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July 24, 2015


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a bright and breezy week! This week's top stories include a job announcement in the Advertising, Labeling and Formulation Division, answers to questions about how cider is treated under TTB regulations, and a list of the past week's top Distilled Spirits pages at TTB.gov/.

TTB VACANCY ANNOUNCMENT: DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ADVERTISING, LABELING & FORMULATION DIVISION

Did you know that TTB ranks among the top 6% according to the 2014 survey of The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government? If you are interested in joining the TTB team, consider that TTB has created a new position in Washington, DC – Deputy Director, Advertising, Labeling and Formulation Division – and we are looking for good candidates to apply. The Deputy Director will assist the Division Director, currently Janet Scalese, in planning, developing, and administering TTB's programs pertaining to the alcohol beverage advertising, labeling, and formulation laws and regulations under our jurisdiction. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply, and no prior federal government experience is required.

If you want to learn more about this job opportunity or apply for the position, see Job Announcement Number: 15-TTB-258-P on USAJobs.gov/, the federal government employment portal.  The vacancy announcement closes Tuesday, August 4, so apply soon if you are interested.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CIDER

When used generally by TTB, the terms "cider" and "hard cider" refer to wine fermented from apples (including apple juice or concentrate).  However, the terms have different meanings under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (IRC) and the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act).

You can learn more about how cider is treated under the TTB regulations by reviewing a set of frequently asked questions about cider available at TTB.gov/.

These questions address topics that include:

  • What qualifies as cider
  • How to label cider, including cider with added flavors
  • What tax rates apply to various types of cider
  • How to import cider

You can quickly navigate to the Cider FAQs from TTB.gov/'s Alcohol FAQs and Wine Industry pages.

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