Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fair Tax Legislation to Nullify the IRS

The following piece of legislation was introduced to nullify the IRS.
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The Fair Tax

112TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION S. 13
To promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the
income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service,
and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the
States.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
JANUARY 25 (legislative day, JANUARY 5), 2011
Mr. CHAMBLISS (for himself, Mr. ISAKSON, Mr. MORAN, Mr. BURR, Mr.
COBURN, and Mr. DEMINT) introduced the following bill; which was read
twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
A BILL
To promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by
repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the
Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales
tax to be administered primarily by the States.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2
tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
4 (a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the
5 ‘‘Fair Tax Act of 2011’’.
6 (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents for
7 this Act is as follows:
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Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Congressional findings.
TITLE I—REPEAL OF THE INCOME TAX, PAYROLL TAXES, AND
ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES
Sec. 101. Income taxes repealed.
Sec. 102. Payroll taxes repealed.
Sec. 103. Estate and gift taxes repealed.
Sec. 104. Conforming amendments; effective date.
TITLE II—SALES TAX ENACTED
Sec. 201. Sales tax.
Sec. 202. Conforming and technical amendments.
TITLE III—OTHER MATTERS
Sec. 301. Phase-out of administration of repealed Federal taxes.
Sec. 302. Administration of other Federal taxes.
Sec. 303. Sales tax inclusive Social Security benefits indexation.
TITLE IV—SUNSET OF SALES TAX IF SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT
NOT REPEALED
Sec. 401. Elimination of sales tax if Sixteenth Amendment not repealed.
1 SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS.
2 (a) FINDINGS RELATING TO FEDERAL INCOME
3 TAX.—Congress finds the Federal income tax—
4 (1) retards economic growth and has reduced
5 the standard of living of the American public;
6 (2) impedes the international competitiveness of
7 United States industry;
8 (3) reduces savings and investment in the
9 United States by taxing income multiple times;
10 (4) slows the capital formation necessary for
11 real wages to steadily increase;
12 (5) lowers productivity;
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1 (6) imposes unacceptable and unnecessary ad2
ministrative and compliance costs on individual and
3 business taxpayers;
4 (7) is unfair and inequitable;
5 (8) unnecessarily intrudes upon the privacy and
6 civil rights of United States citizens;
7 (9) hides the true cost of government by embed8
ding taxes in the costs of everything Americans buy;
9 (10) is not being complied with at satisfactory
10 levels and therefore raises the tax burden on law
11 abiding citizens; and
12 (11) impedes upward social mobility.
13 (b) FINDINGS RELATING TO FEDERAL PAYROLL
14 TAXES.—Congress finds further that the Social Security
15 and Medicare payroll taxes and self-employment taxes—
16 (1) raise the cost of employment;
17 (2) destroy jobs and cause unemployment; and
18 (3) have a disproportionately adverse impact on
19 lower income Americans.
20 (c) FINDINGS RELATING TO FEDERAL ESTATE AND
21 GIFT TAXES.—Congress finds further that the Federal es22
tate and gift taxes—
23 (1) force family businesses and farms to be sold
24 by the family to pay such taxes;
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1 (2) discourage capital formation and entrepre2
neurship;
3 (3) foster the continued dominance of large en4
terprises over small family-owned companies and
5 farms; and
6 (4) impose unacceptably high tax planning costs
7 on small businesses and farms.
8 (d) FINDINGS RELATING TO NATIONAL SALES
9 TAX.—Congress finds further that a broad-based national
10 sales tax on goods and services purchased for final con11
sumption—
12 (1) is similar in many respects to the sales and
13 use taxes in place in 45 of the 50 States;
14 (2) will promote savings and investment;
15 (3) will promote fairness;
16 (4) will promote economic growth;
17 (5) will raise the standard of living;
18 (6) will increase investment;
19 (7) will enhance productivity and international
20 competitiveness;
21 (8) will reduce administrative burdens on the
22 American taxpayer;
23 (9) will improve upward social mobility; and
24 (10) will respect the privacy interests and civil
25 rights of taxpayers.
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1 (e) FINDINGS RELATING TO ADMINISTRATION OF
2 NATIONAL SALES TAX.—Congress further finds that—
3 (1) most of the practical experience admin4
istering sales taxes is found at the State govern5
mental level;
6 (2) it is desirable to harmonize Federal and
7 State collection and enforcement efforts to the max8
imum extent possible;
9 (3) it is sound tax administration policy to fos10
ter administration and collection of the Federal sales
11 tax at the State level in return for a reasonable ad12
ministration fee to the States; and
13 (4) businesses that must collect and remit taxes
14 should receive reasonable compensation for the cost
15 of doing so.
16 (f) FINDINGS RELATING TO REPEAL OF PRESENT
17 FEDERAL TAX SYSTEM.—Congress further finds that the
18 16th amendment to the United States Constitution should
19 be repealed.
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1 TITLE I—REPEAL OF THE IN2
COME TAX, PAYROLL TAXES,
3 AND ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES
4 SEC. 101. INCOME TAXES REPEALED.
5 Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (re6
lating to income taxes and self-employment taxes) is re7
pealed.
8 SEC. 102. PAYROLL TAXES REPEALED.
9 (a) IN GENERAL.—Subtitle C of the Internal Rev10
enue Code of 1986 (relating to payroll taxes and with11
holding of income taxes) is repealed.
12 (b) FUNDING OF SOCIAL SECURITY.—For funding of
13 the Social Security Trust Funds from general revenue, see
14 section 201 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401).
15 SEC. 103. ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES REPEALED.
16 Subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (re17
lating to estate and gift taxes) is repealed.
18 SEC. 104. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS; EFFECTIVE DATE.
19 (a) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—The Internal Rev20
enue Code of 1986 is amended—
21 (1) by striking subtitle H (relating to financing
22 of Presidential election campaigns), and
23 (2) by redesignating—
24 (A) subtitle D (relating to miscellaneous
25 excise taxes) as subtitle B,
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1 (B) subtitle E (relating to alcohol, tobacco,
2 and certain other excise taxes) as subtitle C,
3 (C) subtitle F (relating to procedure and
4 administration) as subtitle D,
5 (D) subtitle G (relating to the Joint Com6
mittee on Taxation) as subtitle E,
7 (E) subtitle I (relating to the Trust Fund
8 Code) as subtitle F,
9 (F) subtitle J (relating to coal industry
10 health benefits) as subtitle G, and
11 (G) subtitle K (relating to group health
12 plan portability, access, and renewability re13
quirements) as subtitle H.
14 (b) REDESIGNATION OF 1986 CODE.—
15 (1) IN GENERAL.—The Internal Revenue Code
16 of 1986 enacted on October 22, 1986, as heretofore,
17 hereby, or hereafter amended, may be cited as the
18 Internal Revenue Code of 2011.
19 (2) REFERENCES IN LAWS, ETC.—Except when
20 inappropriate, any reference in any law, Executive
21 order, or other document—
22 (A) to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
23 shall include a reference to the Internal Rev24
enue Code of 2011, and
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1 (B) to the Internal Revenue Code of 2011
2 shall include a reference to the provisions of law
3 formerly known as the Internal Revenue Code
4 of 1986.
5 (c) ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS.—For additional con6
forming amendments, see section 202 of this Act.
7 (d) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Except as otherwise pro8
vided in this Act, the amendments made by this Act shall
9 take effect on January 1, 2013.
10 TITLE II—SALES TAX ENACTED
11 SEC. 201. SALES TAX.
12 (a) IN GENERAL.—The Internal Revenue Code of
13 2011 is amended by inserting before subtitle B (as redes14
ignated by section 104(a)(2)(A)) the following new sub15
title:
16 ‘‘Subtitle A—Sales Tax
‘‘Sec. 1. Principles of interpretation.
‘‘Sec. 2. Definitions.
‘‘CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION; DEFINITIONS; IMPOSITION OF TAX; ETC.
‘‘CHAPTER 2. CREDITS; REFUNDS
‘‘CHAPTER 3. FAMILY CONSUMPTION ALLOWANCE
‘‘CHAPTER 4. FEDERAL AND STATE COOPERATIVE TAX ADMINISTRATION
‘‘CHAPTER 5. OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
‘‘CHAPTER 6. COLLECTIONS; APPEALS; TAXPAYER RIGHTS
‘‘CHAPTER 7. SPECIAL RULES
‘‘CHAPTER 8. FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION SERVICES
‘‘CHAPTER 9. ADDITIONAL MATTERS
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1 ‘‘SEC. 1. PRINCIPLES OF INTERPRETATION.
2 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Any court, the Secretary, and
3 any sales tax administering authority shall consider the
4 purposes of this subtitle (as set forth in subsection (b))
5 as the primary aid in statutory construction.
6 ‘‘(b) PURPOSES.—The purposes of this subtitle are
7 as follows:
8 ‘‘(1) To raise revenue needed by the Federal
9 Government in a manner consistent with the other
10 purposes of this subtitle.
11 ‘‘(2) To tax all consumption of goods and serv12
ices in the United States once, without exception,
13 but only once.
14 ‘‘(3) To prevent double, multiple, or cascading
15 taxation.
16 ‘‘(4) To simplify the tax law and reduce the ad17
ministration costs of, and the costs of compliance
18 with, the tax law.
19 ‘‘(5) To provide for the administration of the
20 tax law in a manner that respects privacy, due proc21
ess, individual rights when interacting with the gov22
ernment, the presumption of innocence in criminal
23 proceedings, and the presumption of lawful behavior
24 in civil proceedings.
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1 ‘‘(6) To increase the role of State governments
2 in Federal tax administration because of State gov3
ernment expertise in sales tax administration.
4 ‘‘(7) To enhance generally cooperation and co5
ordination among State tax administrators; and to
6 enhance cooperation and coordination among Fed7
eral and State tax administrators, consistent with
8 the principle of intergovernmental tax immunity.
9 ‘‘(c) SECONDARY AIDS TO STATUTORY CONSTRUC10
TION.—As a secondary aid in statutory construction, any
11 court, the Secretary, and any sales tax administering au12
thority shall consider—
13 ‘‘(1) the common law canons of statutory con14
struction;
15 ‘‘(2) the meaning and construction of concepts
16 and terms used in the Internal Revenue Code of
17 1986 as in effect before the effective date of this
18 subtitle; and
19 ‘‘(3) construe any ambiguities in this Act in
20 favor of reserving powers to the States respectively,
21 or to the people.
22 ‘‘SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
23 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—For purposes of this subtitle—
24 ‘‘(1) AFFILIATED FIRMS.—A firm is affiliated
25 with another if 1 firm owns 50 percent or more of—
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1 ‘‘(A) the voting shares in a corporation, or
2 ‘‘(B) the capital interests of a business
3 firm that is not a corporation.
4 ‘‘(2) CONFORMING STATE SALES TAX.—The
5 term ‘conforming State sales tax’ means a sales tax
6 imposed by a State that adopts the same definition
7 of taxable property and services as adopted by this
8 subtitle.
