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Category: Excise Taxes

TTB to Continue Enforcement Actions:

TTB has been in the headlines recently stemming from a Northern California wine cellar operator’s failure to pay excise taxes.  On September 16 of this year, owner and operator of Monterey Wine Services, Brenda Jo Kibbee, received a sentence of nine month’s imprisonment for “intentionally failing to pay Federal excise

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A Reflection of Economic Stimulus of Northeastern Wineries

As attendees head to the Eastern Winery Exposition in Lancaster, Pennsylvania next week, we want to say thank you to all the winery owners in states represented by industry organizations supporting the show! As the show’s website indicates, this is an Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference. This new

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Craft Brewers Precision and a Basic Tool – the Beer Meter

According to the Brewers Association, Craft Brewers have succeeded in establishing high levels of quality, consistency and innovation, expanding the minds of the beer consumer and creating the most diverse brewing culture in the world. The number of craft brewers have expanded dramatically in just the last few years and

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TTB Excise Tax Relief for Breweries affected by Colorado flooding

Not unlike the alcohol industry members affected by Hurricane Sandy, breweries affected by the recent Colorado flooding and any other natural disaster should be well advised of provisions that could benefit them in time of distress. The comments below apply to all business taxpayers including retailers, wholesalers, importers, export warehouse

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TTB Excise Taxes and Disaster Relief Help

Many wineries, breweries and distilleries were recently affected by Hurricane Sandy and many more are affected every year by blizzards, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, drought, and other natural disasters.  Given the size of destruction of Sandy, the federal government has recently reminded excise taxpayers that there are provisions under the law

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Alcohol Excise Tax

The production of alcohol results in the assessment of an excise tax.  In general, an excise tax is a tax on the manufacture, sale, or use of goods or the transfer of property.  So, in addition to incurring a sales tax when a consumer purchases alcohol from a retailer in

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