(a) Proprietor of distilled spirits plant--
(1) General. Except as provided in Sec. 19.906, every proprietor of a distilled spirits plant shall pay a special (occupational) tax at a rate specified by Sec. 19.50. The tax shall be paid on or before the date of commencing business as a distilled spirits plant proprietor, and thereafter every year on or before July 1. On commencing business, the tax shall be computed from the first day of the month in which liability is incurred, through the following June 30. Thereafter, the tax shall be computed for the entire year (July 1 through June 30).
(2) Transition rule. For purposes of paragraph (a)(1) of this section, a proprietor engaged in distilled spirits plant operations on January 1, 1988, shall be treated as having commenced business on that date. The special tax imposed by this transition rule shall cover the period January 1, 1988, through June 30, 1988, and shall be paid on or before April 1, 1988.
(b) Liquor Dealer--
(1) General. A proprietor of a distilled spirits plant shall be subject to or exempt from a liquor dealer's special (occupational) tax as provided in part 194 of this chapter.
(2) Exemption for sales by a proprietor of a distilled spirits plant. A proprietor of a distilled spirits plant is not required to pay special tax as a wholesale or retail dealer in liquor because of sales, at the principal place of business or at the distilled spirits plant, of liquor which at the time of sale is stored at the distilled spirits plant or which had been removed and stored in a taxpaid storeroom operated in connection with the distilled spirits plant. Each proprietor of a distilled spirits plant shall have only one exemption from dealer's special tax for each distilled spirits plant. The distiller may designate, in writing to the regional director (compliance), that the principal place of business will be exempt from dealer's special tax; otherwise, the exemption will apply to the distilled spirits plant.
(c) Each place of business taxable--
(1) General. A proprietor of a distilled spirits plant incurs special tax liability at each place of business in which an occupation subject to special tax is conducted. A place of business means the entire office, plant or area of the business in any one location under the same proprietorship. Passageways, streets, highways, rail crossings, waterways, or partititions dividing the premises are not sufficient separation to require additional special tax, if the divisions of the premises are otherwise contiguous.
(2) Exception for contiguous areas. A proprietor of a distilled spirits plant does not incur additional special tax liability for sales of liquor made at a location other than on distilled spirits plant premises described on the notice of registration, Form 5110.41, if the location where such sales are made is contiguous to the distilled spirits plant premises in the manner described in paragraph (c)(1) of this section.
(26 U.S.C. 5081, 5111, 5113, 5142, 5143)
[T.D. ATF-271, 53 FR 17541, May 17, 1988, as amended by T.D. ATF-285, 54 FR 12609, Mar. 28, 1989]
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