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March 16, 2018


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week's top news includes a change to the maintenance schedule for our online filing systems, information about registering for our TTB wine formula webinar, the recent publication of additional Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform guidance, an open comment period on three TTB forms, and a recent offer in compromise accepted from a bonded winery.

CHANGE TO MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR TTB ONLINE SYSTEMS

TTB is changing our monthly system maintenance outage from the third to the second Thursday of each month.  This means that beginning in April 2018, COLAs Online, Formulas Online, and Permits Online will be unavailable from 8pm – 12am on the second Thursday of each month. The TTB calendar has been updated accordingly.

TTB WEBINAR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUBMITTING DOMESTIC WINE FORMULAS

Date: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm Eastern

Register for this webinar and become an expert at submitting wine formulas. Learn what TTB looks for in these formulas and what you need to submit. This webinar will cover the most important aspects of wine formulas.

Topics will include:

  • Definition of a formula
  • Reasons why a formula is required for certain products
  • How to determine if your product requires a formula
  • Common return reasons for formulas

Spaces are filling up fast, so register now by submitting an email to Formulas_Online@ttb.gov.

We look forward to meeting with you,

Your TTB Formula Team

NEW CRAFT BEVERAGE MODERNIZATION AND TAX REFORM GUIDANCE AVAILABLE

We recently published additional Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform guidance.  We've added three new FAQs: G7, W9, and W10.  The new guidance addresses:

  • How to show the reduced tax rates/credits on the excise tax return
  • Tax credit implications of blending wine produced by a domestic winery with wine that was not produced by that winery
  • Extension of the Alternate Procedure described in Industry Circular 2018-1 to bonded wineries.

Visit our Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform page to view this and other guidance.

PROPOSED INFORMATION COLLECTIONS; COMMENT REQUEST (NO. 68)

On March 13, 2018, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, we published in the Federal Register a notice requesting public comments on three existing TTB information collections (forms and recordkeeping requirements).

These information collections are:

  • OMB No. 1513–0042, Drawback on Distilled Spirits Exported (TTB F 5110.30);
  • OMB No. 1513–0043, Application and Permit to Ship Puerto Rican Spirits to the United Statement Without Payment of Tax (TTB F 5110.31); and
  • OMB No. 1513–0130; Report of Removal, Transfer, or Sale of Processed Tobacco (TTB F 5250.2).

To view the notice, all related supporting documents, and any comments received in response to this notice, go to Docket No. TTB–2018–0001 at Regulations.gov. To submit a comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov comment form for this notice.  To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in the notice.

Comments on the three information collections described in this notice are due to TTB by May 14, 2018.

TTB ACCEPTS $32,000 OFFER IN COMPROMISE FROM BONDED WINERY

We have accepted a $32,000 offer in compromise from bonded winery Citizen Cider, LLC, of Essex, Vermont, for allegedly failing to pay federal excise tax at the appropriate tax rate. 

 

 

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