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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

October 25, 2019


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week’s top news includes tips about how to avoid having your beer labels returned for correction due to errors in the net content statements, and an invitation to review our current strategic plans to see what our priorities are.

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

If your business has been impacted by a natural disaster, you may be eligible for a waiver of late filing, payment, or deposit penalties. You may also qualify for a refund of alcohol or tobacco excise tax on damaged product.

Read our latest feature story for more information: When Disaster Strikes

COMMON ERRORS ON BEER/MALT BEVERAGE LABELS – NET CONTENTS STATEMENT

One of the most common problems we see on beer/malt beverage labels that causes us to have to send those COLA applications back for correction is that the net contents are stated incorrectly on the label.

Here’s a chart to help you know how the mandatory net contents statement has to appear:

Beer/Malt Beverage Net Contents Statements

If the container size is:

Then the net contents must be shown in:

Examples

If the fluid ounces are:

Then the net contents statement must be:

Less than 1 pint

Fluid ounces or fractions of a pint

8 ounces

8 fluid ounces (fl. oz.) or
½ pint (pt.) or
0.5 pint (pt.)

1 pint

Pints

16 ounces

1 pint (pt.)

More than 1 pint but less than 1 quart

Pints and fluid ounces or fractions of a quart

20 ounces

1 pint (pt.), 4 fluid ounces (fl. oz.) or
5/8 quart (qt.) or
0.63 quart (qt.)

1 quart

Quarts

32 ounces

1 quart (qt.)

More than 1 quart but less than 1 gallon

Quarts, pints and fluid ounces or
fractions of a gallon

60 ounces

1 quart (qt.), 1 pint (pt.), 12 fluid
ounces (fl. oz.) or
15/32 gallon (gal.) or
0.47 gallon (gal.)

1 gallon

Gallons

128 ounces

1 gallon (gal.)

More than 1 gallon

Gallons and fractions of gallons

166 ounces

1 ¼ gallons (gals.) or
1.25 gallons (gals.)


Important!

Note: When using ounces be sure to state “fluid ounces” or “fl. oz.”

CURIOUS ABOUT TTB’S PRIORITIES?

The TTB Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018 – 2022 is a great source of information not only about our  mission, vision, and values, but also about our current strategic goals, which outline our high-level strategic vision and priorities.

Strategic Plan Icon

  • GOAL 1: Business Qualification
  • GOAL 2: Labeling Modernization
  • GOAL 3: Tax Compliance
  • GOAL 4: Cross-Border Tax Risk
  • GOAL 5: Training Revitalization

We’re half-way through our five-year plan, but we remain strongly committed to working towards these important goals. We encourage you to take the time to review the plan in order to learn about our goals and the strategies that we are employing to achieve them.

TTB Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018 – 2022

TTB CAREER OPPORTUNITY – NRC SPECIALIST

We are seeking candidates to fill one Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Specialist position at our National Revenue Center (NRC) in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

No prior Federal experience is required.  If you are interested, you must apply through USAJOBS no later than November 5.

For more details, view the vacancy announcement: 19-TTB-77-P

 

 

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