9 ‘‘(3) DESIGNATED COMMERCIAL PRIVATE COU10
RIER SERVICE.—The term ‘designated commercial
11 private courier service’ means a firm designated as
12 such by the Secretary or any sales tax administering
13 authority, upon application of the firm, if the firm—
14 ‘‘(A) provides its services to the general
15 public,
16 ‘‘(B) records electronically to its data base
17 kept in the regular course of its business the
18 date on which an item was given to such firm
19 for delivery, and
20 ‘‘(C) has been operating for at least 1
21 year.
22 ‘‘(4) EDUCATION AND TRAINING.—The term
23 ‘education and training’ means tuition for primary,
24 secondary, or postsecondary level education, and job25
related training courses. Such term does not include
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1 room, board, sports activities, recreational activities,
2 hobbies, games, arts or crafts or cultural activities.
3 ‘‘(5) GROSS PAYMENTS.—The term ‘gross pay4
ments’ means payments for taxable property or serv5
ices, including Federal taxes imposed by this title.
6 ‘‘(6) INTANGIBLE PROPERTY.—
7 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘intangible
8 property’ includes copyrights, trademarks, pat9
ents, goodwill, financial instruments, securities,
10 commercial paper, debts, notes and bonds, and
11 other property deemed intangible at common
12 law. The Secretary shall, by regulation resolve
13 differences among the provisions of common
14 law of the several States.
15 ‘‘(B) CERTAIN TYPES OF PROPERTY.—
16 Such term does not include tangible personal
17 property (or rents or leaseholds of any term
18 thereon), real property (or rents or leaseholds
19 of any term thereon) and computer software.
20 ‘‘(7) PERSON.—The term ‘person’ means any
21 natural person, and unless the context clearly does
22 not allow it, any corporation, partnership, limited li23
ability company, trust, estate, government, agency,
24 administration, organization, association, or other
25 legal entity (foreign or domestic).
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1 ‘‘(8) PRODUCE, PROVIDE, RENDER, OR SELL
2 TAXABLE PROPERTY OR SERVICES.—
3 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—A taxable property or
4 service is used to produce, provide, render, or
5 sell a taxable property or service if such prop6
erty or service is purchased by a person en7
gaged in a trade or business for the purpose of
8 employing or using such taxable property or
9 service in the production, provision, rendering,
10 or sale of other taxable property or services in
11 the ordinary course of that trade or business.
12 ‘‘(B) RESEARCH, EXPERIMENTATION,
13 TESTING, AND DEVELOPMENT.—Taxable prop14
erty or services used in a trade or business for
15 the purpose of research, experimentation, test16
ing, and development shall be treated as used to
17 produce, provide, render, or sell taxable prop18
erty or services.
19 ‘‘(C) INSURANCE PAYMENTS.—Taxable
20 property or services purchased by an insurer on
21 behalf of an insured shall be treated as used to
22 produce, provide, render, or sell taxable prop23
erty or services if the premium for the insur24
ance contract giving rise to the insurer’s obliga-
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1 tion was subject to tax pursuant to section 801
2 (relating to financial intermediation services).
3 ‘‘(D) EDUCATION AND TRAINING.—Edu4
cation and training shall be treated as services
5 used to produce, provide, render, or sell taxable
6 property or services.
7 ‘‘(9) REGISTERED SELLER.—The term ‘reg8
istered seller’ means a person registered pursuant to
9 section 502.
10 ‘‘(10) SALES TAX ADMINISTERING AUTHOR11
ITY.—The term ‘sales tax administering authority’
12 means—
13 ‘‘(A) the State agency designated to collect
14 and administer the sales tax imposed by this
15 subtitle, in an administering State, or
16 ‘‘(B) the Secretary, in a State that is nei17
ther—
18 ‘‘(i) an administering State, nor
19 ‘‘(ii) a State that has elected to have
20 its sales tax administered by an admin21
istering State.
22 ‘‘(11) SECRETARY.—The term ‘Secretary’
23 means the Secretary of the Treasury.
24 ‘‘(12) TAXABLE EMPLOYER.—
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1 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘taxable em2
ployer’ includes—
3 ‘‘(i) any household employing domes4
tic servants, and
5 ‘‘(ii) any government except for gov6
ernment enterprises (as defined in section
7 704).
8 ‘‘(B) EXCEPTIONS.—The term ‘taxable
9 employer’ does not include any employer which
10 is—
11 ‘‘(i) engaged in a trade or business,
12 ‘‘(ii) a not-for-profit organization (as
13 defined in section 706), or
14 ‘‘(iii) a government enterprise (as de15
fined in section 704).
16 ‘‘(C) CROSS REFERENCE.—For rules relat17
ing to collection and remittance of tax on wages
18 by taxable employers, see section 103(b)(2).
19 ‘‘(13) TAX INCLUSIVE FAIR MARKET VALUE.—
20 The term ‘tax inclusive fair market value’ means the
21 fair market value of taxable property or services plus
22 the tax imposed by this subtitle.
23 ‘‘(14) TAXABLE PROPERTY OR SERVICE.—
24 ‘‘(A) GENERAL RULE.—The term ‘taxable
25 property or service’ means—
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1 ‘‘(i) any property (including leaseholds
2 of any term or rents with respect to such
3 property) but excluding—
4 ‘‘(I) intangible property, and
5 ‘‘(II) used property, and
6 ‘‘(ii) any service (including any finan7
cial intermediation services as determined
8 by section 801).
9 ‘‘(B) SERVICE.—For purposes of subpara10
graph (A), the term ‘service’—
11 ‘‘(i) shall include any service per12
formed by an employee for which the em13
ployee is paid wages or a salary by a tax14
able employer, and
15 ‘‘(ii) shall not include any service per16
formed by an employee for which the em17
ployee is paid wages or a salary—
18 ‘‘(I) by an employer in the reg19
ular course of the employer’s trade or
20 business,
21 ‘‘(II) by an employer that is a
22 not-for-profit organization (as defined
23 in section 706),
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1 ‘‘(III) by an employer that is a
2 government enterprise (as defined in
3 section 704), and
4 ‘‘(IV) by taxable employers to
5 employees directly providing education
6 and training.
7 ‘‘(15) UNITED STATES.—The term ‘United
8 States’, when used in the geographical sense, means
9 each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and
10 any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the
11 United States.
12 ‘‘(16) USED PROPERTY.—The term ‘used prop13
erty’ means—
14 ‘‘(A) property on which the tax imposed by
15 section 101 has been collected and for which no
16 credit has been allowed under section 202, 203,
17 or 205, or
18 ‘‘(B) property that was held other than for
19 a business purpose (as defined in section
20 102(b)) on December 31, 2012.
21 ‘‘(17) WAGES AND SALARY.—The terms ‘wage’
22 and ‘salary’ mean all compensation paid for employ23
ment service including cash compensation, employee
24 benefits, disability insurance, or wage replacement
25 insurance payments, unemployment compensation
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1 insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and the
2 fair market value of any other consideration paid by
3 an employer to an employee in consideration for em4
ployment services rendered.
5 ‘‘(b) CROSS REFERENCES.—
6 ‘‘(1) For the definition of business purposes,
7 see section 102(b).
8 ‘‘(2) For the definition of insurance contract,
9 see section 206(e).
10 ‘‘(3) For the definition of qualified family, see
11 section 302.
12 ‘‘(4) For the definition of monthly poverty level,
13 see section 303.
14 ‘‘(5) For the definition of large seller, see sec15
tion 501(e)(3).
16 ‘‘(6) For the definition of hobby activities, see
17 section 701.
18 ‘‘(7) For the definition of gaming sponsor, see
19 section 701(a).
20 ‘‘(8) For the definition of a chance, see section
21 701(b).
22 ‘‘(9) For the definition of government enter23
prise, see section 704(b).
24 ‘‘(10) For the definition of mixed use property,
25 see section 705.
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1 ‘‘(11) For the definition of qualified not-for2
profit organization, see section 706.
3 ‘‘(12) For the definition of financial intermedi4
ation services, see section 801.
5 ‘‘CHAPTER 1—INTERPRETATION;
6 DEFINITIONS; IMPOSITION OF TAX; ETC
‘‘Sec. 101. Imposition of sales tax.
‘‘Sec. 102. Intermediate and export sales.
‘‘Sec. 103. Rules relating to collection and remittance of tax.
7 ‘‘SEC. 101. IMPOSITION OF SALES TAX.
8 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—There is hereby imposed a tax
9 on the use or consumption in the United States of taxable
10 property or services.
11 ‘‘(b) RATE.—
12 ‘‘(1) FOR 2013.—In the calendar year 2013, the
13 rate of tax is 23 percent of the gross payments for
14 the taxable property or service.
15 ‘‘(2) FOR YEARS AFTER 2013.—For years after
16 the calendar year 2013, the rate of tax is the com17
bined Federal tax rate percentage (as defined in
18 paragraph (3)) of the gross payments for the taxable
19 property or service.
20 ‘‘(3) COMBINED FEDERAL TAX RATE PERCENT21
AGE.—The combined Federal tax rate percentage is
22 the sum of—
23 ‘‘(A) the general revenue rate (as defined
24 in paragraph (4), and
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1 ‘‘(B) the old-age, survivors and disability
2 insurance rate, and
3 ‘‘(C) the hospital insurance rate.
4 ‘‘(4) GENERAL REVENUE RATE.—The general
5 revenue rate shall be 14.91 percent.
6 ‘‘(c) COORDINATION WITH IMPORT DUTIES.—The
7 tax imposed by this section is in addition to any import
8 duties imposed by chapter 4 of title 19, United States
9 Code. The Secretary shall provide by regulation that, to
10 the maximum extent practicable, the tax imposed by this
11 section on imported taxable property and services is col12
lected and administered in conjunction with any applicable
13 import duties imposed by the United States.
14 ‘‘(d) LIABILITY FOR TAX.—
15 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The person using or con16
suming taxable property or services in the United
17 States is liable for the tax imposed by this section,
18 except as provided in paragraph (2) of this sub19
section.
20 ‘‘(2) EXCEPTION WHERE TAX PAID TO SELL21
ER.—A person using or consuming a taxable prop22
erty or service in the United States is not liable for
23 the tax imposed by this section if the person pays
24 the tax to a person selling the taxable property or
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1 service and receives from such person a purchaser’s
2 receipt within the meaning of section 509.
3 ‘‘SEC. 102. INTERMEDIATE AND EXPORT SALES.
4 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—For purposes of this subtitle—
5 ‘‘(1) BUSINESS AND EXPORT PURPOSES.—No
6 tax shall be imposed under section 101 on any tax7
able property or service purchased for a business
8 purpose in a trade or business.
9 ‘‘(2) INVESTMENT PURPOSE.—No tax shall be
10 imposed under section 101 on any taxable property
11 or service purchased for an investment purpose and
12 held exclusively for an investment purpose.
13 ‘‘(3) STATE GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS.—No tax
14 shall be imposed under section 101 on State govern15
ment functions that do not constitute the final con16
sumption of property or services.
