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April

April 20, 2018
This week's top news includes Teresa Knapp's selection for a new position in TTB, and reminders about changes you may make to previously approved alcohol beverage labels without getting a new COLA.

April 13, 2018
This week's top news includes the proposal of the Upper Hudson AVA, a vacancy announcement for three auditor positions in Cincinnati, Ohio, administrative approval of the Mencia grape variety, and recent indictments stemming from a TTB criminal investigation.

April 6, 2018
This week's top news includes three reminders for brewers about TTB formula requirements, updates to COLAs Online, new changes that may be made to alcohol beverage labels without getting a new COLA, and four recently published rulemaking documents on American viticultural areas.

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March

March 30, 2018
This week's top news includes an announcement that registration is closing soon for our two trade practice seminars, and we recently accepted an offer in compromise from Alexander Valley Cellars, LLC.

March 23, 2018
This week's top news includes additional Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform guidance that is now available, and guidance that is available on TTB.gov about alcohol beverage formula approval.

March 16, 2018
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.

March 9, 2018
This week's top news includes the publication of our 2017 Annual Report, a Virginia man was sentenced for his role in cigarette smuggling case investigated by TTB, a reminder that some kombuchas are regulated by TTB, and the Department of Agriculture is seeking comments in advance of updating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

March 2, 2018
This week's top news includes announcements that we've published additional guidance at TTB.gov related to the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, registration is now open for upcoming TTB trade practice seminars, TTB conducted a joint operation with agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control into alleged prohibited trade practices, and two arrests were made in a criminal case related to tobacco excise tax.

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February

February 23, 2018
This week's top news includes two new grape varieties that have been approved for use on American wine labels, an upcoming webinar on how to use Formulas Online, two recent offers in compromise accepted from a tobacco and a firearms company, and an IRS notice of proposed rulemaking regarding eliminating certain IRS regulations deemed unnecessary.

February 16, 2018
This week's top news includes a "save the date" announcement about upcoming TTB Trade Practice seminars, updates to the winery operational report to reflect recent changes to the still wine tax class, a call for applications for the spring round of chemist certification for export analysis program, and news about a guilty plea in a TTB criminal case.

February 9, 2018
This week's top news includes the posting of new TTB training presentations on cider and alcohol beverage formulas, the availability of new Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform guidance, and a recent offer-in-compromise accepted on a TTB field case.

February 2, 2018
This week's top news includes the availability of new Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform guidance, a TTB field investigation closed as the result of an administrative action, and advice about how to maintain compliance in a TTB-regulated business.

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January

January 26, 2018
This week's top news includes a TTB webinar on wine formulas, and information about the upcoming meeting of USDA's National Organic Standards Board.

January 19, 2018
This week's top news includes a job announcement for a chemist position in the DC Metro area, the schedules for 2018 due dates for TTB reports, returns, and export documentation, and a new feature allowing you to sign up to receive automated email reminders when it's time to file.

January 12, 2018
This week’s top news includes a reminder that annual excise tax returns are due today, information about the recent changes to the tax laws for alcohol beverages, information about home distilling, and a notice that the civil penalty for violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act has been adjusted for inflation.

January 5, 2018
This week's top news includes a reminder that annual excise tax returns are due soon, and announcements about the latest release of Formulas Online, and our recent notice requesting public comments for five TTB information collections.

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