[USC02] 26 USC Subtitle E, CHAPTER 51, Subchapter D: Industrial Use of Distilled Spirits
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26 USC Subtitle E, CHAPTER 51, Subchapter D: Industrial Use of Distilled Spirits
From Title 26—INTERNAL REVENUE CODESubtitle E—Alcohol, Tobacco, and Certain Other Excise TaxesCHAPTER 51—DISTILLED SPIRITS, WINES, AND BEER

Subchapter D—Industrial Use of Distilled Spirits

Sec.
5271.
Permits.
5272.
Bonds.
5273.
Sale, use, and recovery of denatured distilled spirits.
5274.
Applicability of other laws.
5275.
Records and reports.
5276.
Occupational tax.1

        

Prior Provisions

A prior subchapter D, Rectifying Plants, consisted of part I, Establishment, and part II, Operation, and comprised sections 5271 to 5275 and 5281 to 5285, respectively, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859, title II, §201, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1313.

Amendments

1987Pub. L. 100–203, title X, §10512(e)(2), Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1330–449, added item 5276.

1 Section repealed by Pub. L. 109–59 without corresponding amendment of subchapter analysis.

§5271. Permits

(a) Requirements

No person shall—

(1) procure or use distilled spirits free of tax under the provisions of section 5214(a)(2) or (3); or

(2) procure, deal in, or use specially denatured distilled spirits; or

(3) recover specially or completely denatured distilled spirits, until he has filed an application with and received a permit to do so from the Secretary.

(b) Form of application and permit

(1) The application required by subsection (a) shall be in such form, shall be submitted at such times, and shall contain such information, as the Secretary shall by regulations prescribe.

(2) Permits under this section shall, under such regulations as the Secretary shall prescribe, designate and limit the acts which are permitted, and the place where and time when such acts may be performed. Such permits shall be issued in such form and under such conditions as the Secretary may by regulations prescribe.

(c) Disapproval of application

Any application submitted under this section may be disapproved and the permit denied if the Secretary, after notice and opportunity for hearing, finds that—

(1) in case of an application to withdraw and use distilled spirits free of tax, the applicant is not authorized by law or regulations issued pursuant thereto to withdraw or use such distilled spirits; or

(2) the applicant (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

(3) the applicant has failed to disclose any material information required, or made any false statement as to any material fact, in connection with his application; or

(4) the premises on which it is proposed to conduct the business are not adequate to protect the revenue.

(d) Changes after issuance of permit

With respect to any change relating to the information contained in the application for a permit issued under this section, the Secretary may by regulations require the filing of written notice of such change and, where the change affects the terms of the permit, require the filing of an amended application.

(e) Suspension or revocation

If, after notice and hearing, the Secretary finds that any person holding a permit issued under this section—

(1) has not in good faith complied with the provisions of this chapter or regulations issued thereunder; or

(2) has violated the conditions of such permit; or

(3) has made any false statement as to any material fact in his application therefor; or

(4) has failed to disclose any material information required to be furnished; or

(5) has violated or conspired to violate any law of the United States relating to intoxicating liquor, or has been convicted of any offense under this title punishable as a felony or of any conspiracy to commit such offense; or

(6) is, in the case of any person who has a permit under subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2), by reason of his operations, no longer warranted in procuring or using the distilled spirits or specially denatured distilled spirits authorized by his permit; or

(7) has, in the case of any person who has a permit under subsection (a)(2), manufactured articles which do not correspond to the descriptions and limitations prescribed by law and regulations; or

(8) has not engaged in any of the operations authorized by the permit for a period of more than 2 years;


such permit may, in whole or in part, be revoked or be suspended for such period as the Secretary deems proper.

(f) Duration of permits

Permits issued under this section, unless terminated by the terms of the permit, shall continue in effect until suspended or revoked as provided in this section, or until voluntarily surrendered.

(g) Posting of permits

Permits issued under this section, to use distilled spirits free of tax, to deal in, or use specially denatured distilled spirits, or to recover specially or completely denatured distilled spirits, shall be kept posted available for inspection on the premises covered by the permit.

