27 CFR 25.165 - Payment of tax by electronic fund transfer.

§ 25.165 Payment of tax by electronic fund transfer.

(a)Eligible brewers.

(1) Each taxpayer who was liable, during a calendar year, for a gross amount equal to or exceeding five million dollars in beer taxes combining tax liabilities incurred under this part and parts 26 and 27 of this chapter, shall use a commerical bank in making payment by electronic fund transfer (EFT) of beer taxes during the succeeding calendar year. Payment of beer taxes by cash, check, or money order, as described in § 25.163, is not authorized for a taxpayer who is required by this section to make remittances by EFT. For purposes of this section, the dollar amount of tax liability is defined as the gross tax liability on all taxable removals, determined in accordance with § 25.159, and importations (including beer brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands) during the calendar year, without regard to any drawbacks, credits, or refunds, for all premises from which such activities are conducted by the taxpayer. Overpayments are not taken into account in summarizing the gross tax liability.

(2) For the purposes of this section, a taxpayer includes a controlled group of corporations, as defined in 26 U.S.C. 1563, and implementing regulations in 26 CFR 1.1563-1 through 1.1563-4, except that the words “at least 80 percent” shall be replaced by the words “more than 50 percent” in each place it appears in subsection (a) of 26 U.S.C. 1563, as well as in the implementing regulations. Also, the rules for a “controlled group of corporations” apply in a similar fashion to groups which include partnerships and/or sole proprietorships. If one entity maintains more than 50% control over a group consisting of corporations and one, or more, partnerships and/or sole proprietorships, all of the members of the controlled group are one taxpayer for the purpose of determining who is required to make remittances by EFT.

(3) A taxpayer who is required by this section to make remittances by EFT shall make a separate EFT remittance and file a separate return, Form 5000.24, for each brewery from which beer is removed upon determination of tax.


(1) On or before January 10 of each calendar year, except for a taxpayer already remitting the tax by EFT, each taxpayer who was liable for a gross amount equal to or exceeding five million dollars in beer taxes combining tax liabilities incurred under this part and parts 26 and 27 of this chapter, during the previous calendar year, shall notify, in writing the appropriate TTB officer. The notice shall be an agreement to make remittances by EFT.

(2) For each return filed in accordance with this part, the taxpayer shall direct the taxpayer's bank to make an electronic fund transfer in the amount of the taxpayment to the Treasury Account as provided in paragraph (e) of this section. The request shall be made to the bank early enough for the transfer to be made to the Treasury Account by no later than the close of business on the last day for filing the return, prescribed in §§ 25.164 or 25.175. The request shall take into account any time limit established by the bank.

(3) If a taxpayer was liable for less than five million dollars in beer taxes during the preceding calendar year, combining tax liabilities incurred under this part and parts 26 and 27 of this chapter, the taxpayer may choose either to continue remitting the tax as provided in this section or to remit the tax with the return as prescribed by § 25.164. Upon filing the first return on which the taxpayer chooses to discontinue remitting the tax by EFT and to begin remitting the tax with the tax return, the taxpayer shall notify the appropriate TTB officer by attaching a written notification to Form 5000.24, stating that no taxes are due by EFT because the tax liability during the preceding calendar year was less than five million dollars, and that the remittance will be filed with the tax return.


(1) Each taxpayer shall show on the return, Form 5000.24, information about remitting the tax for that return by EFT and shall file the return with TTB, in accordance with the instructions on Form 5000.24.

(2) Remittances shall be considered as made when the taxpayment by electronic fund transfer is received by the Treasury Account. For purposes of this section, a taxpayment by electronic fund transfer shall be considered as received by the Treasury Account when it is paid to a Federal Reserve Bank.

(3) When the taxpayer directs the bank to effect an electronic fund transfer message as required by paragraph (b)(2) of this section, any transfer data record furnished to the taxpayer, through normal banking procedures, will serve as the record of payment, and will be retained as part of required records.

(d)Failure to make a taxpayment by EFT. The taxpayer is subject to a penalty imposed by 26 U.S.C. 5684, 6651, or 6656, as applicable, for failure to make a taxpayment by EFT on or before the close of business on the prescribed last day for filing.

