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August 21, 2020


Greetings! This week’s top news includes relief options available to industry members impacted by a natural disaster, information about how you can request TTB participation in your 2021 conferences, and notice of a outage tomorrow, August 22.


TTB recognizes that the devastation caused by natural disasters may severely impact the operations of some industry members and taxpayers. If your business was affected by a natural disaster and you have questions about alcohol or tobacco excise tax-related filing or reporting, please contact us toll free at 877-882-3277 or online using our National Revenue Center contact form.

State and local jurisdictions may offer additional relief options. Please check with the appropriate alcohol beverage or tobacco authorities in your state for additional information.



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It’s that time of year when many organizations are making plans for next conference season, and we too are working on our 2021 Outreach Program plan. Despite the uncertainty of whether conferences will be live or virtual, our enthusiasm to provide training and answer questions about compliance with TTB requirements remains high. To help us with our planning, we’d love to hear from you if you are interested in having us participate in your event.

Unfortunately we may not be able to accommodate all requests. In making our decision, among other things, we consider:

  • Does the event support our mission or strategic goals?
  • Will it facilitate voluntary compliance?
  • How many industry members will we reach?
  • Do we have adequate lead time to prepare presentation materials?

Please submit requests as soon as possible, but always at least 90 days in advance of your event. We respond to requests within a few weeks.

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SYSTEM ALERT: PAY.GOV OUTAGE will be unavailable from 6 - 10 p.m. ET on August 22, 2020, for system maintenance.

If you use to submit TTB tax payments, returns or operational reports, you will not be able to submit them during this time frame.

Also, TTB will be unable to accept electronic cash bond and SOT Tax payments through Permits Online during this outage. If you attempt to submit a Permits Online application with a cash bond payment via, you will see a message that is unavailable and your application will be saved with an un-submitted status for you to complete and submit after the upgrade. You may submit Permits Online applications without cash bond payments normally during this time frame.

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