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Subchapter B-General Powers and Duties

Sec. 7621. Internal revenue districts.
Sec. 7622. Authority to administer oaths and certify.

Sec. 7623. Expenses of detection and punishment of frauds.
SEC. 7621. INTERNAL REVENUE DISTRICTS.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT AND ALTERATION.-The President shall establish convenient internal revenue districts for the purpose of administering the internal revenue laws. The President may from time to time alter such districts:

(b) BOUNDARIES.-For the purpose mentioned in subsection (a), the President may subdivide any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or may unite into one district two or more States or a Territory and one or more States. SEC. 7622. AUTHORITY TO ADMINISTER OATHS AND CERTIFY.

(a) INTERNAL REVENUE PERSONNEL.-Every officer or employee of the Treasury Department designated by the Secretary or his delegate for that purpose is authorized to administer such oaths or affirmations and to certify to such papers as may be necessary under the internal revenue laws or regulations made thereunder.

(b) OTHERS.-Any oath or affirmation required or authorized under any internal revenue law or under any regulations made thereunder may be administered by any person authorized to administer oaths for general purposes by the law of the United States, or of any State, Territory, or possession of the United States, or of the District of Columbia, wherein such oath or affirmation is administered. This subsection shall not be construed as an exclusive enumeration of the persons who may administer such oaths or affirmations. SEC. 7623. EXPENSES OF DETECTION AND PUNISHMENT OF FRAUDS.

The Secretary or his delegate, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary or his delegate, is authorized to pay such sums, not exceeding in the aggregate the sum appropriated therefor, as he may deem necessary for detecting and bringing to trial and punishment persons guilty of violating the internal revenue laws, or conniving at the same, in cases where such expenses are not otherwise provided for by law.

Subchapter C—Supervision of Operations of Certain Mang

facturers

Sec. 7641. Supervision of operations of certain manufacturers. SEC. 7641. SUPERVISION OF OPERATIONS OF CERTAIN MANUFAC.

TURERS. Every manufacturer of filled cheese, oleomargarine, opium suitable for smoking purposes, process or renovated butter or adulterated butter, or white phosphorous matches shall conduct his business under such surveillance of officers or employees of the Treasury Department as the Secretary or his delegate may by regulations require.

Subchapter D-Possessions

Sec. 7651. Administration and collection of taxes in possessions.
Sec. 7652. Shipments to the United States.
Sec. 7653. Shipments from the United States.
Sec. 7654. Payment to Guam and American Samoa of proceeds of

tax on coconut and palm oil.
Sec. 7655. Cross references.

SEC. 7651. ADMINISTRATION AND COLLECTION

OF TAXES IN POSSESSIONS. Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter and in sections 4705 (b), 4735, and 4762 (relating to taxes on narcotic drugs and marihuana), and except as otherwise provided in section 28 (a) of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands and section 30 of the Organic Act of Guam (relating to the covering of the proceeds of certain taxes into the treasuries of the Virgin Islands and Guam, respectively) —

(1) APPLICABILITY OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.—All provisions of the laws of the United States applicable to the assessment and collection of any tax imposed by this title or of any other liability arising under this title (including penalties) shall, in respect of such tax or liability, extend to and be applicable in any possession of the United States in the same manner and to the same extent as if such possession were a State, and as if the term “United States” when used in a geographical sense included such possession.

(2) TAX IMPOSED IN POSSESSION.-In the case of any tax which is imposed by this title in any possession of the United States

(A) INTERNAL REVENUE COLLECTIONS.-Such tax shall be collected under the direction of the Secretary or his delegate, and shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States as internal revenue collections; and

(B) APPLICABLE LAWS.-All provisions of the laws of the United States applicable to the administration, collection, and enforcement of such tax (including penalties) shall, in respect of such tax, extend to and be applicable in such possession of the United States in the same manner and to the same extent as if such possession were a State, and as if the term "United States" when used in a geographical sense included such possession.

(3) OTHER LAWS RELATING TO POSSESSIONS.—This section shall apply notwithstanding any other provision of law relating to any possession of the United States.

(4) CANAL ZONE.- For purposes of this section, the term “possession of the United States” includes the Canal Zone. (5) VIRGIN ISLANDS.

(A) For purposes of this section, the reference in section 28 (a) of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands to "any tax specified in section 3811 of the Internal Revenue Code” shall be deemed to refer to any tax imposed by chapter 2 or by chapter 21.

(B) For purposes of this title, section 28 (a) of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands shall be effective as if such

section had been enacted subsequent to the enactment of this title. SEC. 7652. SHIPMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES. (a) PUERTO Rico.

