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September 5, 2014


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a monumental and curious week! This week's top stories include a reminder that there are three tax return periods in September, announcements about the fall round of chemist certifications and the extension of the comment period for the Sta. Rita Hills AVA expansion, and a list of the past week's top Beer pages at TTB.gov/.

REMINDER: SEPTEMBER HAS THREE EXCISE TAX RETURN PERIODS FOR SEMI-MONTHLY FILERS

Alcohol & Tobacco Semi-monthly Tax Return Due Dates for Revenue Producing Plants
CALENDAR YEAR 2014

Serial Number

Return Period

Due Date

17

September 1-15

September 29

18

September 16-25

September 29 Non-EFT

18

September 16-26

September 29 EFT

19

September 26-30

October 14 Non-EFT

Did you ever wonder why? The Uruguay Round Agreements Act, enacted on December 8, 1994, amended the law relating to the payment of certain excise taxes. The new law permanently accelerated the payment of taxes due on distilled spirits, wine, beer, tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes for the second semimonthly period of September. This law splits the second semimonthly period of September into two payment periods and requires receipt of payment as shown above for both electronic fund transfer taxpayers (EFT) and those who pay by check or money order (Non-EFT) for the month of September.

This only affects taxpayers who file and pay on a semi-monthly basis, and not those who file and pay quarterly.

See Industry Circular No. 95-4, dated July 21, 1995, for additional information.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE FALL 2014 ROUND OF CERTIFICATION FOR EXPORT ANALYSIS PROGRAM

We are accepting applications for the fall 2014 round of the Chemist Certification Program. To apply, you must send a written request to us for participation by October 1, 2014.

For more information on this program, including eligibility requirements and application deadlines, please visit our Chemist Certification Program page at TTB.gov/.

Comment Period Extended for Sta. Rita Hills Viticultural Area Expansion Proposal

In response to a request from a local wine grape growers association, we have extended the comment period for Notice No. 145, Proposed Expansion of the Sta. Rita Hills Viticultural Area, for an additional 60 days.

Comments on Notice No 145 are now due by December 5, 2014.

Please see Notice No. 145 at Regulations.gov/, within docket number Docket No. TTB-2014-0007, for details on how and where to comment, as well as all other relevant documents and comments received to date.

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