Small but annoying and possibly important tidbit from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB): Its Permits Online will be temporarily shut down later this month (July) as it readies upgrades to the system. Key to note: As part of the upgrade process all applications that you started and saved but did not submit to TTB will be deleted. This applies to any record with “TMP” in the application tracking number. If you wish to submit those applications to TTB you must do so before the system outage. Applications already submitted to TTB are not impacted.
Dates to know
- July 17, 2018 — Last day to submit amended applications
- July 25, 2018 — Last day to submit original applications
- July 26 – 30, 2018 — Permits Online unavailable during system upgrade
- July 31, 2018 — Launch of the NEW Permits Online
At least tell me the new Permits Online will be cool
The New Permits Online will be available on July 31, 2018, and here are the changes TTB is touting:
Paper filers will be able to use Permits Online. TTB is auto-transferring the records for previous applications that were submitted and approved on paper forms into the new entity and commodity record structure in Permits Online. With the exception of the few application types that cannot be filed through Permits Online, most industry members will be able to submit all new and amended applications electronically using Permits Online.
In order to ensure the security of the system, TTB says you’ll have to follow a few easy steps to gain access to those records and it will only give permission to someone who it has on record as having signing authority or power of attorney for the business.
Also, if you don’t already have a Permits Online account you must register for one.
Instructions for how to link your paper records to your Permits Online account and start filing amendments online will be published July 31. See Coming Soon: The NEW Permits Online for additional details about what’s changing.