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March 15, 2013

Greetings!  We hope you are having a first-rate and harmonious week! This edition includes the ingredients and processes used to make beer that are not subject to formula requirements, and information on TTB excise taxes.

In the TTB Newsletter, we compile the top TTB news of the week and other helpful information about the Bureau and the Federal alcohol and tobacco laws and regulations we enforce.

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Ingredients and Processes Used by Brewers that are Exempt from Formula Requirements has a new page for brewers! The page lists the ingredients and processes that we have determined are not subject to the formula requirements of 27 CFR 25.55.  Brewers may use, within the stated limitations, the ingredients and processes listed on this page without submitting a formula.  If we determine that the use of additional ingredients or processes would not require the filing of a formula, we will add them to this page, along with any relevant qualifications.

Ingredients and Processes Exempt from Formula Requirements under 27 CFR part 25

Taxes and Filing Tax Returns

TTB-regulated commodities are subject to federal excise taxes. Use the links below to view additional information about these excise taxes:

Get Tax Due Dates
Schedule for semi-monthly, quarterly, and Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax filers

Get Excise Tax Rates
Select from commodity type and product

Download Forms
Download and print PDF fillable forms

Get assistance in preparing excise tax return
Step-by-step instructions for preparing TTB F 5000.24

Get guidance on electronic fund transfer (EFT)
Instructions and requirements for EFT tax payments

Make an electronic payment
Access to electronically file and pay

See information on penalties and interest
Overview of the most common types of penalties imposed