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ucts and cigarette papers and tubes. Such taxes shall be paid on the basis of a return, except that the taxes shall continue to be paid by stamp until the Secretary or his delegate provides, by regulations, for the payment of the taxes on the basis of a return. The Secretary or his delegate shall, by regulations, prescribe the period or event for which such return shall be made, the information to be furnished on such return, the time for making such return, and the time for payment of such taxes. Any postponement under this subsection of the payment of taxes determined at the time of removal shall be conditioned upon the filing of such additional bonds, and upon compliance with such requirements, as the Secretary or his delegate may, by regulations, prescribe for the protection of the revenue. The Secretary or his delegate may, by regulations, require payment of tax on the basis of a return prior to removal of the tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes where a person defaults in the postponed payment of tax on the basis of a return under this subsection or regulations prescribed thereunder. All administrative and penal provisions of this title, insofar as applicable, shall apply to any tax imposed by section 5701.

(c) STAMPS TO EVIDENCE THE Tax.-If the Secretary or his delegate shall by regulation provide for the payment of tax by return and require the use of stamps to evidence the tax imposed by this chapter or to indicate compliance therewith, the Secretary or his delegate sball cause to be prepared suitable stamps to be issued to manufacturers and importers of tobacco products, to be used and accounted for, in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary or his delegate shall prescribe.

(d) USE OF GOVERNMENT DEPOSITARIES.-The Secretary or his delegate may authorize Federal Reserve banks, and incorporated banks or trust companies which are depositaries or financial agents of the United States, to receive any tax imposed by this chapter, in such manner, at such times, and under such conditions as he may prescribe; and he shall prescribe the manner, time, and condition under which the receipt of such tax by such banks and trust companies is to be treated as payment for tax purposes.

(e) ASSESSMENT.-Whenever any tax required to be paid by this chapter is not paid in full at the time required for such payment, it shall be the duty of the Secretary or his delegate, subject to the limitations prescribed in section 6501, on proof satisfactory to him, to determine the amount of tax which has been omitted to be paid, and to make an assessment therefor against the person liable for the tax. The tax so assessed shall be in addition to the penalties imposed by law for failure to pay such tax wben required. Except in cases where delay may jeopardize collection of the tax, or where the amount is nominal or the result of an evident mathematical error, no such assessment shall be made until and after the person liable for the tax has been afforded reasonable notice and opportunity to show cause, in writing, against such assessment. SEC. 5704. EXEMPTION FROM TAX.

(a) TOBACCO PRODUCTS FURNISHED FOR EMPLOYEE USE OR ExPERIMENTAL PURPOSES.—Tobacco products may be furnished by a manufacturer of such products, without payment of tax, for use or consumption by employoes or for experimental purposes, in such quantities, and in such manner as the Secretary or his delegate shall by regulation prescribe.

(b) TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND CIGARETTE PAPERS AND TUBES TRANSFERRED OR REMOVED IN BOND FROM DOMESTIC FACTORIES AND EXPORT WAREHOUSES.--A manufacturer or export warehouse proprietor may transfer tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes, without payment of tax, to the bonded premises of another manufacturer or export warehouse proprietor, or remove such articles, with out payment of tax, for shipment to a foreign country, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or a possession of the United States, or for consumption beyond the jurisdiction of the internal revenue laws of the United States; and manufacturers may similarly remove such articles for use of the United States; in accordance with such regulations and under such bonds as the Secretary or his delegate shall prescribe.

(c) TOBACCO MATERIALS SHIPPED OR DELIVERED IN BOND.-A dealer in tobacco materials or a manufacturer of tobacco products may ship or deliver tobacco materials, without payment of tax, to another such dealer or manufacturer, or to a foreign country, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or a possession of the United States; or, in the case of tobacco stems and waste only, to any person for use by him as fertilizer or insecticide or in the production of fertilizer, insecticide, or nicotine; in accordance with such regulations and under such bonds as the Secretary or his delegate shall prescribe.

(d) TOBACCO PRODUCTS, CIGARETTE PAPERS AND TUBES, AND Tobacco MATERIALS RELEASED IN BOND FROM CUSTOMS CUSTODY.Tobacco products, cigarette papers and tubes, and tobacco materials, imported or brought into the United States, may be released from customs custody, without payment of tax, for delivery to a manufacturer of tobacco products or cigarette papers and tubes and such tobacco materials may be similarly released for delivery to a dealer in tobacco materials, in accordance with such regulations and under such bond as the Secretary or his delegate shall prescribe. SEC. 5705. REFUND OR ALLOWANCE OF TAX.

(a) REFUND.-Refund of any tax imposed by this chapter shall be made (without interest) to the manufacturer, importer, or export warehouse proprietor, on proof satisfactory to the Secretary or his delegate that the claimant manufacturer, importer, or export warehouse proprietor has paid the tax on tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes withdrawn by him from the market; or on such articles lost (otherwise than by theft) or destroyed, by fire, casualty, or act of God, while in the possession or ownership of the claimant.

(b) ALLOWANCE. -If the tax has not yet been paid on tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes proved to have been withdrawn from the market or lost or destroyed as aforesaid, relief from the tax on such articles may be extended upon the filing of a claim for allowance therefor in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary or his delegate shall prescribe.

(c) LIMITATION.-Any claim for refund of tax under this section shall be filed within 6 months after the date of the withdrawal from the market, loss, or destruction of the articles to which the claim relates, and shall be in such form and contain such information as the Secretary or his delegate shall by regulations prescribe.

SEC. 5706. DRAWBACK OF TAX.

