TTB guidance: Extended tax-free withdrawal of distilled spirits for hand sanitizers (COVID-19)

Guidance related to the manufacture of hand sanitizer in response to coronavirus

Guidance related to the manufacture of hand sanitizer in response to coronavirus

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) today announced it was extending through September 30, 2021, authorizations for the tax-free withdrawal of distilled spirits and products containing distilled spirits for hand sanitizer purposes—a response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Today’s TTB release provides:

Due to the continued consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuation of the Food and Drug Administration’s temporary guidance related to the manufacture of hand sanitizer and denatured alcohol for use in hand sanitizer, TTB is extending the authorizations provided in TTB G 2020-1B through September 30, 2021. TTB will continue to monitor the circumstances to determine whether other extensions or modifications to this guidance are warranted in the future. TTB may modify or discontinue this guidance prior to September 30, 2021 if FDA discontinues its guidance prior to that date.

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