REPORTING WINES PRODUCED
UNDER 27 CFR 240.488 ON ATF FORM 5120.17(702),
MONTHLY REPORT OF WINE CELLAR OPERATIONS
Proprietors of Bonded Wine Cellars
and Others Concerned
PURPOSE. This ATF circular is to inform
proprietors of bonded wine cellars who produce or
receive in bond wines produced under 27 CFR 240.488
that a forthcoming ATF Revenue Procedure will establish
new reporting requirements.
BACKGROUND. Treasury Decision ATF-62 (44 FR 71613)
effective January 1, 1980, which implemented regulatory
changes for the Distilled Spirits Tax Revision Act of
1979 (Public Law 96-39), revised 27 CFR 240.488 to
allow wine to be made with materials not authorized for
use in standard wine production.
Treasury Decision ATF-63, ATFB 1980-1, effective
February 1, 1980, which eliminated and simplified
certain public use forms, revised 27 CFR 240.910 to
include maintenance of records for wine produced under
27 CFR 240.488. The records required for wines under
27 CFR 240.488 are similar to the records required for
special natural wines.
Because these wines can be produced and received
in bond beginning January 1, 1980, the Bureau has
decided to secure more statistics about these wines.
This will be accomplished on a revised ATF Form
5120.17(702), Monthly Report of Wine Cellar Operations.
REPORTING PROCEDURE. Proprietors of bonded wine
cellars producing or receiving in bond wines under
27 CFR 240.488 shall report the total gallons produced
and the total gallons removed taxpaid during the month,
and the total gallons on hand at the end of the month.
These statistics should be reported in Part X - Remarks
of the 6-79 edition of Form 5120.17(702) or in Part
IX - Special Natural Wines and 27 CFR 240.488 Wines of
the 1-80 edition of Form 5120.17(702).
NEW EDITION (1-80) OF ATF F 5120.17(702). The 1-80
edition of Form 5120.17 will have items for reporting
the information required above. Proprietors of bonded
wine cellars who want this new edition (1-80) of Form
5120.17(702) should order the forms from the ATF
Distribution Center, 3800 S. Four Mile Run Drive,
Arlington, Virginia 22206.
EFFECTIVE DATE. This procedure will be effective
on February 1, 1980. Form 5120.17(702) for the month
of February 1980 shall include the additional informa-
tion as required.
INQUIRIES. Inquiries regarding this circular
should refer to its number and be addressed to the
Assistant Director (Regulatory Enforcement), Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 1200 Pennsylvania
Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20226.