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Distilled Spirits Procedures

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This file contains Internal Revenue Service Procedures and ATF/TTB Procedures pertaining to distilled spirits. These procedures are available for your information.

  • 2018-2 Voluntary Chemist Certification Program for the Analysis of Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Beer for Export
  • 2011-1 Payment of Tax by Electronic Fund Transfer
  • 2004-1 Testing of Calorie, Fat, Carbohydrate, and Protein Content of Alcohol Beverages; Acceptable Tolerance Levels
  • 91-1 Payment of Tax by Electronic Fund Transfer (note: superseded by Procedure 2011-1)
  • 88-1 Certification and Analysis of U.S. Wine for Export to the European Economic Community.
  • 87-1 Submission of Samples of Alcoholic Beverages to the ATF National Laboratory Center for Testing
  • 86-3 Label Approval for Imported Liqueurs, Cordials, Flavored Spirits, and Distilled Gins
  • 81-1 Procedures for Adjusting Excise Tax Returns to Increase or Decrease the Amount of Tax Due
  • 64-35 Recordkeeping Using ADP Systems


Questions? Please contact a distilled spirits expert at 877-882-3277 or at ttbspirits@ttb.gov. See our distilled spirits contacts page for additional information.

Last updated: March 18, 2024