TTB Halts Regulatory Functions

As a result of the government shutdown, TTB has halted regulatory functions. Licensees will not be able to access COLAs Online, Permits Online, or Formulas Online. This also means that ShipCompliant’s integration with COLAs Online will not be available during the shutdown. As soon as appropriations are made available, TTB will work on restoring these functions and we will enable the integration shortly thereafter. Please see the notice that TTB posted on their website below.


Due to the lapse in government funding, only web sites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. Our TTB web site,, will be available during this shutdown period and you will continue to be able to file electronic payments and returns for federal excise taxes and operational reports through

However, there will be no access to TTB’s eGovernment applications including, but not limited to, Permits Online, Formulas Online, and COLAs online. Other information on the web site may not be up to date, and TTB will not be able to respond to questions or comments submitted via the web site until appropriations are enacted.

TTB will suspend all non-excepted TTB operations, and no personnel will be available to respond to any inquiries, including emails, telephone calls, facsimiles, or other communications. The web site and operations will fully resume when appropriations are reenacted. TTB has directed employees NOT to report to work and they are prohibited by federal law from volunteering their services during a lapse in appropriations.

Once funding has been restored, and the government shutdown is over, we will work to restore regular service as soon as possible.

1 Comment

  1. Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

    Just to clarify regarding ShipCompliant’s integration: ShipCompliant Direct and ShipCompliant Wholesale will function without interruption including state label registration and price posting, Product Registration Online (PRO), LabelVision, and access to all COLAs that were approved prior to the shutdown. The only exception is ShipCompliant’s integration with COLAs Online for COLA submissions. You will be able to assemble draft COLA applications within ShipCompliant, but submission to COLAs Online will not be available



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