(h) Regulations

The Secretary shall prescribe all necessary regulations relating to issuance, denial, suspension, or revocation, of permits under this section, and for the disposition of distilled spirits (including specially denatured distilled spirits) procured under permit pursuant to this section which remain unused when such permit is no longer in effect.

(Added Pub. L. 85–859, title II, §201, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1370; amended Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1906(b)(13)(A), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834.)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 5271, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 650, related to "notice of business of rectifier", prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859. See sections 5171(a), (c), 5172, and 5178(a)(1)(A), (4)(B)–(D) of this title.

Provisions similar to those comprising subsecs. (a) to (f) and (h) of this section were contained in prior section 5304(a)(1) to (4), (b), (c), act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 655, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.

Amendments

1976—Subsecs. (a) to (e), (h). Pub. L. 94–455 struck out "or his delegate" after "Secretary" wherever appearing.

Effective Date

Section effective July 1, 1959, see section 210(a)(1) of Pub. L. 85–859, set out as a note under section 5001 of this title.

§5272. Bonds

(a) Requirements

Before any permit required by section 5271(a) is granted, the Secretary may require a bond, in such form and amount as he may prescribe, to insure compliance with the terms of the permit and the provisions of this chapter.

(b) Exceptions

No bond shall be required in the case of permits issued to the United States or any governmental agency thereof, or to the several States or any political subdivision thereof, or to the District of Columbia.

(Added Pub. L. 85–859, title II, §201, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1372; amended Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §§1905(c)(3), 1906(b)(13)(A), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1823, 1834.)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 5272, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 650, related to requirement and approval of bond as condition to commencing business of rectifier of spirits, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859. See section 5173(a), (d) of this title.

Provisions similar to those comprising this section were contained in prior sections 5304(a)(5) and 5310(d), act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 655, 658, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.

Amendments

1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–455, §1906(b)(13)(A), struck out "or his delegate" after "Secretary".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–455, §1905(c)(3), struck out "and Territories" after "several States".

Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by section 1905(c)(3) of Pub. L. 94–455 effective on first day of first month which begins more than 90 days after Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1905(d) of Pub. L. 94–455, set out as a note under section 5005 of this title.

§5273. Sale, use, and recovery of denatured distilled spirits

(a) Use of specially denatured distilled spirits

Any person using specially denatured distilled spirits in the manufacture of articles shall file such formulas and statements of process, submit such samples, and comply with such other requirements, as the Secretary shall by regulations prescribe, and no person shall use specially denatured distilled spirits in the manufacture or production of any article until approval of the article, formula, and process has been obtained from the Secretary.

(b) Internal medicinal preparations and flavoring extracts

(1) Manufacture

No person shall use denatured distilled spirits in the manufacture of medicinal preparations or flavoring extracts for internal human use where any of the spirits remains in the finished product.

(2) Sale

No person shall sell or offer for sale for internal human use any medicinal preparations or flavoring extracts manufactured from denatured distilled spirits where any of the spirits remains in the finished product.

(c) Recovery of spirits for reuse in manufacturing

Manufacturers employing processes in which denatured distilled spirits withdrawn under section 5214(a)(1) are expressed, evaporated, or otherwise removed, from the articles manufactured shall be permitted to recover such distilled spirits and to have such distilled spirits restored to a condition suitable solely for reuse in manufacturing processes under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe.

(d) Prohibited withdrawal or sale

No person shall withdraw or sell denatured distilled spirits, or sell any article containing denatured distilled spirits for beverage purposes.

(e) Cross references

(1) For penalty and forfeiture for unlawful use or concealment of denatured distilled spirits, see section 5607.

(2) For applicability of all provisions of law relating to distilled spirits that are not denatured, including those requiring payment of tax, to denatured distilled spirits or articles produced, withdrawn, sold, transported, or used in violation of law or regulations, see section 5001(a)(5).

(3) For definition of "articles", see section 5002(a)(14).

(Added Pub. L. 85–859, title II, §201, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1372; amended Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1906(b)(13)(A), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834; Pub. L. 96–39, title VIII, §807(a)(39), July 26, 1979, 93 Stat. 286; Pub. L. 115–141, div. U, title IV, §401(a)(244), Mar. 23, 2018, 132 Stat. 1195.)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 5273, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 650, related to premises of rectifier, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859. See section 5178(a)(1)(A), (4)(B), (D) and (c)(1) of this title.