17 ‘‘(b) BUSINESS PURPOSES.—For purposes of this
18 section, the term ‘purchased for a business purpose in a
19 trade or business’ means purchased by a person engaged
20 in a trade or business and used in that trade or business—
21 ‘‘(1) for resale,
22 ‘‘(2) to produce, provide, render, or sell taxable
23 property or services, or
24 ‘‘(3) in furtherance of other bona fide business
25 purposes.
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1 ‘‘(c) INVESTMENT PURPOSES.—For purposes of this
2 section, the term ‘purchased for an investment purpose’
3 means property purchased exclusively for purposes of ap4
preciation or the production of income but not entailing
5 more than minor personal efforts.
6 ‘‘SEC. 103. RULES RELATING TO COLLECTION AND REMIT7
TANCE OF TAX.
8 ‘‘(a) LIABILITY FOR COLLECTION AND REMITTANCE
9 OF THE TAX.—Except as provided otherwise by this sec10
tion, any tax imposed by this subtitle shall be collected
11 and remitted by the seller of taxable property or services
12 (including financial intermediation services).
13 ‘‘(b) TAX TO BE REMITTED BY PURCHASER IN CER14
TAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.—
15 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—In the case of taxable prop16
erty or services purchased outside of the United
17 States and imported into the United States for use
18 or consumption in the United States, the purchaser
19 shall remit the tax imposed by section 101.
20 ‘‘(2) CERTAIN WAGES OR SALARY.—In the case
21 of wages or salary paid by a taxable employer which
22 are taxable services, the employer shall remit the tax
23 imposed by section 101.
24 ‘‘(c) CONVERSION OF BUSINESS OR EXPORT PROP25
ERTY OR SERVICES.—Property or services purchased for
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1 a business purpose in a trade or business or for export
2 (sold untaxed pursuant to section 102(a)) that is subse3
quently converted to personal use shall be deemed pur4
chased at the time of conversion and shall be subject to
5 the tax imposed by section 101 at the fair market value
6 of the converted property as of the date of conversion. The
7 tax shall be due as if the property had been sold at the
8 fair market value during the month of conversion. The
9 person using or consuming the converted property is liable
10 for and shall remit the tax.
11 ‘‘(d) BARTER TRANSACTIONS.—If gross payment for
12 taxable property or services is made in other than money,
13 then the person responsible for collecting and remitting
14 the tax shall remit the tax to the sales tax administering
15 authority in money as if gross payment had been made
16 in money at the tax inclusive fair market value of the tax17
able property or services purchased.
18 ‘‘CHAPTER 2—CREDITS; REFUNDS
‘‘Sec. 201. Credits and refunds.
‘‘Sec. 202. Business use conversion credit.
‘‘Sec. 203. Intermediate and export sales credit.
‘‘Sec. 204. Administration credit.
‘‘Sec. 205. Bad debt credit.
‘‘Sec. 206. Insurance proceeds credit.
‘‘Sec. 207. Refunds.
19 ‘‘SEC. 201. CREDITS AND REFUNDS.
20 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Each person shall be allowed a
21 credit with respect to the taxes imposed by section 101
22 for each month in an amount equal to the sum of—
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1 ‘‘(1) such person’s business use conversion
2 credit pursuant to section 202 for such month,
3 ‘‘(2) such person’s intermediate and export
4 sales credit pursuant to section 203 for such month,
5 ‘‘(3) the administration credit pursuant to sec6
tion 204 for such month,
7 ‘‘(4) the bad debt credit pursuant to section
8 205 for such month,
9 ‘‘(5) the insurance proceeds credit pursuant to
10 section 206 for such month,
11 ‘‘(6) the transitional inventory credit pursuant
12 to section 902, and
13 ‘‘(7) any amount paid in excess of the amount
14 due.
15 ‘‘(b) CREDITS NOT ADDITIVE.—Only one credit al16
lowed by chapter 2 may be taken with respect to any par17
ticular gross payment.
18 ‘‘SEC. 202. BUSINESS USE CONVERSION CREDIT.
19 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—For purposes of section 201, a
20 person’s business use conversion credit for any month is
21 the aggregate of the amounts determined under subsection
22 (b) with respect to taxable property and services—
23 ‘‘(1) on which tax was imposed by section 101
24 (and actually paid), and
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1 ‘‘(2) which commenced to be 95 percent or
2 more used during such month for business purposes
3 (within the meaning of section 102(b)).
4 ‘‘(b) AMOUNT OF CREDIT.—The amount determined
5 under this paragraph with respect to any taxable property
6 or service is the lesser of—
7 ‘‘(1) the product of—
8 ‘‘(A) the rate imposed by section 101, and
9 ‘‘(B) the quotient that is—
10 ‘‘(i) the fair market value of the prop11
erty or service when its use is converted,
12 divided by
13 ‘‘(ii) the quantity that is 1 minus the
14 tax rate imposed by section 101, or
15 ‘‘(2) the amount of tax paid with respect to
16 such taxable property or service, including the
17 amount, if any, determined in accordance with sec18
tion 705 (relating to mixed use property).
19 ‘‘SEC. 203. INTERMEDIATE AND EXPORT SALES CREDIT.
20 ‘‘For purposes of section 201, a person’s intermediate
21 and export sales credit is the amount of sales tax paid
22 on the purchase of any taxable property or service pur23
chased for—
24 ‘‘(1) a business purpose in a trade or business
25 (as defined in section 102(b)), or
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1 ‘‘(2) export from the United States for use or
2 consumption outside the United States.
3 ‘‘SEC. 204. ADMINISTRATION CREDIT.
4 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Every person filing a timely
5 monthly report (with regard to extensions) in compliance
6 with section 501 shall be entitled to a taxpayer adminis7
trative credit equal to the greater of—
8 ‘‘(1) $200, or
9 ‘‘(2) one-quarter of 1 percent of the tax remit10
ted.
11 ‘‘(b) LIMITATION.—The credit allowed under this sec12
tion shall not exceed 20 percent of the tax due to be remit13
ted prior to the application of any credit or credits per14
mitted by section 201.
15 ‘‘SEC. 205. BAD DEBT CREDIT.
16 ‘‘(a) FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION SERVICES.—Any
17 person who has experienced a bad debt (other than unpaid
18 invoices within the meaning of subsection (b)) shall be en19
titled to a credit equal to the product of—
20 ‘‘(1) the rate imposed by section 101, and
21 ‘‘(2) the quotient that is—
22 ‘‘(A) the amount of the bad debt (as de23
fined in section 802), divided by
24 ‘‘(B) the quantity that is 1 minus the rate
25 imposed by section 101.
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1 ‘‘(b) UNPAID INVOICES.—Any person electing the ac2
crual method pursuant to section 503 that has with re3
spect to a transaction—
4 ‘‘(1) invoiced the tax imposed by section 101,
5 ‘‘(2) remitted the invoiced tax,
6 ‘‘(3) actually delivered the taxable property or
7 performed the taxable services invoiced, and
8 ‘‘(4) not been paid 180 days after date the in9
voice was due to be paid,
10 shall be entitled to a credit equal to the amount of tax
11 remitted and unpaid by the purchaser.
12 ‘‘(c) SUBSEQUENT PAYMENT.—Any payment made
13 with respect to a transaction subsequent to a section 205
14 credit being taken with respect to that transaction shall
15 be subject to tax in the month the payment was received
16 as if a tax inclusive sale of taxable property and services
17 in the amount of the payment had been made.
18 ‘‘(d) PARTIAL PAYMENTS.—Partial payments shall
19 be treated as pro rata payments of the underlying obliga20
tion and shall be allocated proportionately—
21 ‘‘(1) for fully taxable payments, between pay22
ment for the taxable property and service and tax,
23 and
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1 ‘‘(2) for partially taxable payments, among pay2
ment for the taxable property and service, tax and
3 other payment.
4 ‘‘(e) RELATED PARTIES.—The credit provided by this
5 section shall not be available with respect to sales made
6 to related parties. For purposes of this section, related
7 party means affiliated firms and family members (as de8
fined in section 302(b)).
9 ‘‘SEC. 206. INSURANCE PROCEEDS CREDIT.
10 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—A person receiving a payment
11 from an insurer by virtue of an insurance contract shall
12 be entitled to a credit in an amount determined by sub13
section (b), less any amount paid to the insured by the
14 insurer pursuant to subsection (c), if the entire premium
15 (except that portion allocable to the investment account
16 of the underlying policy) for the insurance contract giving
17 rise to the insurer’s obligation to make a payment to the
18 insured was subject to the tax imposed by section 101 and
19 said tax was paid.
20 ‘‘(b) CREDIT AMOUNT.—The amount of the credit
21 shall be the product of—
22 ‘‘(1) the rate imposed by section 101, and
23 ‘‘(2) the quotient that is—
24 ‘‘(A) the amount of the payment made by
25 the insurer to the insured, divided by
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1 ‘‘(B) the quantity that is 1 minus the rate
2 imposed by section 101.
3 ‘‘(c) ADMINISTRATIVE OPTION.—The credit deter4
mined in accordance with subsection (b) shall be paid by
5 the insurer to the insured and the insurer shall be entitled
6 to the credit in lieu of the insured, except that the insurer
7 may elect, in a form prescribed by the Secretary, to not
8 pay the credit and require the insured to make application
9 for the credit. In the event of such election, the insurer
10 shall provide to the Secretary and the insured the name
11 and tax identification number of the insurer and of the
12 insured and indicate the proper amount of the credit.
13 ‘‘(d) COORDINATION WITH RESPECT TO EXEMP14
TION.—If taxable property or services purchased by an in15
surer on behalf of an insured are purchased free of tax
16 by virtue of section 2(a)(8)(C), then the credit provided
17 by this section shall not be available with respect to that
18 purchase.
19 ‘‘(e) INSURANCE CONTRACT.—For purposes of sub20
section (a), the term ‘insurance contract’ shall include a
21 life insurance contract, a health insurance contract, a
22 property and casualty loss insurance contract, a general
23 liability insurance contract, a marine insurance contract,
24 a fire insurance contract, an accident insurance contract,
25 a disability insurance contract, a long-term care insurance
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1 contract, and an insurance contract that provides a com2
bination of these types of insurance.
3 ‘‘SEC. 207. REFUNDS.
4 ‘‘(a) REGISTERED SELLERS.—If a registered seller
5 files a monthly tax report with an overpayment, then,
6 upon application by the registered seller in a form pre7
scribed by the sales tax administering authority, the over8
payment shown on the report shall be refunded to the reg9
istered seller within 60 days of receipt of said application.
10 In the absence of such application, the overpayment may
11 be carried forward, without interest, by the person entitled
12 to the credit.
13 ‘‘(b) OTHER PERSONS.—If a person other than a reg14
istered seller has an overpayment for any month, then,
15 upon application by the person in a form prescribed by
16 the sales tax administering authority, the credit balance
17 due shall be refunded to the person within 60 days of re18
ceipt of said application.
19 ‘‘(c) INTEREST.—No interest shall be paid on any
20 balance due from the sales tax administering authority
21 under this subsection for any month if such balance due
22 is paid within 60 days after the application for refund is
23 received. Balances due not paid within 60 days after the
24 application for refund is received shall bear interest from
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1 the date of application. Interest shall be paid at the Fed2
eral short-term rate (as defined in section 511).
