BA Asks for Expedited Refunds on Unmerchantable Tax-Paid Beer

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In a letter to Acting Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Administrator Mary Ryan, the Brewers Association, joined by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association, requested that TTB waive the prior notification and waiting period requirements associated with the voluntary destruction of beer and to redirect internal resources to expedite the processing and payment of refund claims of taxes paid. TTB subsequently waived the notification/waiting period requirement (see FAQ COV B-2 in TTB’s Frequently Asked Questions – Destruction of Beer During COVID-19).