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26 USC Subtitle F, CHAPTER 75, Subchapter B: Other Offenses
From Title 26—INTERNAL REVENUE CODESubtitle F—Procedure and AdministrationCHAPTER 75—CRIMES, OTHER OFFENSES, AND FORFEITURES

Subchapter B—Other Offenses

Sec.
7261.
Representation that retailers' excise tax is excluded from price of article.
7262.
Violation of occupational tax laws relating to wagering—failure to pay special tax.
[7263 to 7267. Repealed.]
7268.
Possession with intent to sell in fraud of law or to evade tax.
7269.
Failure to produce records.
7270.
Insurance policies.
7271.
Penalties for offenses relating to stamps.
7272.
Penalty for failure to register or reregister.
7273.
Penalties for offenses relating to special taxes.
[7274.
Repealed.]
7275.
Penalty for offenses relating to certain airline tickets and advertising.

        

Amendments

2005Pub. L. 109–59, title XI, §11164(b)(4), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1976, inserted "or reregister" after "register" in item 7272.

1976Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §§1904(b)(7)(C)(ii), (8)(E)(ii), (9)(C)(ii), 1952(n)(3)(B), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1815, 1816, 1846, struck out items 7263 "Penalties relating to cotton futures", 7264 "Offenses relating to renovated or adulterated butter", 7265 "Other offenses relating to oleomargarine or adulterated butter operations", 7267 "Offenses relating to white phosphorus matches", and 7274 "Penalty for offenses relating to white phosphorus matches".

1974Pub. L. 93–490, §3(b)(4), Oct. 26, 1974, 88 Stat. 1467, struck out item 7266 "Offenses relating to filled cheese".

1970Pub. L. 91–258, title II, §203(c)(2), May 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 239, added item 7275.

1965Pub. L. 89–44, title VI, §601(i), June 21, 1965, 79 Stat. 155, struck out item 7275 "Failure to print correct price on tickets".

§7261. Representation that retailers' excise tax is excluded from price of article

Whoever, in connection with the sale or lease, or offer for sale or lease, of any article taxable under chapter 31, makes any statement, written or oral, in advertisement or otherwise, intended or calculated to lead any person to believe that the price of the article does not include the tax imposed by chapter 31, shall on conviction thereof be fined not more than $1,000.

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 862.)

§7262. Violation of occupational tax laws relating to wagering—failure to pay special tax

Any person who does any act which makes him liable for special tax under subchapter B of chapter 35 without having paid such tax, shall, besides being liable to the payment of the tax, be fined not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000.

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 862.)

[§7263. Repealed. Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1952(n)(3)(A), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1846]

Section, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 862, provided penalties for violations related to cotton futures.

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal effective on 90th day after Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1952(o) of Pub. L. 94–455, set out as an Effective Date note under section 15b of Title 7, Agriculture.

[§7264. Repealed. Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1904(b)(9)(C)(i), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1816]

Section, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 863, provided the penalty for offenses relating to renovated or adulterated butter.

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal effective on first day of first month which begins more than 90 days after Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1904(d) of Pub. L. 94–455, set out as an Effective Date of 1976 Amendment note under section 4041 of this title.

[§7265. Repealed. Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1904(b)(7)(C)(i), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1815]

Section, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 863, provided penalties for offenses relating to oleomargarine or adulterated butter operations.

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal effective on first day of first month which begins more than 90 days after Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1904(d) of Pub. L. 94–455, set out as an Effective Date of 1976 Amendment note under section 4041 of this title.

[§7266. Repealed. Pub. L. 93–490, §3(b)(3), Oct. 26, 1974, 88 Stat. 1467]

Section, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 863, set out offenses and penalties relating to filled cheese.

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal applicable to filled cheese manufactured, imported, or sold after Oct. 26, 1974, see section 3(c) of Pub. L. 93–490, set out as a note under sections 4831 to 4834 of this title.

[§7267. Repealed. Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1904(b)(8)(E)(i), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1816]

Section, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 864, provided penalties for offenses relating to white phosphorus matches.