3 ‘‘(d) SUSPENSION OF PERIOD TO PAY REFUND
4 ONLY IF FEDERAL OR STATE COURT RULING.—The 60-
5 day periods under subsections (a) and (b) shall be sus6
pended with respect to a purported overpayment (or por7
tion thereof) only during any period that there is in effect
8 a preliminary, temporary, or final ruling from a Federal
9 or State court that there is reasonable cause to believe
10 that such overpayment may not actually be due.
11 ‘‘CHAPTER 3—FAMILY CONSUMPTION
12 ALLOWANCE
‘‘Sec. 301. Family consumption allowance.
‘‘Sec. 302. Qualified family.
‘‘Sec. 303. Monthly poverty level.
‘‘Sec. 304. Rebate mechanism.
‘‘Sec. 305. Change in family circumstances.
13 ‘‘SEC. 301. FAMILY CONSUMPTION ALLOWANCE.
14 ‘‘Each qualified family shall be eligible to receive a
15 sales tax rebate each month. The sales tax rebate shall
16 be in an amount equal to the product of—
17 ‘‘(1) the rate of tax imposed by section 101,
18 and
19 ‘‘(2) the monthly poverty level.
20 ‘‘SEC. 302. QUALIFIED FAMILY.
21 ‘‘(a) GENERAL RULE.—For purposes of this chapter,
22 the term ‘qualified family’ shall mean 1 or more family
23 members sharing a common residence. All family members
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1 sharing a common residence shall be considered as part
2 of 1 qualified family.
3 ‘‘(b) FAMILY SIZE DETERMINATION.—
4 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—To determine the size of a
5 qualified family for purposes of this chapter, family
6 members shall mean—
7 ‘‘(A) an individual,
8 ‘‘(B) the individual’s spouse,
9 ‘‘(C) all lineal ancestors and descendants
10 of said individual (and such individual’s
11 spouse),
12 ‘‘(D) all legally adopted children of such
13 individual (and such individual’s spouse), and
14 ‘‘(E) all children under legal guardianship
15 of such individual (or such individual’s spouse).
16 ‘‘(2) IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.—In
17 order for a person to be counted as a member of the
18 family for purposes of determining the size of the
19 qualified family, such person must—
20 ‘‘(A) have a bona fide Social Security num21
ber; and
22 ‘‘(B) be a lawful resident of the United
23 States.
24 ‘‘(c) CHILDREN LIVING AWAY FROM HOME.—
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1 ‘‘(1) STUDENTS LIVING AWAY FROM HOME.—
2 Any person who was a registered student during not
3 fewer than 5 months in a calendar year while living
4 away from the common residence of a qualified fam5
ily but who receives over 50 percent of such person’s
6 support during a calendar year from members of the
7 qualified family shall be included as part of the fam8
ily unit whose members provided said support for
9 purposes of this chapter.
10 ‘‘(2) CHILDREN OF DIVORCED OR SEPARATED
11 PARENTS.—If a child’s parents are divorced or le12
gally separated, a child for purposes of this chapter
13 shall be treated as part of the qualified family of the
14 custodial parent. In cases of joint custody, the custo15
dial parent for purposes of this chapter shall be the
16 parent that has custody of the child for more than
17 one-half of the time during a given calendar year. A
18 parent entitled to be treated as the custodial parent
19 pursuant to this paragraph may release this claim to
20 the other parent if said release is in writing.
21 ‘‘(d) ANNUAL REGISTRATION.—In order to receive
22 the family consumption allowance provided by section 301,
23 a qualified family must register with the sales tax admin24
istering authority in a form prescribed by the Secretary.
25 The annual registration form shall provide—
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1 ‘‘(1) the name of each family member who
2 shared the qualified family’s residence on the family
3 determination date,
4 ‘‘(2) the Social Security number of each family
5 member on the family determination date who
6 shared the qualified family’s residence on the family
7 determination date,
8 ‘‘(3) the family member or family members to
9 whom the family consumption allowance should be
10 paid,
11 ‘‘(4) a certification that all listed family mem12
bers are lawful residents of the United States,
13 ‘‘(5) a certification that all family members
14 sharing the common residence are listed,
15 ‘‘(6) a certification that no family members
16 were incarcerated on the family determination date
17 (within the meaning of subsection (l)), and
18 ‘‘(7) the address of the qualified family.
19 Said registration shall be signed by all members of the
20 qualified family that have attained the age of 21 years
21 as of the date of filing.
22 ‘‘(e) REGISTRATION NOT MANDATORY.—Registra23
tion is not mandatory for any qualified family.
24 ‘‘(f) EFFECT OF FAILURE TO PROVIDE ANNUAL
25 REGISTRATION.—Any qualified family that fails to reg-
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1 ister in accordance with this section within 30 days of the
2 family determination date, shall cease receiving the
3 monthly family consumption allowance in the month be4
ginning 90 days after the family determination date.
5 ‘‘(g) EFFECT OF CURING FAILURE TO PROVIDE AN6
NUAL REGISTRATION.—Any qualified family that failed to
7 timely make its annual registration in accordance with this
8 section but subsequently cures its failure to register, shall
9 be entitled to up to 6 months of lapsed sales tax rebate
10 payments. No interest on lapsed payment amount shall be
11 paid.
12 ‘‘(h) EFFECTIVE DATE OF ANNUAL REGISTRA13
TIONS.—Annual registrations shall take effect for the
14 month beginning 90 days after the family registration
15 date.
16 ‘‘(i) EFFECTIVE DATE OF REVISED REGISTRA17
TIONS.—A revised registration made pursuant to section
18 305 shall take effect for the first month beginning 60 days
19 after the revised registration was filed. The existing reg20
istration shall remain in effect until the effective date of
21 the revised registration.
22 ‘‘(j) DETERMINATION OF REGISTRATION FILING
23 DATE.—An annual or revised registration shall be deemed
24 filed when—
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1 ‘‘(1) deposited in the United States mail, post2
age prepaid, to the address of the sales tax admin3
istering authority;
4 ‘‘(2) delivered and accepted at the offices of the
5 sales tax administering authority; or
6 ‘‘(3) provided to a designated commercial pri7
vate courier service for delivery within 2 days to the
8 sales tax administering authority at the address of
9 the sales tax administering authority.
10 ‘‘(k) PROPOSED REGISTRATION TO BE PROVIDED.—
11 30 or more days before the family registration date, the
12 sales tax administering authority shall mail to the address
13 shown on the most recent rebate registration or change
14 of address notice filed pursuant to section 305(d) a pro15
posed registration that may be simply signed by the appro16
priate family members if family circumstances have not
17 changed.
18 ‘‘(l) INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS.—An individual
19 shall not be eligible under this chapter to be included as
20 a member of any qualified family if that individual—
21 ‘‘(1) is incarcerated in a local, State, or Federal
22 jail, prison, mental hospital, or other institution on
23 the family determination date, and
24 ‘‘(2) is scheduled to be incarcerated for 6
25 months or more in the 12-month period following
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1 the effective date of the annual registration or the
2 revised registration of said qualified family.
3 ‘‘(m) FAMILY DETERMINATION DATE.—The family
4 determination date is a date assigned to each family by
5 the Secretary for purposes of determining qualified family
6 size and other information necessary for the administra7
tion of this chapter. The Secretary shall promulgate regu8
lations regarding the issuance of family determination
9 dates. In the absence of any regulations, the family deter10
mination date for all families shall be October 1. The Sec11
retary may assign family determination dates for adminis12
trative convenience. Permissible means of assigning family
13 determination dates include a method based on the
14 birthdates of family members.
15 ‘‘(n) CROSS REFERENCE.—For penalty for filing
16 false rebate claim, see section 504(i).
17 ‘‘SEC. 303. MONTHLY POVERTY LEVEL.
18 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The monthly poverty level for
19 any particular month shall be one-twelfth of the ‘annual
20 poverty level.’ For purposes of this section the ‘annual
21 poverty level’ shall be the sum of—
22 ‘‘(1) the annual level determined by the Depart23
ment of Health and Human Services poverty guide24
lines required by sections 652 and 673(2) of the
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1 Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981 for a particular
2 family size, and
3 ‘‘(2) in case of families that include a married
4 couple, the ‘annual marriage penalty elimination
5 amount’.
6 ‘‘(b) ANNUAL MARRIAGE PENALTY ELIMINATION
7 AMOUNT.—The annual marriage penalty elimination
8 amount shall be the amount that is—
9 ‘‘(1) the amount that is two times the annual
10 level determined by the Department of Health and
11 Human Services poverty guidelines required by sec12
tions 652 and 673(2) of the Omnibus Reconciliation
13 Act of 1981 for a family of one, less
14 ‘‘(2) the annual level determined by the Depart15
ment of Health and Human Services poverty guide16
lines required by sections 652 and 673(2) of the
17 Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981 for a family of
18 two.
19 ‘‘SEC. 304. REBATE MECHANISM.
20 ‘‘(a) GENERAL RULE.—The Social Security Adminis21
tration shall provide a monthly sales tax rebate to duly
22 registered qualified families in an amount determined in
23 accordance with section 301.
24 ‘‘(b) PERSONS RECEIVING REBATE.—The payments
25 shall be made to the persons designated by the qualifying
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1 family in the annual or revised registration for each quali2
fied family in effect with respect to the month for which
3 payment is being made. Payments may only be made to
4 persons 18 years or older. If more than 1 person is des5
ignated in a registration to receive the rebate, then the
6 rebate payment shall be divided evenly between or among
7 those persons designated.
8 ‘‘(c) WHEN REBATES MAILED.—Rebates shall be
9 mailed on or before the first business day of the month
10 for which the rebate is being provided.
11 ‘‘(d) SMARTCARDS AND DIRECT ELECTRONIC DE12
POSIT PERMISSIBLE.—The Social Security Administration
13 may provide rebates in the form of smartcards that carry
14 cash balances in their memory for use in making pur15
chases at retail establishments or by direct electronic de16
posit.
17 ‘‘SEC. 305. CHANGE IN FAMILY CIRCUMSTANCES.
18 ‘‘(a) GENERAL RULE.—In the absence of the filing
19 of a revised registration in accordance with this chapter,
20 the common residence of the qualified family, marital sta21
tus and number of persons in a qualified family on the
22 family registration date shall govern determinations re23
quired to be made under this chapter for purposes of the
24 following calendar year.
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1 ‘‘(b) NO DOUBLE COUNTING.—In no event shall any
2 person be considered part of more than 1 qualified family.
3 ‘‘(c) REVISED REGISTRATION PERMISSIBLE.—A
4 qualified family may file a revised registration for pur5
poses of section 302(d) to reflect a change in family cir6
cumstances. A revised registration form shall provide—
7 ‘‘(1) the name of each family member who
8 shared the qualified family’s residence on the filing
9 date of the revised registration,
10 ‘‘(2) the Social Security number of each family
11 member who shared the qualified family’s residence
12 on the filing date of the revised registration,
13 ‘‘(3) the family member or family members to
14 whom the family consumption allowance should be
15 paid,
16 ‘‘(4) a certification that all listed family mem17
bers are lawful residents of the United States,
18 ‘‘(5) a certification that all family members
19 sharing the commoner residence are listed,
20 ‘‘(6) a certification that no family members
21 were incarcerated on the family determination date
22 (within the meaning of section 302(1)), and
23 ‘‘(7) the address of the qualified family.
