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Industry Circular

Number: 66-15
Date: June 21, 1966

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


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Manufacturers of cigars, cigarettes, cigarette papers, and cigarette tubes:

Your attention is called to Section 5705(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, which provides that claims for credit or refund of taxes in respect to cigars, cigarettes, cigarette papers, or cigarette tubes withdrawn from the market shall be filed within six months after the date of the withdrawal.

Manufacturers are reminded that Form 3069, Schedule of Cigars, Cigarettes, or Cigarette Papers or Tubes Withdrawn From the Market, is not a claim and its filing does not affect the statutory period of limitation for filing claims. Form 3069, now being revised, will have a conspicuous statement to this effect.

To protect your interests under Section 5705, you will want to be certain that claims are filed on appropriate Form 843, Claim, or Form 2635, Claim Alcohol and Tobacco Taxes, within the prescribed statutory period.

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

Harold Serr

Harold A. Serr

Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division

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