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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

November 15, 2013


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a balanced and calm week! This week's top stories include an announcement about upcoming scheduled maintenance for our COLAs Online and Formulas Online systems, resources for those who are thinking about starting a TTB-regulated business, and a list of the most popular wine pages at TTB.gov.

TTB ONLINE APPLICATIONS STSTEM STATUS UPDATE

Processing Times

SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE – COLAs Online and Formulas Online will undergo system maintenance from 9 p.m. ET on November 15 to 9 p.m. ET November 16, 2013. During this maintenance:

  • Images of Paper COLA Applications and all attachments within Formulas Online will not be available.
  • Attachments submitted with electronically filed COLAs will be available. 

Please contact the TTB Help Desk at TTB.Helpdesk@ttb.gov if you experience technical issues after the maintenance.

TTB.GOV OFFERS RESOURCES FOR STARTING A BUSINESS IN A TTB-REGULATED INDUSTRY

Starting a business is a significant decision that involves planning, financing, licensing, and other legal activities. You may ask yourself these significant questions:

  • What type of business?
  • What business structure is advantageous to my venture?
  • What makes an effective business plan?
  • Where will the financing come from?
  • What licenses, permits, and registrations are required by my state government? By the federal government?

At our Thinking About Starting a Business? page at TTB.gov, we have outlined six steps to get you on your way.

Certain alcohol and tobacco businesses must file an application with TTB and receive approval before engaging in business. Certain firearms and ammunition businesses must file and pay TTB excise taxes on firearms and ammunition, and certain firearms and ammunition businesses must also register with TTB before making tax-free sales.

Refer to our industry startup tutorial to learn about the steps for starting a TTB-regulated business. Or, go to our Permits and Applications Web page if you are ready to start a business and only need to know about tax and license filing requirements.

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