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A new announcement was just posted on the TTB website (http://www.ttb.gov/news/shutdown-impacts-ttb-online-apps.shtml) regarding submissions prior to the shutdown. The announcement states as follows: The government shutdown may have affected your Formulas Online submissions and COLAs Online applications. Read on to learn how the rules for automatic date-based status changes in both online systems may have affected recent submissions to these TTB Online systems. Formulas Online Formulas Online has rules for automatic date-based status changes for the following: Beverage Formula Submissions with “Needs Correction” Status Beverage Formula submissions that were in a “Needs Correction” status for 30 days or more were automatically cancelled. These records remain in the Formulas Online database and the status will be reverted back to “Needs Correction.” TTB will add 21 days to the status date for ALL applications that were in a “Needs Correction” status during the shutdown. TTB expects to implement this change over the weekend and will post any changes to that plan on TTB.gov. Nonbeverage Formulas, Riders, and User Registrations with “Needs Correction” Status There are no automatic status changes for Formula Rider, Nonbeverage Formula, or User Registration submissions. All Submissions with “Draft” Status All submissions that were in a “Draft” status for 30 days or more were automatically cancelled. These records remain accessible to the user and can be copied, updated, and submitted to TTB for review. COLAs Online COLAs Online has rules for automatic date-based status changes for applications that have one of these statuses: Applications with “Needs Correction” Status Applications that…

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Due to the government shutdown, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will temporarily be closed. What does that mean for those in the alcohol beverage industry? Here is a list of what TTB functions will remain accessible during the shutdown and which functions will be suspended. ACCESSIBLE SERVICES: -The TTB website, though it will not be updated during the shutdown; -You may still file electronic payments and returns for federal excise taxes and operational reports. SUSPENDED SERVICES: -No access to TTB applications, such as permits online, formulas online, and COLAs online; -No TTB personnel will be available to answer questions, online or over the phone; -No TTB employees will be working during the shutdown, so no approvals. According to the TTB website, once the government shutdown is over regular operations will resume as soon as possible.

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