SOLICITATION OF ORDERS FROM LIQUOR DEALERS IN MISSISSIPPI
Distillers, Rectifiers, and Bottlers of
Distilled Spirits, Wholesalers and
Importers of Distilled Spirits;
and Others Concerned:
Purpose. The purpose of this circular is to inform distillers, rectifiers,
and bottlers of distilled spirits, as well as importers and wholesalers of such
products, of the views of this office with respect to sales promotional activity
in the State of Mississippi.
Background. Recent investigations have indicated that distillers, rectifiers,
and bottlers of distilled spirits, or importers or wholesalers of such products,
have been soliciting Mississippi liquor dealers to purchase their products for
resale in Mississippi, in violation of State law.
Conclusion. Producers, importers, and wholesalers of alcoholic beverages
who solicit liquor dealers located in Mississippi to purchase intoxicating
liquors for resale in Mississippi, or otherwise induce, instigate, participate,
or assist in any way, in the importation or transportation of intoxicating liquors
into Mississippi for delivery or use therein, in violation of Mississippi law,
are advised that in addition to the possibility of incurring criminal liability for
violation of applicable Federal or State law involved in such transaction, will
also jeopardize their Federal basic permits. This pronouncement involves no
change in the existing and long established operating policy.
Inquiries. Inquiries regarding this Industry Circular should refer to its
number and be addressed to the Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax (O:AT:B),
Washington 25, D. C.
Dwight E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division
IRS D. C. 40110