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April 18, 2014


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had an enlivening and prosperous week! This week's top stories include information about how to file returns and pay excise taxes, making organic claims on alcohol beverage labels, recent information collection notices, and a list of the past week's most popular wine pages at TTB.gov/.

HELPFUL HINTS IN PREPARING EXCISE TAX RETURNS AND MAKING PAYMENTS

Since many of us are already focused on taxes this week, we decided to provide some reminders about federal excise tax returns and payments.

  • Taxes due to TTB are filed on TTB Form 5000.24 - Excise Tax Return.
  • If you'd like to reduce the chances of making mistakes on your returns, use the "smart" version of the tax return, TTB Form 5000.24sm which includes calculations, mandatory field prompts, and prevention of incorrect entries. Consult the TTB Smart Form User Guide for more information.
  • To file your returns and make payments electronically, sign up to use Pay.gov/, the secure government-wide collection portal.

AND THEN THERE'S...

ALCOHOL BEVERAGES LABELED WITH ORGANIC CLAIMS

In 2000, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized the regulations relating to the National Organic Program (NOP) at 7 CFR Part 205. These rules provide new standards for the production, handling, processing, labeling, and marketing of products labeled with organic claims. While these rules were not written or implemented by TTB, they do apply to alcohol beverages. For this reason, TTB has worked closely with USDA to ensure that the alcohol beverage industry has current and accurate information regarding organic claims on labels.

Organic Labeling Resources

TTB PUBLISHES INFORMATION COLLECTION NOTICE IN APRIL 11, 2014 FEDERAL REGISTER

We are accepting comments through June 10 on an information collection notice we published in the April 11, 2014 edition of the Federal Register, concerning ten of TTB's information collections.

To view the notice, forms, and comments related to this notice, go to Docket No. TTB-2014-0002 at Regulations.gov/.  We have also published a direct link to that docket on our TTB.gov/ Commenting on a Form and Information Collection Notices pages.

If you'd like to submit a comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov/ comment form for this notice. To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in the notice.

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