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Industry Circular

Number: 64-7
Date: May 1, 1964

Office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division


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Proprietors of distilled spirits plants, dealers in specially denatured spirits, and others concerned:

Purpose. The purpose of this industry circular is to request your cooperation in our effort to eliminate delays in obtaining receipted copies of Forms 1473 from your customers.

Background. The July 1960 revision of Form 1473, Notice of Shipment of Specially Denatured, Tax-Free, or Recovered Spirits, requires the entry (in item 15) of only the city and State as the address of the Assistant Regional Commissioner to whom consignees are to forward a receipted copy of the form. This has often caused delays in receiving the receipted copies of the forms in our regional offices. The Form 1473 was revised as of January 1964 and one of the changes was to require the complete postal address of the Assistant Regional Commissioner (in item 12). However, as a measure of economy, the existing stock of the July 1960 revision of the form will be used before the January 1964 revision is put into use.

Preparation of Form 1473. Whether the July 1960 or the January 1964 revision of Form 1473 is used, if you will enter the complete address of the appropriate Assistant Regional Commissioner to whom the consignee is to send a receipted copy of the form, many of the delays will be avoided. It is possible that added delays may have resulted from the recent realignment of some of the regions. The map on the reverse hereof shows the regional boundaries as well as the address of each Assistant Regional Commissioner as it should appear in item 15 of the July 1960, and item 12 of the January 1964, revision of Form 1473. This map is furnished so that this information will be readily available to you.

Inquiries. Inquiries regarding this circular should refer to its number and should be addressed to the office of your Assistant Regional Commissioner, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax.

Dwight Avis

Dwight E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division


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