(1) RATE OF TAX.-Except as provided in section 5314, articles of merchandise of Puerto Rican manufacture coming into the United States and withdrawn for consumption or sale shall be subject to a tax equal to the internal revenue tax imposed in the United States upon the like articles of merchandise of domestic manufacture.

(2) PAYMENT OF TAX.-The Secretary or his delegate shall by regulations prescribe the mode and time for payment and collection of the tax described in paragraph (1), including any discretionary method described in section 6302 (b) and (c). Such regulations shall authorize the payment of such tax before shipment from Puerto Rico, and the provisions of section 7651 (2) (B) shall be applicable to the payment and collection of such tax in Puerto Rico.

(3) DEPOSIT OF INTERNAL REVENUE COLLECTIONS.—All taxes collected under the internal revenue laws of the United States on articles produced in Puerto Rico and transported to the United States, or consumed in the island, shall be covered into the treasury of Puerto Rico. (b) VIRGIN ISLANDS.

(1) TAXES IMPOSED IN THE UNITED STATES.-Except as provided in section 5314, there shall be imposed in the United States, upon articles coming into the United States from the Virgin Islands, a tax equal to the internal revenue tax imposed in the United States upon like articles of domestic manufacture.

(2) EXEMPTION FROM TAX IMPOSED IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.-Such articles shipped from such islands to the United States shall be exempt from the payment of any tax imposed by the internal revenue laws of such islands. (3) DISPOSITION OF

COLLECTIONS.—Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, and annually thereafter, the Secretary or his delegate shall determine the amount of all taxes imposed by, and collected during the fiscal year under, the internal revenue laws of the United States on articles produced in the Virgin Islands and transported to the United States. The amount so determined less 1 percent and less the estimated amount of refunds or credits shall be subject to disposition as follows:

(A) There shall be transferred and paid over to the government of the Virgin Islands from the amounts so determined a sum equal to the total amount of the revenue collected by the government of the Virgin Islands during the fiscal year, as certified by the Government Comptroller of the Virgin Islands. The moneys so transferred and paid over shall constitute a separate fund in the treasury of the Virgin Islands and may be expended as the legislature may determine: Provided, That the approval of the President or his designated representative shall be obtained before such moneys may be obligated or expended.

(B) There shall also be transferred and paid over to the government of the Virgin Islands during each of the fiscal years ending

INTERNAL

REVENUE

June 30, 1955, and June 30, 1956, the sum of $1,000,000 or the balance of the internal revenue collections available under this paragraph (3) after payments are made under subparagraph (A), whichever amount is greater. The moneys so transferred and paid over shall be deposited in the separate fund established by subparagraph (A), but shall be obligated or expended for emergency purposes and essential public projects only, with the prior approval of the President or his designated representative.

(C) Any amounts remaining shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts. If at the end of any fiscal year the total of the Federal contribution made under subparagraph (A) at the beginning of that fiscal year has not been obligated or expended for an approved purpose, the balance shall continue available for expenditure during any succeeding fiscal year, but only for approved emergency relief purposes and essential public projects as provided in subparagraph (B). The aggregate amount of moneys available for expenditure for emergency relief purposes and essential public projects only, including payments under subparagraph (B), shall not exceed the sum of $5,000,000 at the end of any fiscal year. Any unobligated or unexpended balance of the Federal contribution remaining at the end of a fiscal year which would cause the moneys available for emergency relief purposes and essential public projects only to exceed the sum of $5,000,000 shall thereupon be transferred and paid over

to the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts. SEC. 7653. SHIPMENTS FROM THE UNITED STATES. (a) TAX IMPOSED.

(1) PUERTO RICO.—All articles of merchandise of United States manufacture coming into Puerto Rico shall be entered at the port of entry upon payment of a tax equal in rate and amount to the internal revenue tax imposed in Puerto Rico upon the like articles of Puerto Rican manufacture.

(2) VIRGIN ISLANDS.—There shall be imposed in the Virgin Islands upon articles imported from the United States a tax equal to the internal revenue tax imposed in such islands upon like articles there manufactured.

(b) EXEMPTION FROM Tax IMPOSED IN THE UNITED STATES.— Articles, goods, wares, or merchandise going into Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa from the United States shall be exempted from the payment of any tax imposed by the internal revenue laws of the United States.

(c) DRAWBACK OF Tax PAID IN THE UNITED STATES.-All provisions of law for the allowance of drawback of internal revenue tax on articles exported from the United States are, so far as applicable, extended to like articles upon which an internal revenue tax bas been paid when shipped from the United States to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, or American Samoa. (d) CROSS REFERENCE.

For the disposition of the proceeds of all taxes collected under the internal revenue laws of the United States on articles produced in Guam and transported into the United States, or consumed in Guam, see the Act of August 1, 1950 (c. 512, 64 Stat. 392, section 30; 48 U. S. C. 1421h).

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