ACSA’s Legislative Affairs Committee, in conjunction with its lobbyist on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., works tirelessly to promote a sound business climate for the craft spirits producer. Its current focus is on the reduction of the onerous Federal Excise Tax (FET), with a mantra to provide parity with beer and wine. In December 2017, a short victory lap was enjoyed as substantial provisions of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act was passed. On January 1, 2018, craft distillers began paying a reduced FET from $13.50 down to $2.70 per proof gallon up to the first 100,000 pg. This reduced tax will extend through December 31, 2019. ACSA continues to work with industry partners to share with Congress details on how savings are being reinvested in the economy.

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is a bureau under the Department of the Treasury. The TTB collects Federal excise taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition and to assure compliance with Federal tobacco permitting and alcohol permitting, labeling, and marketing requirements to protect consumers.

Federal Legislation

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State Legislation

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Dear Colleague

Congress of the United States Washington, DC 20515 Support America’s Brewers, Vintners, Distillers and Cider Makers Cosponsor H.R. 1175 Supported by: American Craft Spirits Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, Beer Brewers Association, Can Manufacturers Institute, Distilled Spirits Council, Glass Packaging Institute, Hop Growers of America, National Barley Growers Association,...

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ACSA Provides Comments to TTB’s Proposed Rulemaking to Modernize Labels

ACSA Provides Comments to TTB's Proposed Rulemaking to Modernize Labels

June 26, 2019 Ms. Amy Greenberg Director, Regulations and Rulings Division Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1310 G Street NW Box 12 Washington, DC 20005 BY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION American Craft Spirits Association Comments on TTB Proposed Rulemaking 27 CFR Parts 4,5,7,14 and 19 Modernization of the Labeling...

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