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SUBCHAPTER A. General provisions.
Subchapter A—General Provisions
Sec. 6301. Collection authority.
SEC. 6301. COLLECTION AUTHORITY.
The Secretary or his delegate shall collect the taxes imposed by the internal revenue laws. SEC. 6302. MODE OR TIME OF COLLECTION.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT BY REGULATIONS.-If the mode or time for collecting any tax is not provided for by this title, the Secretary or his delegate may establish the same by regulations.
(b) DISCRETIONARY METHOD.-Whether or not the method of collecting any tax imposed by chapters 21, 31, 32, 33, section 4481 of chapter 36, section 4501 (a) or 4511 of chapter 37, or sections 4701 or 4721 of chapter 39 is specifically provided for by this title, any such tax may, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary or his delegate, be collected by means of returns, stamps, coupons, tickets, books, or such other reasonable devices or methods as may be necessary or helpful in securing a complete and proper collection of the tax.
(c) 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 under the internal revenue laws, in such manner, at such times, and under such conditions as he may prescribe; and he shall prescribe the manner, times, and conditions under which the receipt of such tax by such banks and trust companies is to be treated as payment of such tax to the Secretary or his delegate. SEC. 6303. NOTICE AND DEMAND FOR TAX.
(a) GENERAL RULE.- Where it is not otherwise provided by this title, the Secretary or his delegate shall, as soon as practicable, and within 60 days, after the making of an assessment of a tax pursuant to section 6203, give notice to each person liable for the unpaid tax, stating the amount and demanding payment thereof. Such notice shall be left at the dwelling or usual place of business of such person, or shall be sent by mail to such person's last known address.
(b) ASSESSMENT PRIOR TO LAST DATE FOR PAYMENT.—Except where the Secretary or his delegate believes collection would be jeopardized by delay, if any tax is assessed prior to the last date prescribed for payment of such tax, payment of such tax shall not be demanded under subsection (a) until after such date. SEC. 6304. COLLECTION UNDER THE TARIFF ACT. For collection ur
provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930 of the taxes imposed by section 4501 (b), and subchapters A, B, C, D, and E of chapter 38, see sections 4504 and 4601, respectively.
Subchapter B-Receipt of Payment
SEC. 6311. PAYMENT BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER.
(a) AUTHORITY TO RECEIVE.--It shall be lawful for the Secretary or his delegate to receive for internal revenue taxes, or in payment for internal revenue stamps, checks or money orders, to the extent and under the conditions provided in regulations prescribed by the Secretary or his delegate. (b) CHECK OR MONEY ORDER UNPAID.
(1) ULTIMATE LIABILITY.-If a check or money order so received is not duly paid, the person by whom such check or money order has been tendered shall remain liable for the payment of the tax or for the stamps, and for all legal penalties and additions, to the same extent as if such check or money order had not been tendered.
(2) LIABILITY OF BANKS AND OTHERS.—If any certified, treasurer's, or cashier's check or any money order so received is not duly paid, the United States shall, in addition to its right to exact payment from the party originally indebted therefor, have a lien for the amount of such check upon all the assets of the bank or trust company on which drawn or for the amount of such money order upon all the assets of the issuer thereof; and such amount shall be paid out of such assets in preference to any other claims whatsoever against such bank or issuer except the necessary costs and expenses of administration and the reimbursement of the United States for the amount expended in the redemption of the circulating notes of
such bank. SEC. 6312. PAYMENT BY UNITED STATES NOTES AND CERTIFICATES
OF INDEBTEDNESS. (a) GENERAL RULE.-It shall be lawful for the Secretary or his delegate to receive, at par with an adjustment for accrued interest, Treasury bills, notes and certificates of indebtedness issued by the United States in payment of any internal revenue taxes, or in payment for internal revenue stamps, to the extent and under the conditions provided in regulations prescribed by the Secretary or his delegate. (b) CROSS REFERENCES.
(1) For authority to receive silver certificates, see section 5 of the act of June 19, 1934 (48 Stat. 1178; 31 U. S. C. 405a).
(2) For full legal tender status of all coins and currencies of the United States, see section 43 (b) (1) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended (48 Stat. 52, 113; 31 U. S. C. 462).
(3) For authority to receive obligations under the Second Liberty Bond Act, see section 20 (b) of that act, as amended (56 Stat. 189; 31 U. S. C. 754b).
SEC. 6313. FRACTIONAL PARTS OF A CENT.
In the payment of any tax imposed by this title not payable by stamp, a fractional part of a cent shall be disregarded unless it amounts to one-half cent or more, in which case it shall be increased to 1 cent. SEC. 6314. RECEIPT FOR TAXES.
(a) GENERAL RULE.—The Secretary or his delegate shall, upon request, give receipts for all sums collected by him, excepting only when the same are in payment for stamps sold and delivered; but no receipt shall be issued in lieu of a stamp representing a tax.
(b) DUPLICATE RECEIPTS FOR PAYMENT OF ESTATE TAXES.—The Secretary or his delegate shall, upon request, give to the person paying the tax under chapter 11 (relating to the estate tax) duplicate receipts, either of which shall be sufficient evidence of such payment, and shall entitle the executor to be credited and allowed the amount thereof by any court having jurisdiction to audit or settle his accounts. (c) Cross REFERENCES. —
(1) For receipt required to be furnished by employer to employee with respect to employment taxes, see section 6051.
(2) For receipt of discharge of executor from personal liability,
see section 2204. SEC. 6315. PAYMENTS OF ESTIMATED INCOME TAX.
Payment of the estimated income tax, or any installment thereof, shall be considered payment on account of the income taxes imposed by subtitle A for the taxable year. SEC. 6316. PAYMENT BY FOREIGN CURRENCY.
The Secretary or his delegate is authorized in his discretion to allow payment of taxes in the currency of a foreign country under such circumstances and subject to such conditions as the Secretary or his delegate may by regulations prescribe.