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal effective on first day of first month which begins more than 90 days after Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1904(d) of Pub. L. 94–455, set out as an Effective Date of 1976 Amendment note under section 4041 of this title.

§7268. Possession with intent to sell in fraud of law or to evade tax

Every person who shall have in his custody or possession any goods, wares, merchandise, articles, or objects on which taxes are imposed by law, for the purpose of selling the same in fraud of the internal revenue laws, or with design to avoid payment of the taxes imposed thereon, shall be liable to a penalty of $500 or not less than double the amount of taxes fraudulently attempted to be evaded.

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 865.)

§7269. Failure to produce records

Whoever fails to comply with any duty imposed upon him by section 6018, 6036 (in the case of an executor), or 6075(a), or, having in his possession or control any record, file, or paper, containing or supposed to contain any information concerning the estate of the decedent, or, having in his possession or control any property comprised in the gross estate of the decedent, fails to exhibit the same upon request to the Secretary who desires to examine the same in the performance of his duties under chapter 11 (relating to estate taxes), shall be liable to a penalty of not exceeding $500, to be recovered, with costs of suit, in a civil action in the name of the United States.

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 865; Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1906(b)(13)(A), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834.)

Amendments

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

§7270. Insurance policies

Any person who fails to comply with the requirements of section 4374 (relating to liability for tax on policies issued by foreign insurers), with intent to evade the tax shall, in addition to other penalties provided therefor, pay a fine of double the amount of the tax.

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 865; Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1904(b)(5)(A), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1815.)

Amendments

1976Pub. L. 94–455 substituted "liability for tax on policies issued by foreign insurers" for "the affixing of stamps on insurance policies, etc.".

Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–455 effective on first day of first month which begins more than 90 days after Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1904(d) of Pub. L. 94–455, set out as a note under section 4041 of this title.

§7271. Penalties for offenses relating to stamps

Any person who with respect to any tax payable by stamps—

(1) Failure to attach or cancel stamps, etc.

Fails to comply with rules or regulations prescribed pursuant to section 6804 (relating to attachment, cancellation, etc., of stamps), unless such failure is shown to be due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect; or

(2) Instruments

Makes, signs, issues, or accepts, or causes to be made, signed, issued, or accepted, any instrument, document, or paper of any kind or description whatsoever without the full amount of tax thereon being duly paid; or

(3) Disposal and receipt of stamped packages

In the case of any container which is stamped, branded, or marked (whether or not under authority of law) in such manner as to show that the provisions of the internal revenue laws with respect to the contents or intended contents thereof have been complied with, and which is empty or contains any contents other than contents therein when the container was lawfully stamped, branded, or marked—

(A) Transfers or receives (whether by sale, gift, or otherwise) such container knowing it to be empty or to contain such other contents; or

(B) Stamps, brands, or marks such container, or otherwise produces such a stamped, branded, or marked container, knowing it to be empty or to contain such other contents;


shall be liable for each such offense to a penalty of $50.

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 865; Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1906(a)(41), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1830.)

Amendments

1976—Pars. (2) to (4). Pub. L. 94–455 redesignated pars. (3) and (4) as (2) and (3), respectively. Former par. (2), which related to persons who manufactured or imported and sold, or offered for sale, or caused to be manufactured or imported and sold, or offered for sale, any playing card, package, or other article without the full amount of tax being paid, was struck out.

Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–455 effective on first day of first month which begins more than 90 days after Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1906(d)(1) of Pub. L. 94–455, set out as a note under section 6013 of this title.

§7272. Penalty for failure to register or reregister

(a) In general

Any person (other than persons required to register under subtitle E, or persons engaging in a trade or business on which a special tax is imposed by such subtitle) who fails to register with the Secretary as required by this title or by regulations issued thereunder shall be liable to a penalty of $50 ($10,000 in the case of a failure to register or reregister under section 4101).

(b) Cross references

For provisions relating to persons required by this title to register, see sections 4101, 4412, and 7011.

