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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

July 28, 2017


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week's top news includes clarification on the best time to apply for a permit to start your business, TTB's new online form for submitting questions or comments, and the top maintaining compliance pages at TTB.gov.

HOW CLOSE SHOULD YOU BE TO OPENING YOUR BUSINESS BEFORE APPLYING FOR A TTB PERMIT?

We've been asked to clarify how close you should be to being able to conduct business as a brewery, winery, distillery, or manufacturer of tobacco products when you submit your application to us.  We recently published a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) that addresses this question:

BU6: I am planning to file an application with TTB for a permit or other approval to operate (such as a brewer's notice). Can I file the application although I'm not quite ready to open for business?

You do not need to be ready to open your business at the time you file your application, but you must be able to provide all the information required for the application. Depending on the application type, required information may include a description of the premises and certain equipment you will use. Therefore, you should generally have construction complete and necessary equipment in place or on order. TTB publishes average application processing times to assist applicants in planning their operations, but the time necessary to process each application may vary.

See more FAQs about TTB-regulated business operations on TTB.gov.

CONTACTING TTB: SKIP THE EMAIL AND JUST HIT 'SUBMIT'

It just got easier to contact us with questions about permit applications, taxes, labeling, exporting/importing, or about any other topic at TTB. We now have a convenient online method for you to tell us exactly what you need, so we can get your inquiry to the proper person and answer it quickly.

When you have a question for us, complete the Contact Us form on our site by using the drop down topics or add a quick note in the comments section and hit the "submit" button. It's just that easy!

For more information, see the frequently asked questions and answers in our news feature, Contacting TTB: Skip the Emails and Just Hit 'Submit'.

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