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May 10, 2013

Greetings!  We hope you are having a dauntless and vital week!  This edition includes information about Pay.gov/, how you can learn more about our laws, regulations, and guidance, and an announcement of the fourth webinar in the Preventing Underage Drinking webinar series.

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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.

Please send any questions or comments to the Executive Liaison for Industry Matters at IndustryLiaison@ttb.gov/ and/or StateLiaison@ttb.gov/.

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TTB AND PAY.gov/

Pay.gov/ is a Web–based, government-wide financial transaction portal. TTB–regulated industry members are encouraged to use Pay.gov/ to:

  • File operational reports electronically  
  • File returns and pay federal excise taxes electronically

The benefits of using Pay.gov/ are:

  • It's a safe, efficient, and secure way to make financial transactions
  • It provides immediate feedback when you make errors and provides instruction on how to correct them
  • It's easy to amend forms and tax returns
  • You can save and continue your work later
  • It's available 24/7 (except for scheduled weekly system maintenance on Sundays from 2 - 6 a.m.)

Learn more about Pay.gov/ and enroll today! If you have questions about Pay.gov/, contact us at 877-882-3277 or via email at Pay.gov/@ttb.gov/.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT TTB'S LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND GUIDANCE?

At TTB, we enforce the laws and administer the regulations for producing beverage alcohol and tobacco products, and for collecting excise taxes on alcohol (wine, beer, distilled spirits, other alcohol), tobacco (tobacco products, cigarette papers, and tubes), and firearms and ammunition. We also administer the regulations concerning labeling, advertising, and marketing alcohol beverages. We enforce these laws and regulations in a way that protects the revenue and the consumer, and promotes voluntary compliance from industry members.

To quickly locate information on the regulatory process, the laws and regulations we enforce, and more, visit TTB.gov/'s Researcher section and click on the handy links provided under the heading "Laws, Regulations, and Guidance."

We also provide industry statistics and historical agency information in this section, so feel free to look around.  If it turns out that you can't find the answer to your question, please contact us.

PREVENTING UNDERAGE DRINKING WEBINAR SERIES

In 2013, the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD), of which TTB is a member, is hosting a Preventing Underage Drinking webinar series. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host the fourth edition in the 2013 series of webinars:

"Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws: Accountability and the Role of the Justice System"

  • WHAT:  The fourth webinar in this series will feature OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee, J.D., and an expert panel. Following their presentations, panelists will engage with participants in a live question-and-answer period. 
  • WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT.
  • HOW:  REGISTER NOW. It's free!
  • WHO: This free webinar series is open to anyone who has an interest in learning more about the importance of justice system involvement in preventing underage drinking; the crucial role enforcement agencies play in preventing underage drinking; and the role of media and policy advocacy in ensuring that collaborative efforts are successful in moving effective strategies forward.

These free, live webinars feature national leaders and experts discussing the extent and nature of the problem, lessons from recent research, and evidence–based strategies for addressing underage drinking. For more information about ICCPUD, visit www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/.