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 866; Pub. L. 85–475, §4(b)(8), June 30, 1958, 72 Stat. 260; Pub. L. 85–859, title II, §204(6), (7), Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1429; Pub. L. 89–44, title VI, §601(h), June 21, 1965, 79 Stat. 155; Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §§1904(b)(8)(F), 1906(a)(42), (b)(13)(A), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1816, 1830, 1834; Pub. L. 108–357, title VIII, §863(a), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1619; Pub. L. 109–59, title XI, §11164(b)(3), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1975.)

Amendments

2005Pub. L. 109–59, §11164(b)(3)(B), inserted "or reregister" after "register" in section catchline.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–59, §11164(b)(3)(A), inserted "or reregister" after "failure to register".

2004—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–357 inserted "($10,000 in the case of a failure to register under section 4101)" after "$50".

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

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–455, §§1904(b)(8)(F), 1906(a)(42), struck out "4722, 4753, 4804(d)," after "4412,".

1965—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 89–44 struck out "4455," after "4412,".

1958—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 85–859, §204(6), excluded persons required to register under subtitle E and persons engaging in a trade or business on which a special tax is imposed by such subtitle.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 85–859, §204(7), struck out references to sections 5802 and 5841 of this title.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 85–475 struck out reference to section 4273.

Effective Date of 2005 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 109–59 applicable to actions, or failures to act, after Aug. 10, 2005, see section 11164(c) of Pub. L. 109–59, set out as a note under section 4101 of this title.

Effective Date of 2004 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–357 applicable to penalties imposed after Dec. 31, 2004, see section 863(e) of Pub. L. 108–357, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6719 of this title.

Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by section 1904(b)(8)(F) of Pub. L. 94–455 effective on first day of first month which begins more than 90 days after Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1904(d) of Pub. L. 94–455, set out as a note under section 4041 of this title.

Amendment by section 1906(a)(42), (b)(13)(A) of Pub. L. 94–455 effective on first day of first month which begins more than 90 days after Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1906(d)(1) of Pub. L. 94–455, set out as a note under section 6013 of this title.

Effective Date of 1965 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 89–44 to take effect in a manner consistent with effective date of change of tax provision to which related, see section 701(e) of Pub. L. 89–44, set out as a note under section 6103 of this title.

Effective Date of 1958 Amendments

Amendment by Pub. L. 85–859 effective Sept. 3, 1958, see section 210(a)(1) of Pub. L. 85–859, set out as an Effective Date note under section 5001 of this title.

For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 85–475, see section 4(c) of Pub. L. 85–475, set out as a note under section 6415 of this title.

§7273. Penalties for offenses relating to special taxes

Any person who shall fail to place and keep stamps denoting the payment of the special tax as provided in section 6806 shall be liable to a penalty (not less than $10) equal to the special tax for which his business rendered him liable, unless such failure is shown to be due to reasonable cause. If such failure to comply with section 6806 is through willful neglect or refusal, then the penalty shall be double the amount above prescribed.

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 866; Pub. L. 90–618, title II, §205, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1235.)

Amendments

1968Pub. L. 90–618 redesignated former subsec. (a) as existing provisions, struck out heading "General rule", all references to subsecs. (a) or (b) of section 6806 of this title, provision that nothing in this subsec. affects the liability of any person doing any act, etc., upon which a special tax is imposed for such special tax, and struck out subsec. (b) setting forth penalties for the failure to comply with the provisions of section 6806(c) of this title.

Effective Date of 1968 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 90–618 effective Oct. 22, 1968, see section 207 of Pub. L. 90–618, set out as an Effective Date note under section 5801 of this title.

[§7274. Repealed. Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1904(b)(8)(E)(i), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1816]

Section, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 866, provided penalties for offenses relating to white phosphorus matches.

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal effective on first day of first month which begins more than 90 days after Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1904(d) of Pub. L. 94–455, set out as an Effective Date of 1976 Amendment note under section 4041 of this title.

§7275. Penalty for offenses relating to certain airline tickets and advertising

(a) Tickets

In the case of transportation by air all of which is taxable transportation (as defined in section 4262), the ticket for such transportation shall show the total of—

(1) the amount paid for such transportation, and

(2) the taxes imposed by subsections (a) and (b) of section 4261.

