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April 3, 2020

INDUSTRY NOTICE: Excise Tax Reports & Payments – Late Submissions

TABC Licensed Manufacturers, Distributors, & Wholesalers

Requirements: The law requires alcohol manufacturers, wholesalers and brewpubs to submit monthly excise tax reports and payments to TABC on the 15th day of each month. 

Temporary Penalty Relief: *Only applicable for the duration of Gov. Abbott’s March 13 disaster declaration.

In general, TABC will not seek to penalize licensees and permittees for late submissions that were caused by some circumstance outside of their control related to the coronavirus pandemic (e.g., short staffed, etc.). However, TABC will assess whether a business qualifies for penalty relief on a case-by-case basis. 

Contact TABC directly if you will not be able to file your report or submit your payment on time, and the agency will work on providing extensions where necessary.

Note: If your business has a history of late filings, you may not be eligible to receive these exceptions and extensions.

TABC stands ready to help its license and permit holders impacted by the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. The 

For additional assistance and information, affected businesses may identify and contact their local TABC regional office or contact TABC's Austin headquarters at (512) 206-3333.