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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

September 29, 2017


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week's top news includes a reminder that there are three excise tax return periods in September for semi-monthly filers, disaster relief information for industry members in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and information about how to view our current application processing times on 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 2017

Serial Number

Return Period

Due Date

17

September 1-15

September 29

18

September 16-25

September 28 Non-EFT

18

September 16-26

September 29 EFT

19

September 26-30

October 13 Non-EFT

19

September 27-30

October 13 EFT

  EFT = Electronic Funds Transfer

Did you ever wonder why there are 3 return periods in September? 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 semi-monthly period of September. This law splits the second semi-monthly period of September into two payment periods and requires receipt of payment as shown above for both EFT taxpayers 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 or annually.

DISASTER RELIEF INFORMATION FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS – HURRICANE MARIA

TTB recognizes that the devastation caused by natural disasters may severely impact the operations of some industry members. We've compiled some important information and resources to assist you.

Damaged and Unmarketable Products

NOTICE: The TTB Office located in Puerto Rico is closed until further notice. If your business was affected by Hurricane Maria and you have TTB-related questions, please contact us by phone at 877-882-3277 (toll free) or contact us online.

TTB APPLICATION PROCESSING TIMES

You have applied for a permit, certificate of label approval, or other approval from TTB. Now how long will it take to process your application?

Our Current Processing Times charts show up-to-date processing information for applications by calendar days. Use this information to estimate when your application is likely to be processed. You can always check the status of your application at any time by logging into your account if you applied online.

Label Application Processing Times
Processing times are listed by commodity and the number of days to process.

Permits Application Processing Times
Average turnaround times to process applications to operate a new business.

Beverage Alcohol Formula Application Processing Times
Processing times are listed by application type and number of days to process.

 

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