(b) Advertising

In the case of transportation by air all of which is taxable transportation (as defined in section 4262) or would be taxable transportation if section 4262 did not include subsection (b) thereof, any advertising made by or on behalf of any person furnishing such transportation (or offering to arrange such transportation) which states the cost of such transportation shall—

(1) state such cost as the total of (A) the amount to be paid for such transportation, and (B) the taxes imposed by sections 4261(a), (b), and (c), and

(2) if any such advertising states separately the amount to be paid for such transportation or the amount of such taxes, state such total at least as prominently as the more prominently stated of the amount to be paid for such transportation or the amount of such taxes and shall describe such taxes substantially as: "user taxes to pay for airport construction and airway safety and operations".

(c) Non-tax charges

(1) In general

In the case of transportation by air for which disclosure on the ticket or advertising for such transportation of the amounts paid for passenger taxes is required by subsection (a)(2) or (b)(1)(B), if such amounts are separately disclosed, it shall be unlawful for the disclosure of such amounts to include any amounts not attributable to such taxes.

(2) Inclusion in transportation cost

Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the inclusion of amounts not attributable to the taxes imposed by subsection (a), (b), or (c) of section 4261 in the disclosure of the amount paid for transportation as required by subsection (a)(1) or (b)(1)(A), or in a separate disclosure of amounts not attributable to such taxes.

(d) Penalty

Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a), (b), or (c) is, for each violation, guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than $100.

(Added Pub. L. 91–258, title II, §203(c)(1), May 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 239; amended Pub. L. 91–680, §3, Jan. 12, 1971, 84 Stat. 2064; Pub. L. 97–248, title II, §281A(b)(1), Sept. 3, 1982, 96 Stat. 567; Pub. L. 112–95, title XI, §1104(a), Feb. 14, 2012, 126 Stat. 151; Pub. L. 115–141, div. U, title IV, §401(a)(323), Mar. 23, 2018, 132 Stat. 1199.)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 7275, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68 Stat. 866, related to cross references, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 89–44, title VI, §601(i), June 21, 1965, 79 Stat. 155.

Amendments

2018—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 115–141 substituted "taxes, state" for "taxes, shall state".

2012—Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 112–95 added subsec. (c), redesignated former subsec. (c) as (d), and, in subsec. (d), substituted "subsection (a), (b), or (c)" for "subsection (a) or (b)".

1982—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–248 redesignated former par. (1) as pars. (1) and (2) and struck out former par. (2) which provided that a ticket for transportation, if it showed amounts paid with respect to any segment of such transportation, had to comply with former par. (1) with respect to such segments as well as with respect to the sum of the segments.

1971—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 91–680, §3(a)(1), inserted "and" after "and (b),".

Subsec. (a)(2), (3). Pub. L. 91–680, §3(a)(2), (3), redesignated par. (3) as (2), and struck out reference to par. (2). Former par. (2), which prohibited airline tickets from separately stating the amount paid for the air transportation and the amount paid for taxes, was struck out.

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 91–680, §3(b), struck out "only" after "state such cost".

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 91–680, §3(b), substituted provisions authorizing advertising to separately state in the prescribed manner the amount paid for the air transportation and the amount paid for taxes, for provisions prohibiting advertising from separately stating the amount paid for the air transportation and the amount paid for taxes.

Effective Date of 2012 Amendment

Pub. L. 112–95, title XI, §1104(b), Feb. 14, 2012, 126 Stat. 151, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall apply to taxable transportation provided after March 31, 2012."

Effective Date of 1982 Amendment

Pub. L. 97–248, title II, §281A(b)(2), Sept. 3, 1982, 96 Stat. 568, as amended by Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title VII, §714(b), July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 961, provided that: "The amendment made by paragraph (1) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to transportation beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 3, 1982]."

Effective Date of 1971 Amendment

Pub. L. 91–680, §4, Jan. 12, 1971, 84 Stat. 2065, provided that: "The amendments made by the third section of this Act [amending this section] shall apply to transportation beginning after June 30, 1970."

Effective Date

Section applicable to transportation beginning after June 30, 1970, see section 211(b) of Pub. L. 91–258, set out as Effective Date of 1970 Amendment note under section 4041 of this title.