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ciations, partnerships, or any of them, then in ascertaining the invested capital of the trade or business no asset transferred or received from the prior trade or business shall be allowed a greater value than would have been allowed under this Title in computing the invested capital of such prior trade or business if such asset had not been so transferred or received, unless such asset was paid for specifically as such, in cash or tangible property, and then not to exceed the actual cash or actual cash value of the tangible property paid therefor at the time of such payment.
SEC. 209. That in the case of a trade or busi- 13. Business ness having no invested capital or not more than a capital nominal capital there shall be levied, assessed, collected and paid, in addition to the taxes under existing law and under this Act, in lieu of the tax Tax of 8% on imposed by section two hundred and one, a tax net income equivalent to eight per centum of the net income of Deduction such trade or business in excess of the following de- corporation, ductions: In the case of a domestic corporation Individuals, $3,000, and in the case of a domestic partnership resident or or a citizen or resident of the United States $6,000; in the case of all other trades or business, no deduc- corporations tion.
or nonresident aliens
SEC. 210. That if the Secretary of the Treas- where invested ury is unable in any case satisfactorily to determine capital cannot the invested capital, the amount of the deduction shall be the sum of (1) an amount equal to the same proportion of the net income of the trade or business received during the taxable year as the proportion which the average deduction (determined in the same manner as provided in section two hundred and three, without including the $3,000 or $6,000 therein referred to) for the same calendar year of representative corporations, partnerships, and individuals, engaged in a like or similar trade or business, bears to the total net income
14. Deduction and net income, proportion between to be determined by Commissioner
Returns by foreign partnerships or individuals
Extension of administrative laws to this act
of the trade or business received by such corporations, partnerships, and individuals, plus (2) in the case of a domestic corporation $3,000, and in the case of a domestic partnership or a citizen or resident of the United States $6,000.
For the purpose of this section the proportion between the deduction and the net income in each trade or business shall be determined by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in accordance with regulations prescribed by him, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury. In the case of a corporation or partnership which has fixed its own fiscal year, the proportion determined for the calendar year ending during such fiscal year shall be used.
SEC. 211. That every foreign partnership having a net income of $3,000 or more for the taxable year, and every domestic partnership having a net income of $6,000 or more for the taxable year, shall render a correct return of the income of the trade or business for the taxable year, setting forth specifically the gross income for such year, and the deductions allowed in this title. Such returns shall be rendered at the same time and in the same manner as is prescribed for incometax returns under Title I of such Act of September eighth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, as amended by this Act.
SEC. 212. That all administrative, special, and general provisions of law, including the laws in relation to the assessment, remission, collection, and refund of internal-revenue taxes not heretofore specifically repealed, and not inconsistent with the provisions of this title are hereby extended and made applicable to all the provisions of this title and to the tax herein imposed, and all provisions of Title I of such Act of September eighth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, as amended by this
Act, relating to returns and payment of the tax therein imposed, including penalties, are hereby made applicable to the tax imposed by this Title.
to make necessary
SEC. 213. That the Commissioner of Internal 18. Commissioner Revenue, with the approval of the Secretary of the regulations Treasury, shall make all necessary regulations for carrying out the provisions of this title, and may require any corporation, partnership, or individual, subject to the provisions of this title, to furnish him with such facts, data, and information as in his judgment are necessary to collect the tax imposed by this title.
19. Repeal of Ex
That Title II (sections two hun- cess Profits Tax of dred to two hundred and seven, inclusive) of March 3, 1917 the Act entitled "An Act to provide increased revenue to defray the expenses of the increased appropriations for the Army and Navy, and the extensions of fortifications, and for other purposes," approved March third, nineteen hundred and seventeen, is hereby repealed.
Any amount heretofore or hereafter paid on account of the tax imposed by such Title II, shall be credited toward the payment of the tax imposed by this title, and if the amount so paid exceeds the amount of such tax the excess shall be refunded as a tax erroneously or illegally collected.
Taxes paid under
law of March 3, 1917, ward war excess
to be credited to
Subdivision (1) of section three hundred 20. Munitions, and one of such Act of September eighth, nineteen lowered to 10% hundred and sixteen, is hereby amended so that the rate of tax for the taxable year nineteen hundred and seventeen shall be ten per centum instead of twelve and one-half per centum, as therein provided.
Subdivision (2) of such section is hereby amended to read as follows:
Munitions manufacturers' tax not effec
"(2) This section shall cease to be of effect tive after Jan. 1,
War Tax on
1. Distilled spirits
Perfumes containing distilled spirits, tax on
Prohibitions of imports of distilled spirits
on and after January first, nineteen hundred and eighteen."
TITLE III.-WAR TAX ON BEVERAGES.
SEC. 300. That on and after the passage of this Act there shall be levied and collected on all distilled spirits in bond at that time or that have been or that may be then or thereafter produced in or imported into the United States, except such distilled spirits as are subject to the tax provided in section three hundred and three, in addition to the tax now imposed by law, a tax of $1.10 (or, if withdrawn for beverage purposes or for use in the manufacture or production of any article used or intended for use as a beverage, a tax of $2.10) on each proof gallon, or wine gallon when below proof, and a proportionate tax at a like rate on all fractional parts of such proof or wine gallon, to be paid by the distiller or importer when withdrawn, and collected under the provisions of existing law.
That in addition to the tax under existing law there shall be levied and collected upon all perfumes hereafter imported into the United States containing distilled spirits, a tax of $1.10 per wine gallon, and a proportionate tax at a like rate on all fractional parts of such wine gallon. Such tax shall be collected by the collector of customs and deposited as internal-revenue collections, under such rules and regulations as the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, may prescribe.
SEC. 301. That no distilled spirits produced after the passage of this Act shall be imported into the United States from any foreign country, or from the West Indian Islands recently acquired from Denmark (unless produced from products the growth of such islands, and not then into any State or Territory or District of the United States
in which the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor is prohibited), or from Porto Rico, or the Philippine Islands. Under such rules, regulations, and bonds as the Secretary of the Treasury may Prohibition does prescribe, the provisions of this section shall not not apply to apply to distilled spirits imported for other than than beverage (1) beverage purposes or (2) use in the manufacture or production of any article used or intended for use as a beverage.
spirits for other
SEC. 302. That at registered distilleries pro- Tants to ducing alcohol, or other high-proof spirits, pack- warehouse ages may be filled with such spirits reduced to not less than one hundred proof from the receiving cisterns and tax paid without being entered into bonded warehouse. Such spirits may be also transferred from the receiving cisterns at such distilleries, and by means of pipe lines, direct to storage tanks in the bonded warehouse and may be warehoused in such storage tanks. Such spirits may be also transferred in tanks or tank cars to general bonded warehouses for storage therein, either in storage tanks in such warehouses or in the tanks in which they were transferred. Such spirits may also be transferred after tax payment from receiving cisterns or warehouse storage tanks to tanks or tank cars and may be transported in such tanks or tank cars to the premises of rectifiers of spirits. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, is hereby empowered to prescribe all necessary regulations relating to the drawing off, transferring, gauging, storing and transporting of such spirits; the records to be kept and returns to be made; the size and kind of packages and tanks to be used; the marking, branding, numbering and stamping of such packages and tanks; the kinds of stamps, if any, to be used; and the time and manner of paying the tax; the kind of bond and the penal sum of same. The tax prescribed by law must be paid before such