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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News
December 4, 2015
IN THIS ISSUE
Greetings! We hope you had a fresh and lively week! This week's top stories include a request for comments on six TTB information collections, helpful hints for preparing the TTB excise tax return, two FDA final rules implementing FSMA, and a list of the past week's top TTB Learning Center pages at TTB.gov/.
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Top TTB Learning Center Pages for Nov 23 – 29, 2015
ABOUT THE NEWSLETTER
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.
Please send any questions or comments to the Executive Liaison for Industry and State Matters at Industry-StateLiaison@ttb.gov/.
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TTB REQUESTS COMMENTS ON INFORMATION COLLECTIONS
We periodically invite public comment on our information collections (e.g., forms, recordkeeping requirements, questionnaires, and surveys), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. We solicit comments via "information collection notices" published in the Federal Register.
In Notice 56, published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2015, we request public comments on six TTB information collections. To view all documents, forms, and comments related to this notice, go to Docket No. TTB-2015-0001 on the Regulations.gov/ website. To submit a comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov/ comment form for this notice. To submit comments by mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in the notice. Comments are due by January 25, 2016.
In this notice, TTB is requesting comments on the following information collections:
HELPFUL HINTS IN PREPARING TTB FORM 5000.24, EXCISE TAX RETURN
Once you have downloaded TTB F 5000.24, Excise Tax Return please read the form carefully and complete all items that apply. See the 2016 schedule of due dates and refer to the latest tax rates to assist with determining your taxes.
The following items cover errors commonly found on excise tax returns:
For more information about taxes including electronic filing, penalties and interest, disaster claims, and more see our Taxes and Filing Web page.
FDA ISSUES FINAL RULES RELATED TO FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published two final rules implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Although FSMA requirements apply to most imported food under FDA’s regulatory jurisdiction, certain categories of imported food, including alcohol beverages, are exempt from the regulations finalized in these two rulemaking documents.
View these two final rules to learn more about the FDA exemptions: