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Act of 1921.

Act of 1918.

TITLE XIV.-GENERAL PROVISIONS.

REPEALS.

SEC. 1400. (a) That the following parts of the Revenue Act of 1918 are repealed, to take effect (except as otherwise provided in this Act) on January 1, 1922, subject to the limitations provided in subdivision (b):

Title II (called "Income Tax") as of January 1, 1921;

Title III (called "War-Profits and Excess-Profits Tax") as of January 1, 1921;

Title IV (called "Estate Tax") on the passage of this Act;

Title V (called "Tax on Transportation and Other Facilities, and on Insurance"); Sections 628, 629, and 630 of Title VI (being the taxes on soft drinks, ice cream, and similar articles);

Title VII (called "Tax on Cigars, Tobacco and Manufactures Thereof"); Title VIII (called "Tax on Admissions and Dues");

Title IX (called "Excise Taxes"); Title X (called "Special Taxes"); Title XI (called "Stamp Taxes"); Title XII (called "Tax on Employment of Child Labor") as of January 1, 1921; and

Sections 1314, 1315, 1316, 1317, 1319, and 1320 of Title XIII (being certain administrative provisions) on the passage of this Act.

(b) The parts of the Revenue Act of 1918 which are repealed by this Act shall (unless otherwise specifically provided in this Act) remain in force for the assessment and collection of all taxes which have accrued under the Revenue Act of 1918 at the time such parts cease to be in

TITLE XIV. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

SEC. 1400. (a) That the following parts of Acts are hereby repealed, subject to the limitations provided in subdivision (b):

(1) The following titles of the Revenue Act of 1916:

Title I (called "Income Tax"); Title II (called "Estate Tax"); Title III (called "Munitions Manufacturers' Tax"), as amended;

Title IV (called "Miscellaneous Taxes").

(2) The following parts of 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 3, 1917:

Title III (called "Estate Tax"); Section 402 (called "Returns of Dividends").

(3) The following titles of the Revenue Act of 1917:

Title I (called "War Income Tax"); Title II (called "War Excess-Profits Tax");

Title III (called "War Tax on Beverages");

Title IV (called "War Tax on Cigars, Tobacco, and Manufactures Thereof ");

Title V (called "War Tax on Facilities Furnished by Public Utilities, and Insurance");

Title VI (called "War Excise Taxes"); Title VII (called "War Tax on Admissions and Dues");

Title VIII (called "War Stamp Taxes");

Title IX (called "War Estate Tax"); Title X (called "Administrative Provisions");

Title XII (called "Income-Tax Amendments").

(b) Such parts of Acts shall remain in force for the assessment and collection of all taxes which have accrued thereunder, and for the imposition and collection of all penalties or forfeitures which have accrued and may accrue in relation to any such taxes, and except that the un

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effect, and for the imposition and collection of all penalties or forfeitures which have accrued or may accrue in relation to any such taxes. In the case of any tax imposed by any part of the Revenue Act of 1918 repealed by this Act, if there is a tax imposed by this Act in lieu thereof, the provision imposing such tax shall remain in force until the corresponding tax under this Act takes effect under the provisions of this Act. The unexpended balance of any appropriation heretofore made and now available for the administration of any such part of the Revenue Act of 1918 shall be available for the administration of this Act or the corresponding provision thereof.

expended balance of any appropriation heretofore made and now available for the administration of any such part of an Act shall be available for the administration of this Act or the corresponding provision thereof: Provided, That, except as otherwise provided in this Act, no taxes shall be collected under Title I of the Revenue Act of 1916 as amended by the Revenue Act of 1917, or Title I or II of the Revenue Act of 1917, in respect to any period after December 31, 1917: Provided further, That the assessment and collection of all estate taxes, and the imposition and collection of all penalties or forfeitures, which have accrued under Title II of the Revenue Act of 1916 as amended by 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 3, 1917, or Title IX of the Revenue Act of 1917, shall be according to the provisions of Title IV of this Act. In the case of any tax imposed by any part of an Act herein repealed, if there is a tax imposed by this Act in lieu thereof, the provision imposing such tax shall remain in force until the corresponding tax under this Act takes effect under the provisions of this Act.

Title I of the Revenue Act of 1916 as amended by the Revenue Act of 1917 shall remain in force for the assessment and collection of the income tax in Porto Rico and the Philippine Islands, except as may be otherwise provided by their respective legislatures.

INCREASE IN NOTE AUTHORIZATION.

SEC. 1401. That subdivision (a) of section 18 of the Second Liberty Bond Act, as amended, is amended by striking out the words and figures "for the purposes of this Act, and to meet public expenditures authorized by law, not exceeding in the aggregate $7,000,000,000", and inserting in lieu thereof the words and figures for the purposes of this Act, to provide for the purchase or redemption of any notes issued hereunder, and to meet public expenditures authorized by law, not exceeding in the aggregate $7,500,000,000 at any one time outstanding".

SEC. 1401. That section 1100 of the Revenue Act of 1917 is hereby repealed, to take effect on July 1, 1919, and thereafter the rate of postage on all mail matter of the first class shall be the same as the rate in force on October 2, 1917: Provided, That letters written and mailed by soldiers, sailors, and marines assigned to

Act of 1921.

Act of 1918.

INCREASE IN TREASURY SAVINGS CERTIFICATE LIMIT.

SEC. 1402. That section 6 of the Second Liberty Bond Act, as amended, is amended by striking out in the next to the last sentence thereof the figures "$1,000" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$5,000".

SAVING CLAUSE IN EVENT OF UNCONSTITUTIONALITY.

SEC. 1403. That if any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid, the remainder of the Act, and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.

duty in a foreign country engaged in the present war may be mailed free of postage, subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Postmaster General.

Section 1107 of such Act is hereby repealed, to take effect July 11, 1919.

SEC. 1402. That if any clause, sentence, paragraph, or part of this Act shall for any reason be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder of this Act, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment has been rendered.

SEC. 1403. That the Revenue Act of 1916 is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof a section to read as follows:

"SEC. 903. That this Act may be cited as the Revenue Act of 1916.'

SEC. 1404. That the Revenue Act of 1917 is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof a section to read as follows:

"SEC. 1303. That this Act may be cited as the 'Revenue Act of 1917.'

SEC. 1406. That all persons serving in the military or naval forces of the United States during the present war who have, since April 6, 1917, resigned or been discharged under honorable conditions) or, in the case of reservists, been placed on inactive duty), or who at any time hereafter (but not later than the termination of the current enlistment or term of service) in the case of the enlisted personnel and female nurses, or within one year after the termination of the present war in the case of officers, may resign or be discharged under honorable conditions (or, in the case of reservists, be placed on inactive duty), shall be paid, in addition to all other amounts due them in pursuance of law, $60 each.

This amount shall not be paid (1) to any person who though appointed or inducted into the military or naval forces on or prior to November 11, 1918, had not re

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ported for duty at his station on or prior to
such date; or (2) to any person who has
already received one month's
pay under
the provisions of section 9 of the Act
entitled "An Act to authorize the Presi-
dent to increase temporarily the military
establishment of the United States," ap-
proved May 18, 1917; or (3) to any person
who is entitled to retired pay; or (4) to the
heirs or legal representatives of any person
entitled to any payment under this sec-
tion who has died or may die before re-
ceiving such payment. In the case of
any person who subsequent to separation
from the service as above specified has
been appointed or inducted into the mili-
tary or naval forces of the United States
and has been or is again separated from
the service as above specified, only one
payment of $60 shall be made.

The above amount, in the case of separation from the service on or prior to the passage of this Act, shall be paid as soon as practicable after the passage of this Act, and in the case of separation from the service after the passage of this Act shall be paid at the time of such separation.

The amounts herein provided for shall be paid out of the appropriations for "pay of the Army" and "pay of the Navy," respectively, by such disbursing officers as may be designated by the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy.

The Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy respectively shall make all regulations necessary for the enforcement of the provisions of this section.

SEC. 1407. That the provisions of section 5 of the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, and for other purposes," approved March 3, 1917, relating to intoxicating liquors in interstate commerce, as amended by section 1110 of an Act entitled "An Act to provide revenue to defray war expenses, and for other purposes," approved October 3, 1917, be, and the same are hereby, made applicable to the District of Columbia.

SEC. 1408. That every person who on or after April 6, 1917, has entered into any contract, undertaking, or agreement, with the United States, or with any department, bureau, officer, commission, board, or agency under the United States or acting in its behalf, or with any other person having contract relations with the United States, for the performance of any work or the supplying of any materials or property for the use of or for the account of the United States, shall, within thirty

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days after a request of the Commissioner therefor, file with the Commissioner a true and correct copy of every such contract, undertaking, or agreement.

Whoever fails to comply with such request of the Commissioner shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

The Commissioner shall (when not violative of the technical military or naval secrets of the Government) have access to all information and data relating to any such contract, undertaking, or agreement, in the possession, control or custody of any department, bureau, board, agency, officer or commission of the United States, and may call upon any such department, bureau, board, agency, officer or commission for a full statement and description of any allowance for amortization, obsolescence, depreciation or loss, or of any valuation, appraisal, adjustment or final settlement, made in pursuance of any such contract, undertaking, or agreement.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF ACT.

SEC. 1404. That except as otherwise provided, this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, November 23, 1921, at 3.55 p. m.

SEC. 1409. That unless otherwise herein

specially provided, this Act shall take effect on the day following its passage.

Approved, 6:55 P. M. February 24.

1919.

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