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1 Said revised registration shall be signed by all members
2 of the qualified family that have attained the age of 21
3 years as of the filing date of the revised registration.
4 ‘‘(d) CHANGE OF ADDRESS.—A change of address for
5 a qualified family may be filed with the sales tax admin6
istering authority at any time and shall not constitute a
7 revised registration.
8 ‘‘(e) REVISED REGISTRATION NOT MANDATORY.—
9 Revised registrations reflecting changes in family status
10 are not mandatory.
11 ‘‘CHAPTER 4—FEDERAL AND STATE
12 COOPERATIVE TAX ADMINISTRATION
‘‘Sec. 401. Authority for States to collect tax.
‘‘Sec. 402. Federal administrative support for States.
‘‘Sec. 403. Federal-State tax conferences.
‘‘Sec. 404. Federal administration in certain States.
‘‘Sec. 405. Interstate allocation and destination determination.
‘‘Sec. 406. General administrative matters.
‘‘Sec. 407. Jurisdiction.
13 ‘‘SEC. 401 AUTHORITY FOR STATES TO COLLECT TAX.
14 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The tax imposed by section 101
15 on gross payments for the use or consumption of taxable
16 property or services within a State shall be administered,
17 collected, and remitted to the United States Treasury by
18 such State if the State is an administering State.
19 ‘‘(b) ADMINISTERING STATE.—For purposes of this
20 section, the term ‘administering State’ means any State—
21 ‘‘(1) which maintains a sales tax, and
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1 ‘‘(2) which enters into a cooperative agreement
2 with the Secretary containing reasonable provisions
3 governing the administration by such State of the
4 taxes imposed by the subtitle and the remittance to
5 the United States in a timely manner of taxes col6
lected under this chapter.
7 ‘‘(c) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS.—The agreement
8 under subsection (b)(2) shall include provisions for the ex9
peditious transfer of funds, contact officers, dispute reso10
lution, information exchange, confidentiality, taxpayer
11 rights, and other matters of importance. The agreement
12 shall not contain extraneous matters.
13 ‘‘(d) TIMELY REMITTANCE OF TAX.—
14 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Administering States shall
15 remit and pay over taxes collected under this subtitle
16 on behalf of the United States (less the administra17
tion fee allowable under paragraph (2)) not later
18 than 5 days after receipt. Interest at 150 percent of
19 the Federal short-term rate shall be paid with re20
spect to amounts remitted after the due date.
21 ‘‘(2) ADMINISTRATION FEE.—An administering
22 State may retain an administration fee equal to one23
quarter of 1 percent of the amounts otherwise re24
quired to be remitted to the United States under
25 this chapter by the administering State.
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1 ‘‘(e) LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATION OF TAX BY
2 UNITED STATES.—The Secretary may administer the tax
3 imposed by this subtitle in an administering State only
4 if—
5 ‘‘(1)(A) such State has failed on a regular basis
6 to timely remit to the United States taxes collected
7 under this chapter on behalf of the United States,
8 or
9 ‘‘(B) such State has on a regular basis other10
wise materially breached the agreement referred to
11 in subsection (b)(2);
12 ‘‘(2) the State has failed to cure such alleged
13 failures and breaches within a reasonable time;
14 ‘‘(3) the Secretary provides such State with
15 written notice of such alleged failures and breaches;
16 and
17 ‘‘(4) a District Court of the United States with18
in such State, upon application of the Secretary, has
19 rendered a decision—
20 ‘‘(A) making findings of fact that—
21 ‘‘(i) such State has failed on a regular
22 basis to timely remit to the United States
23 taxes collected under this chapter on behalf
24 of the United States, or such State has on
25 a regular basis otherwise materially
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1 breached the agreement referred to in sub2
section (b)(2);
3 ‘‘(ii) the Secretary has provided such
4 State with written notice of such alleged
5 failures and breaches; and
6 ‘‘(iii) the State has failed to cure such
7 alleged failures and breaches within a rea8
sonable time; and
9 ‘‘(B) making a determination that it is in
10 the best interest of the citizens of the United
11 States that the administering State’s authority
12 to administer the tax imposed by this subtitle
13 be revoked and said tax be administered di14
rectly by the Secretary.
15 The order of the District Court revoking the author16
ity of an Administering State shall contain provi17
sions governing the orderly transfer of authority to
18 the Secretary.
19 ‘‘(f) REINSTITUTION.—A State that has had its au20
thority revoked pursuant to subsection (e) shall not be an
21 administering State for a period of not less than 5 years
22 after the date of the order of revocation. For the first cal23
endar year commencing 8 years after the date of the order
24 of revocation, the State shall be regarded without preju25
dice as eligible to become an administering State.
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1 ‘‘(g) THIRD STATE ADMINISTRATION PERMIS2
SIBLE.—It shall be permissible for a State to contract with
3 an administering State to administer the State’s sales tax
4 for an agreed fee. In this case, the agreement con5
templated by subsection (c) shall have both the State and
6 the Federal Government as parties.
7 ‘‘(h) INVESTIGATIONS AND AUDITS.—Administering
8 States shall not conduct investigations or audits at facili9
ties in other administering States in connection with the
10 tax imposed by section 101 or conforming State sales tax
11 but shall instead cooperate with other administering
12 States using the mechanisms established by section 402,
13 by compact or by other agreement.
14 ‘‘SEC. 402. FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR
15 STATES.
16 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall administer
17 a program to facilitate information sharing among States.
18 ‘‘(b) STATE COMPACTS.—The Secretary shall facili19
tate, and may be a party to a compact among States for
20 purposes of facilitating the taxation of interstate pur21
chases and for other purposes that may facilitate imple22
mentation of this subtitle.
23 ‘‘(c) AGREEMENT WITH CONFORMING STATES.—The
24 Secretary is authorized to enter into and shall enter into
25 an agreement among conforming States enabling con-
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1 forming States to collect conforming State sales tax on
2 sales made by sellers without a particular conforming
3 State to a destination within that particular conforming
4 State.
5 ‘‘(d) SECRETARY’S AUTHORITY.—The Secretary shall
6 have the authority to promulgate regulations, to provide
7 guidelines, to assist States in administering the national
8 sales tax, to provide for uniformity in the administration
9 of the tax and to provide guidance to the public.
10 ‘‘SEC. 403. FEDERAL-STATE TAX CONFERENCES.
11 ‘‘Not less than once annually, the Secretary shall host
12 a conference with the sales tax administrators from the
13 various administering States to evaluate the state of the
14 national sales tax system, to address issues of mutual con15
cern and to develop and consider legislative, regulatory,
16 and administrative proposals to improve the tax system.
17 ‘‘SEC. 404. FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION IN CERTAIN STATES.
18 ‘‘The Secretary shall administer the tax imposed by
19 this subtitle in any State or other United States jurisdic20
tion that—
21 ‘‘(1) is not an administering State, or
22 ‘‘(2) elected to have another State administer
23 its tax in accordance with section 401(g).
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1 ‘‘SEC. 405. INTERSTATE ALLOCATION AND DESTINATION
2 DETERMINATION.
3 ‘‘(a) DESTINATION GENERALLY.—The tax imposed
4 by this subtitle is a destination principle tax. This section
5 shall govern for purposes of determining—
6 ‘‘(1) whether the destination of taxable property
7 and services is within or without the United States,
8 and
9 ‘‘(2) which State or territory within the United
10 States is the destination of taxable property and
11 services.
12 ‘‘(b) TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY.—Except as
13 provided in subsection (g) (relating to certain leases), the
14 destination of tangible personal property shall be the State
15 or territory in which the property was first delivered to
16 the purchaser (including agents and authorized represent17
atives).
18 ‘‘(c) REAL PROPERTY.—The destination of real prop19
erty, or rents or leaseholds on real property, shall be the
20 State or territory in which the real property is located.
21 ‘‘(d) OTHER PROPERTY.—The destination of any
22 other taxable property shall be the residence of the pur23
chaser.
24 ‘‘(e) SERVICES.—
25 ‘‘(1) GENERAL RULE.—The destination of serv26
ices shall be the State or territory in which the use
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1 or consumption of the services occurred. Allocation
2 of service invoices relating to more than 1 jurisdic3
tion shall be on the basis of time or another method
4 determined by regulation.
5 ‘‘(2) TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.—The
6 destination of telecommunications services shall be
7 the residence of the purchaser. Telecommunications
8 services include telephone, telegraph, beeper, radio,
9 cable television, satellite, and computer on-line or
10 network services.
11 ‘‘(3) DOMESTIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES.—
12 For transportation services where all of the final
13 destinations are within the United States, the des14
tination of transportation services shall be the final
15 destination of the trip (in the case of round or mul16
tiple trip fares, the services amount shall be equally
17 allocated among each final destination).
18 ‘‘(4) INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SERV19
ICES.—For transportation services where the final
20 destination or origin of the trip is without the
21 United States, the service amount shall be deemed
22 50 percent attributable to the United States destina23
tion or origin.
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1 ‘‘(5) ELECTRICAL SERVICE.—The destination of
2 electrical services shall be the residence of the pur3
chaser.
4 ‘‘(f) FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION SERVICES.—The
5 destination of financial intermediation services shall be the
6 residence of the purchaser.
7 ‘‘(g) RENTS PAID FOR THE LEASE OF TANGIBLE
8 PROPERTY.—
9 ‘‘(1) GENERAL RULE.—Except as provided in
10 paragraph (2), the destination of rents paid for the
11 lease of tangible property and leaseholds on such
12 property shall be where the property is located while
13 in use.
14 ‘‘(2) LAND VEHICLES; AIRCRAFT, WATER
15 CRAFT.—The destination of rental and lease pay16
ments on land vehicles, aircraft and water craft shall
17 be—
18 ‘‘(A) in the case of rentals and leases of a
19 term of 1 month or less, the location where the
20 land vehicle, aircraft, or water craft was origi21
nally delivered to the renter or lessee; and
22 ‘‘(B) in the case of rentals and leases of a
23 term greater than 1 month, the residence of the
24 renter or lessee.
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1 ‘‘(h) ALLOCATION RULES.—For purposes of allo2
cating revenue—
3 ‘‘(1) between or among administering States
4 from taxes imposed by this subtitle or from State
5 sales taxes administered by third-party admin6
istering States, or
7 ‘‘(2) between or among States imposing con8
forming State sales taxes,
9 the revenue shall be allocated to those States that are the
10 destination of the taxable property or service.
11 ‘‘(i) FEDERAL OFFICE OF REVENUE ALLOCATION.—
12 The Secretary shall establish an Office of Revenue Alloca13
tion to arbitrate any claims or disputes among admin14
istering States as to the destination of taxable property
15 and services for purposes of allocating revenue between or
16 among the States from taxes imposed by this subtitle. The
17 determination of the Administrator of the Office of Rev18
enue Allocation shall be subject to judicial review in any
19 Federal court with competent jurisdiction. The standard
20 of review shall be abuse of discretion.
21 ‘‘SEC. 406. GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS.
22 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary and each sales tax
23 administering authority may employ such persons as may
24 be necessary for the administration of this subtitle and
25 may delegate to employees the authority to conduct inter-
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1 views, hearings, prescribe rules, promulgate regulations,
2 and perform such other duties as are required by this sub3
title.
4 ‘‘(b) RESOLUTION OF ANY INCONSISTENT RULES
5 AND REGULATIONS.—In the event that the Secretary and
6 any sales tax administering authority have issued incon7
sistent rules or regulations, any lawful rule or regulation
8 issued by the Secretary shall govern.
9 ‘‘(c) ADEQUATE NOTICE TO BE PROVIDED.—Except
10 in the case of an emergency declared by the Secretary (and
11 not his designee), no rule or regulation issued by the Sec12
retary with respect to any internal revenue law shall take
13 effect before 90 days have elapsed after its publication in
14 the Federal Register. Upon issuance, the Secretary shall
15 provide copies of all rules or regulations issued under this
16 title to each sales tax administering authority.
17 ‘‘(d) NO RULES, RULINGS, OR REGULATIONS WITH
18 RETROACTIVE EFFECT.—No rule, ruling, or regulation
19 issued or promulgated by the Secretary relating to any in20
ternal revenue law or by a sales tax administering author21
ity shall apply to a period prior to its publication in the
22 Federal Register (or State equivalent) except that a regu23
lation may take retroactive effect to prevent abuse.
24 ‘‘(e) REVIEW OF IMPACT OF REGULATIONS, RULES,
25 AND RULINGS ON SMALL BUSINESS.—
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1 ‘‘(1) SUBMISSION TO SMALL BUSINESS ADMIN2
ISTRATION.—After publication of any proposed or
3 temporary regulation by the Secretary relating to in4
ternal revenue laws, the Secretary shall submit such
5 regulation to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the
6 Small Business Administration for comment on the
7 impact of such regulation on small businesses. Not
8 later than the date 30 days after the date of such
9 submission, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the
10 Small Business Administration shall submit com11
ments on such regulation to the Secretary.
12 ‘‘(2) CONSIDERATION OF COMMENTS.—In pre13
scribing any final regulation which supersedes a pro14
posed or temporary regulation which had been sub15
mitted under this subsection to the Chief Counsel
16 for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration,
17 the Secretary shall—
18 ‘‘(A) consider the comments of the Chief
19 Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business
20 Administration on such proposed or temporary
21 regulation, and
22 ‘‘(B) in promulgating such final regulation,
23 include a narrative that describes the response
24 to such comments.
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1 ‘‘(3) SUBMISSION OF CERTAIN FINAL REGULA2
TION.—In the case of promulgation by the Secretary
3 of any final regulations (other than a temporary reg4
ulation) which do not supersede a proposed regula5
tion, the requirements of paragraphs (1) and (2)
6 shall apply, except that the submission under para7
graph (1) shall be made at least 30 days before the
8 date of such promulgation, and the consideration
9 and discussion required under paragraph (2) shall
10 be made in connection with the promulgation of such
11 final regulation.
12 ‘‘(f) SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY SAFEGUARDS.—
13 The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act
14 (Public Law 104–121; 110 Stat. 857 (SBREFA)) and the
15 Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612 (RFA))
16 shall apply to regulations promulgated under this subtitle.
17 ‘‘SEC. 407. JURISDICTION.
18 ‘‘(a) STATE JURISDICTION.—A sales tax admin19
istering authority shall have jurisdiction over any gross
20 payments made which have a destination (as determined
21 in accordance with section 405) within the State of said
22 sales tax administering authority. This grant of jurisdic23
tion is not exclusive of any other jurisdiction that such
24 sales tax administering authority may have.
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1 ‘‘(b) FEDERAL JURISDICTION.—The grant of juris2
diction in subsection (a) shall not be in derogation of Fed3
eral jurisdiction over the same matter. The Federal Gov4
ernment shall have the right to exercise preemptive juris5
diction over matters relating to the taxes imposed by this
6 subtitle.
7 ‘‘CHAPTER 5—OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE
8 PROVISIONS
‘‘Sec. 501. Monthly reports and payments.
‘‘Sec. 502. Registration.
‘‘Sec. 503. Accounting.
‘‘Sec. 504. Penalties.
‘‘Sec. 505. Burden of persuasion and burden of production.
‘‘Sec. 506. Attorneys’ and accountancy fees.
‘‘Sec. 507. Summons, examinations, audits, etc.
‘‘Sec. 508. Records.
‘‘Sec. 509. Tax to be separately stated and charged.
‘‘Sec. 510. Coordination with title 11.
‘‘Sec. 511. Applicable interest rate.
9 ‘‘SEC. 501. MONTHLY REPORTS AND PAYMENTS.
10 ‘‘(a) TAX REPORTS AND FILING DATES.—
11 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—On or before the 15th day
12 of each month, each person who is—
13 ‘‘(A) liable to collect and remit the tax im14
posed by this subtitle by reason of section
15 103(a), or
16 ‘‘(B) liable to pay tax imposed by this sub17
title which is not collected pursuant to section
18 103(a),
19 shall submit to the appropriate sales tax admin20
istering authority (in a form prescribed by the Sec-
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1 retary) a report relating to the previous calendar
2 month.
3 ‘‘(2) CONTENTS OF REPORT.—The report re4
quired under paragraph (1) shall set forth—
5 ‘‘(A) the gross payments referred to in sec6
tion 101,
7 ‘‘(B) the tax collected under chapter 4 in
8 connection with such payments,
9 ‘‘(C) the amount and type of any credit
10 claimed, and
11 ‘‘(D) other information reasonably required
12 by the Secretary or the sales tax administering
13 authority for the administration, collection, and
14 remittance of the tax imposed by this subtitle.
15 ‘‘(b) TAX PAYMENTS DATE.—
16 ‘‘(1) GENERAL RULE.—The tax imposed by this
17 subtitle during any calendar month is due and shall
18 be paid to the appropriate sales tax administering
19 authority on or before the 15th day of the suc20
ceeding month. Both Federal tax imposed by this
21 subtitle and confirming State sales tax (if any) shall
22 be paid in 1 aggregate payment.
23 ‘‘(2) CROSS REFERENCE.—See subsection (e)
24 relating to remitting of separate segregated funds
25 for sellers that are not small sellers.
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1 ‘‘(c) EXTENSIONS FOR FILING REPORTS.—
2 ‘‘(1) AUTOMATIC EXTENSIONS FOR NOT MORE
3 THAN 30 DAYS.—On application, an extension of not
4 more than 30 days to file reports under subsection
5 (a) shall be automatically granted.
6 ‘‘(2) OTHER EXTENSIONS.—On application, ex7
tensions of 30 to 60 days to file such reports shall
8 be liberally granted by the sales tax administering
9 authority for reasonable cause. Extensions greater
10 than 60 days may be granted by the sales tax ad11
ministering authority to avoid hardship.
12 ‘‘(3) NO EXTENSION FOR PAYMENT OF
13 TAXES.—Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2),
14 no extension shall be granted with respect to the
15 time for paying or remitting the taxes under this
16 subtitle.
17 ‘‘(d) TELEPHONE REPORTING OF VIOLATIONS.—The
18 Secretary shall establish a system under which a violation
19 of this subtitle can be brought to the attention of the sales
20 tax administering authority for investigation through the
21 use of a toll-free telephone number and otherwise.
22 ‘‘(e) SEPARATE SEGREGATED ACCOUNTS.—
23 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Any registered seller that
24 is not a small seller shall deposit all sales taxes col25
lected pursuant to section 103 in a particular week
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1 in a separate segregated account maintained at a
2 bank or other financial institution within 3 business
3 days of the end of such week. Said registered seller
4 shall also maintain in that account sufficient funds
5 to meet the bank or financial institution minimum
6 balance requirements, if any, and to pay account
7 fees and costs.
8 ‘‘(2) SMALL SELLER.—For purposes of this
9 subsection, a small seller is any person that has not
10 collected $20,000 or more of the taxes imposed by
11 this subtitle in any of the previous 12 months.
12 ‘‘(3) LARGE SELLERS.—Any seller that has col13
lected $100,000 or more of the taxes imposed by
14 this subtitle in any of the previous 12 months is a
15 large seller. A large seller shall remit to the sales tax
16 administering authority the entire balance of depos17
ited taxes in its separate segregated account on the
18 first business day following the end of the calendar
19 week. The Secretary may by regulation require the
20 electronic transfer of funds due from large sellers.
21 ‘‘(4) WEEK.—For purposes of this subsection,
22 the term ‘week’ shall mean the 7-day period ending
23 on a Friday.
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1 ‘‘(f) DETERMINATION OF REPORT FILING DATE.—
2 A report filed pursuant to subsection (a) shall be deemed
3 filed when—
4 ‘‘(1) deposited in the United States mail, post5
age prepaid, addressed to the sales tax administering
6 authority,
7 ‘‘(2) delivered and accepted at the offices of the
8 sales tax administering authority,
9 ‘‘(3) provided to a designated commercial pri10
vate courier service for delivery within 2 days to the
11 sales tax administering authority at the address of
12 the sales tax administering authority, or
13 ‘‘(4) by other means permitted by the Sec14
retary.
15 ‘‘(g) SECURITY REQUIREMENTS.—A large seller
16 (within the meaning of subsection (e)(3)) shall be required
17 to provide security in an amount equal to the greater of
18 $100,000 or one and one-half times the seller’s average
19 monthly tax liability during the previous 6 calendar
20 months. Security may be a cash bond, a bond from a sur21
ety company approved by the Secretary, a certificate of
22 deposit, or a State or United States Treasury bond. A
23 bond qualifying under this subsection must be a con24
tinuing instrument for each calendar year (or portion
25 thereof) that the bond is in effect. The bond must remain
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1 in effect until the surety or sureties are released and dis2
charged. Failure to provide security in accordance with
3 this section shall result in revocation of the seller’s section
4 502 registration. If a person who has provided security
5 pursuant to this subsection—
6 ‘‘(1) fails to pay an amount indicated in a final
7 notice of amount due under this subtitle (within the
8 meaning of section 605(d)),
9 ‘‘(2) no Taxpayer Assistance Order is in effect
10 relating to the amount due,
11 ‘‘(3) either the time for filing an appeal pursu12
ant to section 604 has passed or the appeal was de13
nied, and
14 ‘‘(4) the amount due is not being litigated in
15 any judicial forum,
16 then the security or part of the security, as the case may
17 be, may be forfeited in favor of the Secretary to the extent
18 of such tax due (plus interest if any).
19 ‘‘(h) REWARDS PROGRAM.—The Secretary is author20
ized to maintain a program of awards wherein individuals
21 that assist the Secretary or sales tax administering au22
thorities in discovering or prosecuting tax fraud may be
23 remunerated.
