The Montana Department of Revenue is allowing the return of products purchased for events canceled due to COVID-19.
Local officials and event organizers have begun announcing cancellations of widely-attended events such as parades, festivals, fairs, concerts, and sporting events based on concerns about COVID-19.
Given the unexpected and widespread nature of the concerns involving COVID-19, The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau (TTB) will not consider returns of alcohol beverage products purchased to sell during such cancelled events to violate federal consignment sales rules, provided the products were not initially purchased or sold with the privilege of return.
Even though such returns are lawful, a producer or wholesaler is not required to accept returns of such products.
If you have any questions concerning our consignment sales rules, you may send them to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division at DORAlcoholicBeverageControl@mt.gov.