Michelle Draper

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Michelle L. Draper works closely with clients in the alcohol beverage industry, with particular emphasis on trade practices, licensing and permitting, formulation, labeling, market release and excise taxes. She spent nearly a decade in-house as a Senior Compliance Analyst, giving her a comprehensive understanding of the complex regulatory standards in this highly regulated industry.Read Michelle Draper's full bio.

TTB Ramps Up Tax Audits and Enforcement


By , and on Mar 19, 2024
Posted In Alcohol Excise Taxes, Enforcement, Licensing

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB) Office of Field Operations is responsible for ensuring industry members comply with the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, the Internal Revenue Code and all related regulations. It is divided into three groups: the Trade Investigations Division (TID), the Tax Audit Division (TAD) and the Intelligence Division. Many...

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Maine Disclosure Requirements Burden Industry Members


By on Nov 13, 2023
Posted In Uncategorized

Over the summer, Maine’s Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations issued clarification of its ownership disclosure requirements for new applicants and existing license or certificate holders. We understand the significant impact this has on industry members and have summarized the updated guidance below. Like most states, Maine has a long history of requesting the...

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