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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

April 12, 2019


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week’s top news includes the top 5 reasons why you should file your permit applications online vs. mailing paper forms, plus information about our fiscal year 2018 annual report that is now available online, and an adjustment to the civil penalty for violations of ABLA.

SKIP THE PAPER AND APPLY ONLINE: THE BENEFITS OF USING PERMITS ONLINE

Submitting your TTB applications electronically with Permits Online gives you options and convenience when starting a TTB-regulated business.  When you’re ready, you can apply for a permit, registration, or notice, check the status of an application, or print your approval documents.  Even better, as your operations grow and change, you can amend your permit as necessary in Permits Online.

So what exactly are the benefits of filing online vs. mailing paper forms? Read on to see 5 reasons why 87 percent of applications are already filed through Permits Online.

TTB 2018 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

TTB presents an annual report to communicate relevant performance and financial information regarding our programs and operations to our customers and stakeholders.

The annual report highlights our program accomplishments for the fiscal year (October 1 – September 30) and offers a comparative look at our actual performance versus our target levels as set out in our annual performance budget. The report also provides financial information on the Bureau operations for that fiscal year.

TTB 2018 Annual Report

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LABELING ACT CIVIL PENALTY ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION

The Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act of 1988 (ABLA) requires a government health warning statement to appear on all containers of alcoholic beverages sold or distributed in the United States. ABLA provides that any person who violates the provisions of the ABLA is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $10,000, with each day constituting a separate offense. However, the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended, requires agencies to make periodic cost-of-living adjustments to civil monetary penalties.

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, we published the latest civil monetary penalty inflation adjustment notification, adjusting the maximum penalty for ABLA violations occurring after that date from $20,521 to $21,039, per offense.

For more information, visit our Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act Penalty page at TTB.gov.

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