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Proposed Rule

Drawback of Internal Revenue Excise Taxes

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AGENCY:

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury.

ACTION:

Withdrawal of notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, that proposed conforming amendments to reflect proposed Customs and Border Protection regulations stating that domestic merchandise on which no tax is paid under the Internal Revenue Code may not be substituted for imported merchandise for purposes of claims for drawback of tax under the customs laws and regulations. The notice is being withdrawn to permit further consideration of the relevant issues involved in the proposed rulemaking.

DATES:

The proposed rulemaking is withdrawn on March 2, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gerry Isenberg, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Suite 200-E, Washington, DC 20220; telephone (202) 453-2097.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On October 15, 2009, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations to clarify the relationship between tax payment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and drawback of tax under the Tariff Act of 1930. See Notice No. 100 at 74 FR 52937. Specifically, TTB's proposed rulemaking would have provided conforming regulations to reflect proposed Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations stating that domestic merchandise on which no tax is paid under the Internal Revenue Code may not be substituted for imported merchandise for purposes of claims for drawback of tax under the customs laws and regulations. TTB later extended the comment period closing date for its proposal until January 14, 2010. See Notice No. 101, November 27, 2009, at 74 FR 62266.

The CBP notice of proposed rulemaking regarding drawback of internal revenue excise tax, on which TTB's proposed rulemaking was based, also was published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, at 74 FR 52928. CBP twice extended the comment period on its proposal to allow additional time for interested parties to comment on the proposed rulemaking. See the CBP notices of November 4, Start Printed Page 93602009 (74 FR 57125), and November 25, 2009 (74 FR 61585). The CPB proposal's comment period ended on January 12, 2010.

Withdrawal of Notice No. 100

The proposed CBP regulations published on October 15, 2009, and on which TTB's proposed rulemaking was based, are being withdrawn to allow for further consideration of the issues involved. Consistent with the CBP action, TTB withdraws its proposed rulemaking, Notice No. 100, published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009 at 74 FR 52928.

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Dated: February 3, 2010.

John J. Manfreda,

Administrator.

Approved: February 25, 2010.

Michael Mundaca,

Acting Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy).

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[FR Doc. 2010-4374 Filed 3-1-10; 8:45 am]

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