US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expects to publish tomorrow Interim Regulations authorizing the refund of beer, wine, and spirits excise taxes in connection with the 2017 tax reform act’s reduced rates and credits. The Interim Regulations specify:
- Claims must be filed with the National Revenue Center of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).
- Claims must be filed on TTB Form 5620.8.
- A separate claim is required for entries made at each US port or internal revenue region.
The interim regulations will be effective on the date of publication (expected to be August 16, 2018).
CBP also initiated a 60-day comment period that will provide interested parties with opportunities to raise questions or identify issues that are not addressed in the interim regulations.
Please let us know if you have any questions about this development.