(e)Procedure. Upon the notification required under paragraph (b)(1) of this section, the appropriate TTB officer will issue to the taxpayer a TTB Procedure entitled “Payment of Tax by Electronic Fund Transfer.” This publication outlines the procedure a taxpayer is to follow when preparing returns and EFT remittances in accordance with this part. The U.S. Customs Service will provide the taxpayer with instructions for preparing EFT remittances for payments to be made to the U.S. Customs Service.

(Act of August 16, 1954, 68A Stat. 775, as amended ( 26 U.S.C. 6302); Sec. 201, Pub. L. 85-859, 72 Stat. 1335, as amended ( 26 U.S.C. 5061))
[T.D. ATF-224, 51 FR 7673, Mar. 5, 1986, as amended by T.D. ATF-245, 52 FR 532, Jan. 7, 1987; T.D. ATF-251, 52 FR 19314, May 22, 1987; T.D. ATF-262, 52 FR 47560, Dec. 15, 1987; T.D. ATF-437, 66 FR 5479, Jan. 19, 2001; T.D. ATF-459, 66 FR 38550, July 25, 2001; T.D. ATF-479, 67 FR 30798, May 8, 2002]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 19 - CUSTOMS DUTIES

§ 5002 - Definitions

§ 5051 - Imposition and rate of tax

§ 5052 - Definitions

§ 5053 - Exemptions

§ 5054 - Determination and collection of tax on beer

§ 5056 - Refund and credit of tax, or relief from lia­bility

§ 5061 - Method of collecting tax

§ 5121 - Recordkeeping by wholesale dealers

§ 5122 - Recordkeeping by retail dealers

§ 5123 - Preservation and inspection of records, and entry of premises for inspection

§ 5124 - Registration by dealers

§ 5222 - Production, receipt, removal, and use of distilling materials

§ 5401 - Qualifying documents

§ 5402 - Definitions

§ 5403 - Cross references

§ 5411 - Use of brewery

§ 5412 - Removal of beer in containers or by pipeline

§ 5413 - Brewers procuring beer from other brewers

§ 5414 - Removals from one brewery to another belonging to the same brewer

§ 5415 - Records and returns

§ 5416 - Definitions of package and packaging

§ 5417 - Pilot brewing plants

§ 5551 - General provisions relating to bonds

§ 5552 - Installation of meters, tanks, and other apparatus

§ 5555 - Records, statements, and returns

§ 5556 - Regulations

§ 5671 - Penalty and forfeiture for evasion of beer tax and fraudulent noncompliance with requirements

§ 5673 - Forfeiture for flagrant and willful removal of beer without taxpayment

§ 5684 - Penalties relating to the payment and collection of liquor taxes

§ 6011 - General requirement of return, statement, or list

§ 6061 - Signing of returns and other documents

§ 6065 - Verification of returns

§ 6091 - Place for filing returns or other documents

§ 6109 - Identifying numbers

§ 6151 - Time and place for paying tax shown on returns

§ 6301 - Collection authority

§ 6302 - Mode or time of collection

§ 6311 - Payment of tax by commercially acceptable means

§ 6313 - Fractional parts of a cent

§ 6402 - Authority to make credits or refunds

§ 6651 - Failure to file tax return or to pay tax

§ 6656 - Failure to make deposit of taxes

§ 6676 - Erroneous claim for refund or credit

§ 6806 - Occupational tax stamps

§ 7342 - Penalty for refusal to permit entry or examination

§ 7606 - Entry of premises for examination of taxable objects

§ 7805 - Rules and regulations

U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE

Title 27 published on 09-Dec-2017 03:26

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 27 CFR Part 25 after this date.

  • 2017-01-04; vol. 82 # 2 - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    1. 82 FR 1108 - Changes to Certain Alcohol-Related Regulations Governing Bond Requirements and Tax Return Filing Periods
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
      Temporary rule; Treasury decision; cross reference to notice of proposed rulemaking.
      This rule is effective January 4, 2017.
      27 CFR Parts 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 30