Trade Practices Rulings

This page contains IRS Revenue Rulings and ATF/TTB Rulings related to trade practices for alcohol beverage manufacturers and importers, as well as wholesalers and retailers in certain instances.

These rulings are available for your information; however, they are historical rulings that may have been modified, superseded, or made obsolete by changes in laws and regulations and may not be a complete listing of all current and valid rulings

Recent Trade Practices Rulings

2017

  • IC 2017-2 Freshness Dating and Allowable Returns of Malt Beverage Products under the FAA Act

2016

2012

  • 2012-4 Freshness Dating and Allowable Returns of Malt Beverage Products under the FAA Act

Historical Trade Practices Rulings

  • 1985-5 Trade Practices Occurring Within Puerto Rico
  • 1983-3 Use of Dissimilar Goods as "Free Goods"
  • 1975-23 Records of "Salesman's Samples" of Distilled Spirits
  • 1974-12 Unlawful Inducements
  • 1958-562 Officer or Director of More Than One Company
  • 1954-259 Sherman Anti-Trust Act
  • 1954-161 Price Reductions, Rebates, Refunds, and Discounts
  • 1954-151 Providing Glassware to Retailers

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Page last reviewed: June 29, 2017
Page last updated: April 15, 2019
Maintained by: Trade Investigations Division