INDUSTRY CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 22, 1965
Proprietors of distilled spirits plants
and others concerned:
This circular is issued to inform you that the Service has scheduled
a meeting at which we will discuss, on an informal basis, a matter of
interest to members of the distilled spirits industry, particularly proprietors of bottling premises. Briefly, the subject to be discussed is a
proposal that regulations be changed to permit bottlers to pay the distilled
spirits tax after the finished spirits are removed from the plant premises.
One effect of such a procedure would, of course, be a further postponement
of the time for paying the tax.
The meeting will be held on Friday, October 22, 1965, at 9:30 a.m.,
e.d.t., in Room 3313, Internal Revenue Building, 12th Street and
Constitution Avenue, Washington, D. C.
Tentative regulatory material has been prepared, and copies have been
furnished to the various trade associations which are concerned. Representatives of the trade associations have assured us that they will distribute copies of the regulatory material to their members, and that they
will be glad to receive the written comments and suggestions of their
members, and to coordinate all such material with us. Also, we will be
pleased to receive comments directly from industry members who are not
members of a trade association, or who for any reason prefer not to submit
their comments through an association. We would appreciate receiving
your comments as soon as possible, so that they may be given consideration
in our preparations for the meeting.
If you do not receive a copy of the tentative regulatory material from
a trade association, you may obtain a copy from your Assistant Regional
If you plan to attend the meeting, please let us know promptly so that
arrangements may be made, addressing your letter to the Director, Alcohol
and Tobacco Tax Division, Internal Revenue Building, Washington, D. C.
Harold A. Serr
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division