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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News
August 29, 2014
IN THIS ISSUE
Greetings! We hope you had a courageous and safe week! This week's top stories include answers to frequently asked questions, as well as information about possible tax relief, for businesses that recently suffered earthquake damages, an announcement for a TTB job opening, information about all our Web-based tools, and a list of the past week's top Turnaround Times pages at TTB.gov/.
WHAT'S POPULAR ON TTB.gov/
Top Turnaround Times Pages, August 18-24, 2014
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The TTB Newsletter compiles 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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NAPA EARTHQUAKE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
At TTB.gov/, we've posted answers to frequently asked questions as guidance for those of you whose businesses were adversely affected by the August 24, 2014 Northern California earthquake and associated aftershocks. These FAQs mostly address issues concerning wineries, due to the number of wineries in that area, but we've also included guidance that covers other TTB-regulated commodities.
TAX RELIEF FOR VICTIMS OF EARTHQUAKE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Victims of the August 24, 2014 Northern California earthquake may qualify for tax relief from TTB.
We recognize the devastation caused by the earthquake may have affected the operations of certain taxpayers. Individuals who have a business in the affected areas may not be able to timely file or timely make payment or deposit their federal excise taxes.
In light of this, we will consider waiving late filing, payment, or deposit penalties on a case-by-case basis. To qualify for such a waiver, a taxpayer must explain to the satisfaction of the appropriate TTB officer how the earthquake directly affected your ability to timely file, pay, or deposit. Wherever warranted, we will approve waivers based on the statutory standard of reasonable cause and a lack of willful neglect demonstrated by the taxpayer.
For more information, see our August 25, 2014 TTB Announcement about tax relief for those whose businesses were affected by the earthquake.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TTB REGULATIONS AND RULINGS DIVISION DIRECTOR
We've posted a job opening for Director of TTB's Regulations and Rulings Division. This position serves as a key advisor to the Assistant Administrator (Headquarters Operations) on issues concerning our bureau regulatory initiative programs and rulemaking projects.
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