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Q. How can I be assured that my excise tax payment is received to avoid penalties and interest for late filing and payment?

A. You must submit your return and payment through no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time one business day prior to the due date. We considered the payment received when the funds are withdrawn from your bank account, not from the date of your submission. Therefore, you need to confirm with your bank that the funds were withdrawn.

Your payment must be received by the established due date outlined in the Alcohol and Tobacco Due Dates chart.

Page last reviewed/updated: 09/04/2012