24 ‘‘(i) CROSS REFERENCE.—For interest due on taxes
25 remitted late, see section 6601.
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1 ‘‘SEC. 502. REGISTRATION.
2 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Any person liable to collect and
3 remit taxes pursuant to section 103(a) who is engaged in
4 a trade or business shall register as a seller with the sales
5 tax administering authority administering the taxes im6
posed by this subtitle.
7 ‘‘(b) AFFILIATED FIRMS.—Affiliated firms shall be
8 treated as 1 person for purposes of this section. Affiliated
9 firms may elect, upon giving notice to the Secretary in
10 a form prescribed by the Secretary, to treat separate firms
11 as separate persons for purposes of this subtitle.
12 ‘‘(c) DESIGNATION OF TAX MATTERS PERSON.—
13 Every person registered pursuant to subsection (a) shall
14 designate a tax matters person who shall be an individual
15 whom the sales tax administering authority may contact
16 regarding tax matters. Each person registered must pro17
vide notice of a change in the identity of the tax matters
18 person within 30 days of said change.
19 ‘‘(d) EFFECT OF FAILURE TO REGISTER.—Any per20
son that is required to register and who fails to do so is
21 prohibited from selling taxable property or services. The
22 Secretary or a sales tax administering authority may bring
23 an action seeking a temporary restraining order, an in24
junction, or such other order as may be appropriate to
25 enforce this section.
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1 ‘‘SEC. 503. ACCOUNTING.
2 ‘‘(a) CASH METHOD TO BE USED GENERALLY.—
3 Registered sellers and other persons shall report trans4
actions using the cash method of accounting unless an
5 election to use the accrual method of accounting is made
6 pursuant to subsection (b).
7 ‘‘(b) ELECTION TO USE ACCRUAL METHOD.—A per8
son may elect with respect to a calender year to remit
9 taxes and report transactions with respect to the month
10 where a sale was invoiced and accrued.
11 ‘‘(c) CROSS REFERENCE.—See section 205 for rules
12 relating to bad debts for sellers electing the accrual meth13
od
14 ‘‘SEC. 504. PENALTIES.
15 ‘‘(a) FAILURE TO REGISTER.—Each person who is
16 required to register pursuant to section 502 but fails to
17 do so prior to notification by the sales tax administering
18 authority shall be liable for a penalty of $500.
19 ‘‘(b) RECKLESS OR WILLFUL FAILURE TO COLLECT
20 TAX.—
21 ‘‘(1) CIVIL PENALTY; FRAUD.—Each person
22 who is required to and recklessly or willfully fails to
23 collect taxes imposed by this subtitle shall be liable
24 for a penalty equal to the greater of $500 or 20 per25
cent of tax not collected.
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1 ‘‘(2) CRIMINAL PENALTY.—Each person who is
2 required to and willfully fails as part of a trade or
3 business to collect taxes imposed by this subtitle
4 may be fined an amount up to the amount deter5
mined in accordance with paragraph (1) or impris6
oned for a period of not more than 1 year or both.
7 ‘‘(c) RECKLESS OR WILLFUL ASSERTION OF INVALID
8 EXEMPTION.—
9 ‘‘(1) CIVIL PENALTY; FRAUD.—Each person
10 who recklessly or willfully asserts an invalid inter11
mediate or export sales exemption from the taxes
12 imposed by this subtitle shall be liable for a penalty
13 equal to the greater of $500 or 20 percent of the tax
14 not collected or remitted.
15 ‘‘(2) CRIMINAL PENALTY.—Each person who
16 willfully asserts an invalid intermediate or export
17 sales exemption from the taxes imposed by this sub18
title may be fined an amount up to the amount de19
termined in accordance with paragraph (1) or im20
prisoned for a period of not more than 1 year or
21 both.
22 ‘‘(d) RECKLESS OR WILLFUL FAILURE TO REMIT
23 TAX COLLECTED.—
24 ‘‘(1) CIVIL PENALTY; FRAUD.—Each person
25 who is required to and recklessly or willfully fails to
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1 remit taxes imposed by this subtitle and collected
2 from purchasers shall be liable for a penalty equal
3 to the greater of $1,000 or 50 percent of the tax not
4 remitted.
5 ‘‘(2) CRIMINAL PENALTY.—Each person who
6 willfully fails to remit taxes imposed by this subtitle
7 and collected from purchasers may be fined an
8 amount up to the amount determined in accordance
9 with paragraph (1) or imprisoned for a period of not
10 more than 2 years or both.
11 ‘‘(e) RECKLESS OR WILLFUL FAILURE TO PAY
12 TAX.—Each person who is required to and recklessly or
13 willfully fails to pay taxes imposed by this subtitle shall
14 be liable for a penalty equal to the greater of $500 or
15 20 percent of the tax not paid.
16 ‘‘(f) PENALTY FOR LATE FILING.—
17 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—In the case of a failure by
18 any person who is required to and fails to file a re19
port required by section 501 on or before the due
20 date (determined with regard to any extension) for
21 such report, such person shall pay a penalty for each
22 month or fraction thereof that said report is late
23 equal to the greater of—
24 ‘‘(A) $50, or
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1 ‘‘(B) 0.5 percent of the gross payments re2
quired to be shown on the report.
3 ‘‘(2) INCREASED PENALTY ON RETURNS FILED
4 AFTER WRITTEN INQUIRY.—The amount of the pen5
alty under paragraph (1) shall be doubled with re6
spect to any report filed after a written inquiry with
7 respect to such report is received by the taxpayer
8 from the sales tax administering authority.
9 ‘‘(3) LIMITATION.—The penalty imposed under
10 this subsection shall not exceed 12 percent.
11 ‘‘(4) EXCEPTIONS.—
12 ‘‘(A) REASONABLE CAUSE.—No penalty
13 shall be imposed under this subsection with re14
spect to any failure if it is shown that such fail15
ure is due to reasonable cause.
16 ‘‘(B) OTHER WAIVER AUTHORITY.—In ad17
dition to penalties not imposed by reason of
18 subparagraph (A), the sales tax administering
19 authority, on application, shall waive the pen20
alty imposed by paragraph (1) once per reg21
istered person per 24-month period. The pre22
ceding sentence shall not apply to a penalty de23
termined under paragraph (2).
24 ‘‘(g) PENALTY FOR WILLFULLY OR RECKLESSLY AC25
CEPTING A FALSE INTERMEDIATE OR EXPORT SALES
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1 CERTIFICATE.—A person who willingly or recklessly ac2
cepts a false intermediate or export sales certificate shall
3 pay a penalty equal to 20 percent of the tax not collected
4 by reason of said acceptance.
5 ‘‘(h) PENALTY FOR LATE REMITTANCE OF TAXES.—
6 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—A person who is required
7 to timely remit taxes imposed by this subtitle and
8 remits taxes more than 1 month after such taxes are
9 due shall pay a penalty equal to 1 percent per month
10 (or fraction thereof) from the due date.
11 ‘‘(2) LIMITATION.—The penalty imposed under
12 this subsection shall not exceed 24 percent.
13 ‘‘(3) EXCEPTIONS FOR REASONABLE CAUSE.—
14 No penalty shall be imposed under paragraph (1)
15 with respect to any late remittance if it is shown
16 that such late remittance is due to reasonable cause.
17 ‘‘(i) PENALTY FOR FILING FALSE REBATE CLAIM.—
18 ‘‘(1) CIVIL PENALTY; FRAUD.—A person who
19 willingly or recklessly files a false claim for a family
20 consumption allowance rebate (within the meaning
21 of chapter 3) shall—
22 ‘‘(A) pay a penalty equal to the greater of
23 $500 or 50 percent of the claimed annual re24
bate amount not actually due, and
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1 ‘‘(B) repay any rebates received as a result
2 of the false rebate claim (together with inter3
est).
4 ‘‘(2) CRIMINAL PENALTY.—A person who will5
ingly files a false claim for a family consumption al6
lowance rebate (within the meaning of chapter 3)
7 may be fined an amount up to the amount deter8
mined in accordance with paragraph (1) or impris9
oned for a period not more than 1 year or both.
10 ‘‘(j) PENALTY FOR BAD CHECK.—If any check or
11 money order in payment of any amount receivable under
12 this subtitle is not duly paid, in addition to other penalties
13 provided by law, the person who tendered such check shall
14 pay a penalty equal to the greater of—
15 ‘‘(1) $25, or
16 ‘‘(2) two percent of the amount of such check.
17 ‘‘(k) PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO MAINTAIN A SEPA18
RATE SEGREGATED ACCOUNT.—Any person required to
19 maintain a separate segregated account pursuant to sec20
tion 501(e) that fails to maintain such a separate seg21
regated account shall pay a penalty of $1,000.
22 ‘‘(l) PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO DEPOSIT COL23
LECTED TAXES IN A SEPARATE SEGREGATED AC24
COUNT.—Any person required to deposit collected taxes
25 into a separate segregated account maintained pursuant
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1 to section 501(e) that fails to timely deposit said taxes
2 into the separate segregated account shall pay a penalty
3 equal to 1 percent of the amount required to be deposited.
4 The penalty imposed by the previous sentence shall be tri5
pled unless said taxes have been deposited in the separate
6 segregated account or remitted to the sales tax admin7
istering authority within 16 days of the date said deposit
8 was due.
9 ‘‘(m) JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY FOR TAX MAT10
TERS PERSON AND RESPONSIBLE OFFICERS.—The tax
11 matters person (designated pursuant to section 502(c))
12 and responsible officers or partners of a firm shall be
13 jointly and severally liable for the tax imposed by this sub14
title and penalties imposed by this subtitle.
15 ‘‘(n) RIGHT OF CONTRIBUTION.—If more than 1 per16
son is liable with respect to any tax or penalty imposed
17 by this subtitle, each person who paid such tax or penalty
18 shall be entitled to recover from other persons who are
19 liable for such tax or penalty an amount equal to the ex20
cess of the amount paid by such person over such person’s
21 proportionate share of the tax or penalty.
22 ‘‘(o) CIVIL PENALTIES AND CRIMINAL FINES NOT
23 EXCLUSIVE.—
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1 ‘‘(1) CIVIL PENALTY.—The fact that a civil
2 penalty has been imposed shall not prevent the im3
position of a criminal fine.
4 ‘‘(2) CRIMINAL FINE.—The fact that a criminal
5 fine has been imposed shall not prevent the imposi6
tion of a civil penalty.
7 ‘‘(p) CONFIDENTIALITY.—Any person who violates
8 the requirements relating to confidentiality of tax informa9
tion (as provided in section 605(e)) may be fined up to
10 $10,000 or imprisoned for a period of not more than 1
11 year, or both.
12 ‘‘(q) CROSS REFERENCE.—For interest due on late
13 payments, see section 6601.
14 ‘‘SEC. 505. BURDEN OF PERSUASION AND BURDEN OF PRO15
DUCTION.