There shall be an allowance of drawback of tax paid on tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes, when shipped from the United States, in accordance with such regulations and upon the filing of such bond as the Secretary or his delegate shall prescribe. SEC. 5707. FLOOR STOCKS REFUND ON CIGARETTES.

(a) IN GENERAL.-With respect to cigarettes, weighing not more than 3 pounds per thousand, upon which the tax imposed by subsection (c) (1) of section 5701 has been paid, and which, on July 1, 1961, are held by any person and intended for sale, or are in transit from foreign countries or insular possessions of the United States to any person in the United States for sale, there shall be credited or refunded to such person (without interest), subject to such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary or his delegate, an amount equal to the difference between the tax paid on such cigarettes and the tax made applicable to such articles on July 1, 1961, if claim for such credit or refund is filed with the Secretary or his delegate before October 1, 1961.

(b) LIMITATIONS ON ELIGIBILITY FOR CREDIT OR REFUND.-No person shall be entitled to credit or refund under subsection (a) unless such person, for such period or periods both before and after July 1, 1961 (but not extending beyond 1 year thereafter), as the Secretary or his delegate shall by regulation prescribe, makes and keeps, and files with the Secretary or his delegate, such records of inventories, sales, and purchases as may be prescribed in such regulations.

(c) PENALTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.-All provisions of law, including penalties, applicable in respect of internal revenue taxes on cigarettes shall, insofar as applicable and not inconsistent with this section, be applicable in respect of the credits and refunds provided for in this section to the same extent as if such credits or refunds constituted credits or refunds of such taxes. SEC. 5708. LOSSES CAUSED BY DISASTER.

(a) AUTHORIZATION.--Where the President has determined under the Act of September 30, 1950 (42 U. S. C., sec. 1855), that a "major disaster" as defined in such Act has occurred in any part of the United States, the Secretary or his delegate shall pay (without interest) an amount equal to the amount of the internal revenue taxes paid or determined and customs duties paid on tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes removed, which were lost, rendered unmarketable, or condemned by a duly authorized official by reason of such disaster occurring in such part of the United States on and after the effective date of this section, if such tobacco products or cigarette papers or tubes were held and intended for sale at the time of such disaster. The payments authorized by this section shall be made to the person holding such tobacco products or cigarette papers or tubes for sale at the time of such disaster. (b) CLAIMS.—No claim shall be allowed under this section unless

(1) filed within 6 months after the date on which the President makes the determination that the disaster referred to in subsection (a) has occurred; and

(2) the claimant furnishes proof to the satisfaction of the Secretary or his delegate that

(A) he was not indemnified by any valid claim of insurance or otherwise in respect of the tax, or tax and duty, on the tobacco products or cigarette papers or tubes covered by the claim, and

(B) he is entitled to payment under this section. Claims under this section shall be filed under such regulations as the Secretary or his delegate shall prescribe.

(c) DESTRUCTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS OR CIGARETTE PAPERS OR TUBES.—Before the Secretary or his delegate makes payment under this section in respect of the tax, or tax and duty, on the tobacco products or cigarette papers or tubes condemned by a duly authorized official or rendered unmarketable, such tobacco products or cigarette papers or tubes shall be destroyed under such supervision as the Secretary or his delegate may prescribe, unless such tobacco products or cigarette papers or tubes were previously destroyed under supervision satisfactory to the Secretary or his delegate.

(d) Other Laws APPLICABLE. --All provisions of law, including penalties, applicable in respect of internal revenue taxes on tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes shall, insofar as applicable and not inconsistent with this section, be applied in respect of the payments provided for in this section to the same extent as if such payments constituted refunds of such taxes.

Subchapter B—Qualification Requirements for Manu

facturers of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, Export Warehouse Proprietors, and Dealers in Tobacco Materials

Sec. 5711. Bond.
Sec. 5712. Application for permit.
Sec. 5713. Permit.

revenue.

SEC. 5711. BOND.

(a) WHEN REQUIRED.-Every person, before commencing business as a manufacturer of tobacco products or cigarette papers and tubes, as an export warehouse proprietor, or as a dealer in tobacco materials, shall file such bond, conditioned upon compliance with this chapter and regulations issued thereunder, in such form, amount, and manner as the Secretary or his delegate shall by regulation prescribe. A new or additional bond may be required whenever the Secretary or his delegate considers such action necessary for the protection of the

(b) APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL.-No person shall engage in such business until he receives notice of approval of such bond. A bond may be disapproved, upon notice to the principal on the bond, if the Secretary or his delegate determines that the bond is not adequate to protect the revenue.

(c) CANCELLATION.-Any bond filed hereunder may be canceled, upon notice to the principal on the bond, whenever the Secretary or his delegate determines that the bond no longer adequately protects the revenue. SEC. 5712. APPLICATION FOR PERMIT.

Every person, before commencing business as a manufacturer of tobacco products or as an export warehouse proprietor, and at such other time as the Secretary or his delegate shall by regulation prescribe, shall make application for the permit provided for in section 5713. The application shall be in such form as the Secretary or his delegate shall prescribe and shall set forth, truthfully and accurately, the information called for on the form. Such application may be rejected and the permit denied if the Secretary or his delegate, after notice and opportunity for hearing, find that

(1) the premises on which it is proposed to conduct the business are not adequate to protect the revenue; or

(2) such person (including, in the case of a corporation, any officer, director, or principal stockholder and, in the case of a partnership, a partner) is, by reason of his business experience, financial standing, or trade connections, not likely to maintain operations in compliance with this chapter, or has failed to disclose any material information required or made any material false statement in the application therefor.

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