Other Guidance – Laws, Regulations and Public Guidance

Our collection of formal public guidance includes rulings, procedures, delegation orders, industry circulars, and other publications issued to help the regulated industries understand TTB regulations, policies, and other requirements.

This page lists many of the guidance documents that we have issued to help our regulated industries understand our regulations and policies.

For more public guidance please see our on Rulings, Procedures, Industry Circulars, alcohol and tobacco publications, and other guidance pages.

  • Statutes
    Laws written by Congress that provide the authority for TTB to write regulations

  • Regulations
    Regulations that explain the technical, operational, and legal details necessary to implement laws

  • Rulings
    Formal interpretation of TTB and ATF regulations

  • Procedures
    Formal instructions that supplement TTB regulations

  • Industry Circulars
    Announcements regarding events or TTB policies that affect the regulated industries

  • Notices of Rulemaking
    TTB proposes new or amended regulations by publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register

  • TTB Public Reading Room
    Information about using the TTB public reading room

  • Treasury Decisions
    Official rules of the Department of the Treasury

  • Public Guidance
    Guidance issued to help industry members understand TTB regulations and policies
  • Penalty for Violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act
    See the penalty for violating this Act, which requires a health warning statement on the labels of all containers of alcoholic beverages sold or distributed in the United States.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Policies
    TTB's policies on EEO and diversity advancement

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    Alphabetical and topical listing of frequently asked questions

  • Regulatory Process
    List of resources on the regulatory process and the laws we enforce at TTB

  • Delegation Orders
    Most of the authorities of the Administrator contained in the regulations have been delegated to appropriate TTB officers. These TTB officers are specified in TTB Delegation Orders.

  • All Federal Register Documents
    Collection of TTB documents published in Federal Register.

  • Information on 2017 Changes to Eligibility for the Hard Cider Tax Rate
    The criteria for the "hard cider" tax rate has changed for wines removed from wine premises or customs custody on or after January 1, 2017.


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Page last reviewed: November 17, 2016
Page last updated: November 17, 2020
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