REVISED FORM 2733, MONTHLY REPORT
OF BOTTLING PREMISES OPERATIONS
Proprietors of Distilled Spirits Plants
and others concerned:
Purpose. This circular is issued to advise you of the June 1968 revision of
Form 2733, Monthly Report of Bottling Premises Operations.
Background. Analysis of Part III of Form 2733 and the statistics involved
indicates that some spirits are being reported more than once in a particular
column, and that this is generating a certain amount of distortion. We have
found this duplicate reporting quite common where spirits are dumped for
rerectification (rectification of spirits previously reported as rectified in
the United States). To reduce this statistical distortion (it is practically
impossible to completely eradicate it), and to clarify and supplement existing
instructions on the form, we have revised Form 2733.
Changes (Part III).
1. The "Products Dumped For Rectification" section (currently columns (b)
and (c)) has been divided so that spirits dumped for "Original Rectification"
will be reported separately from spirits dumped for "Rerectification." Spirits
dumped for rectification for the first time in the U.S. (original rectification),
as shown on batch or combination dump and batch Forms 122, Bottler's Dump and
Batch Record, are to be reported in columns (b) and (c) of Part III as revised.
Spirits which have been previously rectified in the U.S., and are again dumped
for rectification (or in this case rerectification) on batch or combination dump
and batch Forms 122, are to be reported in columns (d) and (e). Both originally
rectified and rerectified spirits will be reported in column (f), "Products
2. Some of the instructions have been revised to make it clear that "Total
Products Bottled", columns (h) and (i), should include packaged items at line 15
only, and that all imported spirits (rectified included) which are not rectified
in the U.S. are to be considered for reporting purposes as "unrectified" and
Included in column (h).
3. A new footnote (Footnote 4) has been added to point out that bottled
spirits dumped for rebottling without rectification will not be reported in
column (g), "Products Dumped For Bottling Without Rectification". Another new footnote (Footnote 5) explains that gin and vodka produced on bonded premisesare to be considered unrectified products; whereas gin and vodka produced on bottling premises, tax exempt or not, and other rectified tax exempt products
are to be considered rectified products.
4. Space for entering decimals has been deleted from all columns of
Part III. Only whole gallons are to be reported in this part.
Distribution and use of revised form. Your Assistant Regional Commissioner
will furnish you with an initial supply of the June 1968 revision of Form
2733 as soon as they become available. The report for July 1968 is to be
submitted on the revised form. All unused Forms 2733 bearing revision dates
earlier than June 1968, are to be destroyed.
Inquiries. Inquiries concerning this circular should refer to its number,
and should be addressed to your Assistant Regional Commissioner, Alcohol and
Harold A. Serr
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division