Category Archives: TTB Announcements

Read the latest news from the U.S. Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau

Retirement of Jack Martin

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of our good friend, valued partner, and firm founder, Jack Martin, effective April 1, 2022. Although we will miss having Jack in the office, after 33 years of stellar service, … Continue reading

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TABC Delinquent List – Important Info

Due to the severe winter weather that has impacted the industry’s ability to operate, TABC is waiving the restrictions for those businesses that appear on the No. 1815 Delinquent List.This list is scheduled to publish at midnight on Thursday, February 18, … Continue reading

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Occupancy Expansion to 75%

Governor Abbott issued an executive order authorizing dine-in restaurants (i.e. where customers may eat or drink only while seated) with less than 51% gross receipts from alcoholic beverage sales to operate at up to 75% capacity beginning Monday, 9/21. Dine-in … Continue reading

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TABC Releases New 51% Guidance

TABC has released new 51% guidance reviewing options for retailers and manufacturers to update gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages so TABC can ascertain whether the business is eligible to open as a restaurant under Governor Abbott’s order … Continue reading

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DOT Guidance on Transporting Hand Sanitizer

Today, the Texas Distilled Spirits Association organized a presentation by the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide training on the transportation of hand sanitizer. Because hand sanitizer is very flammable, there are regulations governing things such as the size of the containers, … Continue reading

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TTB Postpones Due Dates for Tax and Other Related Filings

TTB announced it is postponing the following filing and payment due dates for 90-days where the original due date falls on or after March 1, 2020, through July 1, 2020: Tax payment due dates for wine, beer, distilled spirits, tobacco … Continue reading

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TTB Issues New Guidance on Hand Sanitizer Production

Any distillery making or thinking about making hand sanitizer should read TTB’s new guidance, which contains a lot of great information. Importantly, TTB has waived formula approval requirements for hand sanitizer made according to this guidance from the FDA. TTB has also made clear … Continue reading

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Hand Sanitizer Guidance from the American Craft Spirits Association

On March 23, 2020, MFH listened in on a very helpful webinar presented by the American Craft Spirits Association. ACSA will be making the presentation slides and other resources available. Please contact Kimberly Frost at if you’d like her … Continue reading

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So You Want to Change Your Label. Do You Need a New COLA?

If you are a distillery, winery, brewery, or importer, you are familiar with the federal and state label approval process. Did you know that TTB has expanded the types of changes you can make to an approved label without having … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Meeting for Proposed TABC Rule Changes for Coupons and On-Premises Promotions

The TABC hosted a well-attended stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, December 10th, at Commission headquarters regarding possible amendments to Rules §45.101 (Rebates, Coupons and Premium Stamps) and §45.103 (On-Premises Promotions). The Commission fostered an open conversation about the proposed changes and was … Continue reading

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