Provisions similar to those comprising this section were contained in prior sections of act Aug. 16, 1954, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859, as follows:

 
Present subsecs.:Prior sections
(a) 5331(a), (b).
(b) 5303, 5305, 5310(a), 5331(a)(1), (2), (b), 5647.
(c) 5332.
(d) 5303, 5305, 5310(a), 5331(a), 5647.
(e)(1), (2) 5334.

The prior sections, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, are set out in 68A Stat. 655, 657, 658, 661, 662, 693.

Amendments

2018—Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 115–141 substituted "section 5001(a)(5)" for "section 5001(a)(6)".

1979—Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 96–39 substituted "section 5002(a)(14)" for "section 5002(a)(11)".

1976—Subsecs. (a), (c). Pub. L. 94–455 struck out "or his delegate" after "Secretary" wherever appearing.

Effective Date of 1979 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–39 effective Jan. 1, 1980, see section 810 of Pub. L. 96–39, set out as a note under section 5001 of this title.

§5274. Applicability of other laws

The provisions, including penalties, of sections 9, and 10 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C., secs. 49, 50), as now or hereafter amended, shall apply to the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the Secretary under this subtitle, and to any person (whether or not a corporation) subject to the provisions of this subtitle.

(Added Pub. L. 85–859, title II, §201, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1372; amended Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1906(b)(13)(A), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834.)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 5274, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 651, related to sign required on rectifying premises, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859. See section 5180 of this title.

Provisions similar to those comprising this section were contained in prior section 5317(b), act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 660, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.

Amendments

1976Pub. L. 94–455 struck out "or his delegate" after "Secretary".

§5275. Records and reports

Every person procuring or using distilled spirits withdrawn under section 5214(a)(2) or (3), or procuring, dealing in, or using specially denatured distilled spirits, or recovering specially denatured or completely denatured distilled spirits, shall keep such records and file such reports of the receipt and use of distilled spirits withdrawn free of tax, of the receipt, disposition, use, and recovery of denatured distilled spirits, the manufacture and disposition of articles, and such other information as the Secretary may be regulations require. The Secretary may require any person reprocessing, bottling or repackaging articles, or dealing in completely denatured distilled spirits or articles, to keep such records, submit such reports, and comply with such other requirements as he may by regulations prescribe. Records required to be kept under this section and a copy of all reports required to be filed shall be preserved as regulations shall prescribe and shall be kept available for inspection by any internal revenue officer during business hours. Such officer may also inspect and take samples of distilled spirits, denatured distilled spirits, or articles (including any substances for use in the manufacture thereof), to which such records or reports relate.

(Added Pub. L. 85–859, title II, §201, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1373; amended Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1906(b)(13)(A), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834.)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 5275, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 651, related to cross references, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859. See sections 5179(2) and 5181 of this title.

Provisions similar to those comprising this section were contained in prior sections 5305, 5313(b), and 5331(a)(3), act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 657, 659, 662, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.

Amendments

1976Pub. L. 94–455 struck out "or his delegate" after "Secretary" wherever appearing.

[§5276. Repealed. Pub. L. 109–59, title XI, §11125(a)(3), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1953]

Section, added Pub. L. 100–203, title X, §10512(e)(1), Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1330–448; amended Pub. L. 100–647, title II, §2004(t)(1), title VI, §6105(a), (b), Nov. 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 3609, 3711; Pub. L. 101–239, title VII, §7816(o), Dec. 19, 1989, 103 Stat. 2422, related to occupational tax on permit holders.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 5281, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 651, related to regulation of business rectifier, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.

A prior section 5282, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 651, related to rectification of spirits, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.

A prior section 5283, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 652, related to examination of rectifying premises, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.

A prior section 5284, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 652, related to prohibited hours for removal of distilled spirits, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.

A prior section 5285, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 652, related to records and returns, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal effective July 1, 2008, but inapplicable to taxes imposed for periods before such date, see section 11125(c) of Pub. L. 109–59, set out as an Effective Date of 2005 Amendment note under section 5002 of this title.