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October 21, 2016


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a mighty and powerful week! This week's top stories include information about how to file a claim when the President has declared a major disaster, TTB hiring of auditors positions across the country, as well as a list of the past week's top tax audit pages at TTB.gov/.


TOBACCO IMPORTER CHARGED WITH FAILURE TO PAY FEDERAL EXCISE TAXES

The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida has announced that Gitano Pierre Bryant, Jr., 55, of Palmetto Bay, Florida has been arrested and charged with evading $13 million in federal taxes on imported cigars.

A copy of the press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida; click here to view it.

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

Alcohol and tobacco businesses (retailers, wholesalers, importers, export warehouse proprietors, and manufacturers of beverage alcohol and tobacco products) may file claims with TTB for the payment (refund or allowance of credit) of Federal excise taxes paid on beverage alcohol or tobacco products lost, rendered unmarketable, or condemned by a duly authorized official under various circumstances, including where the  President has declared a major disaster.
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, President Obama recently declared major disasters in four states. Disaster claims must be filed within six months of when the declaration is made.

State

Presidential Declaration made on:

Disaster Claims must be submitted by:

Florida

October 8, 2016

April 8, 2017

Georgia

October 8, 2016

April 8, 2017

North Carolina

October 10, 2016

April 10, 2017

South Carolina

October 11, 2016

April 11, 2017

For more information about disaster claims and how to file one, visit TTB's When Disaster Strikes web page.

Also see this Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) web page for more information about disaster declarations.

TTB IS HIRING TAX AUDITORS IN SEVERAL CITIES

Are you interested in working for a bureau that consistently rates as one of best places to work in the Federal Government? Do you have an accounting or auditing background?  Interested in or experienced with the alcohol or tobacco industries?  Then check out USAJobs.gov/ to see the auditor opportunities currently available at TTB. Search on the vacancy number (shown in parentheses below) to quickly find the job listing:

  • Los Angeles, California (16-TTB-77-P)
  • Miami, Florida (16-TTB-76-P)
  • Manchester, New Hampshire (16-TTB-76-P)
  • Dallas, Texas (16-TTB-81-P)
  • Fort Worth, Texas (16-TTB-81-P)
  • Cincinnati, Ohio (16-TTB-80-P)

These vacancy announcements close Sunday October 23rd, or when application caps have been met (whichever is sooner), so you must act fast. If you are interested in future positions at TTB, create a user profile on USAJobs.gov/ to keep abreast of new openings.

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