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DISTILLED SPIRITS – PROOFING RESOURCES
Distilled spirits plant proprietors are required to determine taxes owed on spirits removed from their bonded premises. To do this, proprietors will need to “gauge” the spirits, that is, determine the quantity and proof of the spirits.
If you are a distilled spirits plant proprietor, it is important that you know how to proof your spirits correctly. Below you’ll find some resources to help guide you through the proofing process.
TTB Proofing Resources
. The Gauging Manual
. TTB Proofing Video Series
. Interpolation of Proof from Table 1 of the Gauging Manual
. TTB Proofing Webinars
COMMON COMPLIANCE AND TAX ISSUES FOUND DURING DISTILLED SPIRITS PLANT (DSP) AUDITS
In support of TTB’s mission to assist industry members in understanding and complying with the Federal tax, product, and marketing requirements associated with the commodities we regulate, we created a tutorial to address some of the common compliance and tax issues we have encountered during distilled spirits plant audits conducted by our auditors.
This tutorial details common tax and compliance issues associated with distilled spirits production and discusses how to avoid them. We also include links to the applicable TTB regulations in Chapter I of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, TTB forms, and other helpful resources.
Access the tutorial