promotes agility and a culture of continuous learning, credibility, and trust as the banking system evolves."

United States Mint (U.S. Mint)

Main website:

Established: 1792

Mission: "To serve the American people by manufacturing and distributing circulating, precious metal and collectible coins and national medals, and providing security over assets entrusted to us"

Additional U.S. Mint information: 

Resource Information
Frequently Asked Questions Dive into the top topics that the bureau answers from the public.
Coin and Medal Programs Discover the bureau's programs, including about Congressional Gold Metals, collective coins, and more.
History Read about the bureau's history, from former directors to the circulation of U.S. coins.
Press Releases See news from the bureau from 1996 to the present.
Production Process Check out information on how the bureau produces annually "billions of circulating coins, bullion coins, national medals, and numismatic products."
Production Sales Figures Access the latest data on the bureau's production sales figures.
Reports Review the bureau's publications, including its annual and special reports. 
Tours and Facilities Learn about touring the six facilities across the nation virtually or in person.
U.S. Mint Coin Classroom Explore games, videos, coloring pages, and more for kids to learn about the bureau.
U.S. Mint Leadership View the listing of the bureau's leadership offices across the country.

Quick Facts about the Treasury Bureaus

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 reorganized the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and created the TTB.

Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP)

The weight of a U.S. currency note, "regardless of denomination, is approximately one gram."

Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service)

The bureau was created by "consolidating the operations of the Bureau of the Public Debt and the Financial Management Service," per Treasury Order 136-01.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

The bureau's insignia contains a globe, binary numbers, an eagle, a shield, and a silhouette of a bank.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Passed in 1913, the 16th Amendment states that "the Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration."

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

The oldest national bank is First National Bank of McConnelsvillewhich has the same OCC charter since 1863.

United States Mint (U.S. Mint)

From 2022 to 2025, the bureau is celebrating the "accomplishments and contributions made by women of the United States" with its American Women Quarters Program.