(a)General. When a brewer is required to prepay tax under § 25.173, or if the penal sum of the bond, Form 5130.22, is insufficient for deferral of payment of tax on beer to be removed for consumption or sale, or if a brewer is not entitled to defer the tax under the provisions of this subpart, the brewer shall prepay the tax before any beer is removed for consumption or sale, or taken out of the brewery for removal for consumption or sale.
(b)Method of prepayment.
(1) Prepayment will be made by forwarding a tax return, Form 5000.24, with remittance, covering the tax on beer.
(2) If a brewer is required by § 25.165 to make payment of tax by electronic fund transfer, the brewer shall prepay the tax before any beer can be removed for consumption or sale by completing the return and by forwarding it, in accordance with the instructions on the form. At the same time, the brewer shall direct his or her bank to make remittance by EFT.
(3) For the purpose of complying with this section, the term forwarding means depositing in the U.S. mail, properly addressed in accordance with the instructions on the form.