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Adverse actions are taken to administratively resolve willful violations of alcohol and tobacco laws and can include: offers in compromise, basic permit suspension or the voluntary surrender of a basic permit by an industry member.
Titles 26 and 27 of the United States Code contain provisions for the compromise of certain civil and criminal cases. In this context, a compromise is an agreement made between the Government and an alleged violator in lieu of civil proceedings or criminal prosecution.
TTB generally considers offers in compromise for any violation of the laws and regulations it administers, and TTB will provide appropriate assistance to any person or business that wishes to make an Offer in Compromise.
For more information about Offers in Compromise, contact the Assistant Administrator for Field Operations at:
1310 G Street, NW., Box 12
Washington, DC 20005
Accepted Offers in Compromise
Shown below are the most recent Abstract and Statement forms summarizing the Offers in Compromise accepted by TTB.
Offers in Compromise Archives
Note - For Offers In Compromise prior to 2003, please view the Quarterly Bulletins on the TTB Newsletters page.
The Internal Revenue Code (IRC), the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act and 27 CFR Part 71 provide for suspension of an industry member's permit if the permit holder has willfully violated any condition of its basic permit. An industry member can agree to a stipulated suspension prior to the initiation of a formal hearing. If an informal resolution cannot be reached, Section 204(e)(1) of the FAA Act allows for permit suspension after notice is given to the permit holder; a hearing is held; and, the agencies charges are upheld.
Industry members can elect to voluntarily surrender their permit in lieu of administrative action being taken against their permit. This usually occurs after the industry member has been issued an Order to Show Cause.