16 ‘‘In all disputes concerning taxes imposed by this sub17
title, the person engaged in a dispute with the sales tax
18 administering authority or the Secretary, as the case may
19 be, shall have the burden of production of documents and
20 records but the sales tax administering authority or the
21 Secretary shall have the burden of persuasion. In all dis22
putes concerning an exemption claimed by a purchaser,
23 if the seller has on file an intermediate sale or export sale
24 certificate from the purchaser and did not have reasonable
25 cause to believe that the certificate was improperly pro-
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1 vided by the purchaser with respect to such purchase
2 (within the meaning of section 103), then the burden of
3 production of documents and records relating to that ex4
emption shall rest with the purchaser and not with the
5 seller.
6 ‘‘SEC. 506. ATTORNEYS’ AND ACCOUNTANCY FEES.
7 ‘‘In all disputes concerning taxes imposed by this sub8
title, the person engaged in a dispute with the sales tax
9 administering authority or the Secretary, as the case may
10 be, shall be entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees, account11
ancy fees, and other reasonable professional fees incurred
12 in direct relation to the dispute unless the sales tax admin13
istering authority or the Secretary establishes that its po14
sition was substantially justified.
15 ‘‘SEC. 507. SUMMONS, EXAMINATIONS, AUDITS, ETC.
16 ‘‘(a) SUMMONS.—Persons are subject to administra17
tive summons by the sales tax administering authority for
18 records, documents, and testimony required by the sales
19 tax administering authority to accurately determine liabil20
ity for tax under this subtitle. A summons shall be served
21 by the sales tax administering authority by an attested
22 copy delivered in hand to the person to whom it is directed
23 or left at his last known address. The summons shall de24
scribe with reasonable certainty what is sought.
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1 ‘‘(b) EXAMINATIONS AND AUDITS.—The sales tax ad2
ministering authority has the authority to conduct at a
3 reasonable time and place examinations and audits of per4
sons who are or may be liable to collect and remit tax
5 imposed by this subtitle and to examine the books, papers,
6 records, or other data of such persons which may be rel7
evant or material to the determination of tax due.
8 ‘‘(c) LIMITATION ON AUTHORITY IN CASE OF REFER9
RAL.—No administrative summons may be issued by the
10 sales tax administering authority and no action be com11
menced to enforce an administrative summons with re12
spect to any person if a Justice Department referral or
13 referral to a State Attorney General’s Office is in effect
14 with respect to such person relating to a tax imposed by
15 this subtitle. Such referral is in effect with respect to any
16 person if the sales tax administering authority or the Sec17
retary has recommended to the Justice Department or a
18 State Attorney General’s Office a grand jury investigation
19 of such person or a criminal prosecution of such person
20 that contemplates criminal sanctions under this title. A
21 referral shall be terminated when—
22 ‘‘(1) the Justice Department or a State Attor23
ney General’s Office notifies the sales tax admin24
istering authority or the Secretary that he will not—
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1 ‘‘(A) prosecute such person for any offense
2 connected with the internal revenue laws,
3 ‘‘(B) authorize a grand jury investigation
4 of such person with respect to such offense, or
5 ‘‘(C) continue such a grand jury investiga6
tion, or
7 ‘‘(2) a final disposition has been made of any
8 criminal proceeding connected with the internal rev9
enue laws, or conforming State sales tax, against
10 such person.
11 ‘‘SEC. 508. RECORDS.
12 ‘‘Any person liable to remit taxes pursuant to this
13 subtitle shall keep records (including a record of all section
14 509 receipts provided, complete records of intermediate
15 and export sales, including purchaser’s intermediate and
16 export sales certificates and tax number and the net of
17 tax amount of purchase) sufficient to determine the
18 amounts reported, collected, and remitted for a period of
19 6 years after the latter of the filing of the report for which
20 the records formed the basis or when the report was due
21 to be filed. Any purchaser who purchased taxable property
22 or services but did not pay tax by reason of asserting an
23 intermediate and export sales exemption shall keep records
24 sufficient to determine whether said exemption was valid
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1 for a period of 7 years after the purchase of taxable prop2
erty or services.
3 ‘‘SEC. 509. TAX TO BE SEPARATELY STATED AND CHARGED.
4 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—For each purchase of taxable
5 property or services for which a tax is imposed by section
6 101, the seller shall charge the tax imposed by section 101
7 separately from the purchase. For purchase of taxable
8 property or services for which a tax is imposed by section
9 101, the seller shall provide to the purchaser a receipt for
10 each transaction that includes—
11 ‘‘(1) the property or services price exclusive of
12 tax;
13 ‘‘(2) the amount of tax paid;
14 ‘‘(3) the property or service price inclusive of
15 tax;
16 ‘‘(4) the tax rate (the amount of tax paid (per
17 paragraph (2)) divided by the property or service
18 price inclusive of tax (per paragraph (3));
19 ‘‘(5) the date that the good or service was sold;
20 ‘‘(6) the name of the vendor; and
21 ‘‘(7) the vendor registration number.
22 ‘‘(b) VENDING MACHINE EXCEPTION.—The require23
ments of subsection (a) shall be inapplicable in the case
24 of sales by vending machines. Vending machines for pur25
poses of this subsection are machines—
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1 ‘‘(1) that dispense taxable property in exchange
2 for coins or currency; and
3 ‘‘(2) that sell no single item exceeding $10 per
4 unit in price.
5 ‘‘(c) FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION SERVICES EXCEP6
TION.—The requirements of subsection (a) shall be inap7
plicable in the case of sales financial intermediation serv8
ice. Receipts shall be issued when the tax is imposed (in
9 accordance with section 803 (relating to timing of tax on
10 financial intermediation services)).
11 ‘‘SEC. 510. COORDINATION WITH TITLE 11.
12 ‘‘No addition to tax shall be made under section 504
13 with respect to a period during which a case is pending
14 under title 11, United States Code—
15 ‘‘(1) if such tax was incurred by the estate and
16 the failure occurred pursuant to an order of the
17 court finding probable insufficiency of funds of the
18 estate to pay administrative expenses; or
19 ‘‘(2) if—
20 ‘‘(A) such tax was incurred by the debtor
21 before the earlier of the order for relief or (in
22 the involuntary case) the appointment of a
23 trustee; and
24 ‘‘(B) the petition was filed before the due
25 date prescribed by law (including extensions)
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1 for filing a return of such tax, or the date for
2 making the addition to tax occurs on or after
3 the date the petition was filed.
4 ‘‘SEC. 511. APPLICABLE INTEREST RATE.
5 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—
6 ‘‘(1) FEDERAL SHORT-TERM RATE.—In the
7 case of a debt instrument, investment, financing
8 lease, or account with a term of not over 3 years,
9 the applicable interest rate is the Federal short-term
10 rate.
11 ‘‘(2) FEDERAL MID-TERM RATE.—In the case
12 of a debt instrument, investment, financing lease, or
13 account with a term of over 3 years but not over 9
14 years, the applicable interest rate is the Federal
15 mid-term rate.
16 ‘‘(3) FEDERAL LONG-TERM RATE.—In the case
17 of a debt instrument, investment, financing lease, or
18 account with a term of over 9 years, the applicable
19 interest rate is the Federal long-term rate.
20 ‘‘(b) FEDERAL SHORT-TERM RATE.—The Federal
21 short-term rate shall be the rate determined by the Sec22
retary based on the average market yield (selected by the
23 Secretary and ending in the calendar month in which the
24 determination is made during any one month) on out-
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1 standing marketable obligations of the United States with
2 remaining periods to maturity of 3 years or fewer.
3 ‘‘(c) FEDERAL MID-TERM RATE.—The Federal mid4
term rate shall be the rate determined by the Secretary
5 based on the average market yield (selected by the Sec6
retary and ending in the calendar month in which the de7
termination is made during any 1 month) on outstanding
8 marketable obligations of the United States with remain9
ing periods to maturity of more than 3 years and not over
10 9 years.
11 ‘‘(d) FEDERAL LONG-TERM RATE.—The Federal
12 long-term rate shall be the rate determined by the Sec13
retary based on the average market yield (selected by the
14 Secretary and ending in the calendar month in which the
15 determination is made during any 1 month) on out16
standing marketable obligations of the United States with
17 remaining periods to maturity of over 9 years.
18 ‘‘(e) DETERMINATION OF RATES.—During each cal19
endar month, the Secretary shall determine the Federal
20 short-term rate, the Federal mid-term rate and the Fed21
eral long-term rate which shall apply during the following
22 calendar month.
23 ‘‘CHAPTER 6—COLLECTIONS; APPEALS;
24 TAXPAYER RIGHTS
‘‘Sec. 601. Collections.
‘‘Sec. 602. Power to levy, etc.
‘‘Sec. 603. Problem resolution offices.
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‘‘Sec. 604. Appeals.
‘‘Sec. 605. Taxpayer rights.
‘‘Sec. 606. Installment agreements compromises.
1 ‘‘SEC. 601. COLLECTIONS.
2 ‘‘The sales tax administering authority shall collect
3 the taxes imposed by this subtitle, except as provided in
4 section 404 (relating to Federal administration in certain
5 States).
6 ‘‘SEC. 602. POWER TO LEVY, ETC.
7 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The sales tax administering au8
thority may levy and seize property, garnish wages or sal9
ary and file liens to collect amounts due under this sub10
title, pursuant to enforcement of—
11 ‘‘(1) a judgment duly rendered by a court of
12 law;
13 ‘‘(2) an amount due if the taxpayer has failed
14 to exercise his appeals rights under section 604; or
15 ‘‘(3) an amount due if the appeals process de16
termined that an amount remained due and the tax17
payer has failed to timely petition the Tax Court for
18 relief.
19 ‘‘(b) EXEMPTION FROM LEVY, SEIZURE, AND GAR20
NISHMENTS.—There shall be exempt from levy, seizure,
21 and garnishment or penalty in connection with any tax
22 imposed by this subtitle—
23 ‘‘(1) wearing apparel, school books, fuel, provi24
sions, furniture, personal effects, tools of a trade or
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1 profession, livestock in a household up to an aggre2
gate value of $15,000; and
3 ‘‘(2) monthly money income equal to 150 per4
cent of the monthly poverty level (as defined in sec5
tion 303).
6 ‘‘(c) LIENS TO BE TIMELY RELEASED.—Subject to
7 such reasonable regulations as the Secretary may provide,
8 any lien imposed with respect to a tax imposed by this
9 title shall be released not later than 30 days after—
10 ‘‘(1) the liability was satisfied or became unen11
forceable; or
12 ‘‘(2) a bond was accepted as security.
13 ‘‘SEC. 603. PROBLEM RESOLUTION OFFICES.
14 ‘‘(a) PROBLEM RESOLUTION OFFICE TO BE ESTAB15
LISHED.—Each sales tax administering authority shall es16
tablish an independent Problem Resolution Office and ap17
point an adequate number of problem resolution officers.
18 The head of the problem resolution office must be ap19
pointed by, and serve at the pleasure of either the State
20 Governor (in the case of an administering State) or the
21 President of the United States.
22 ‘‘(b) AUTHORITY OF PROBLEM RESOLUTION OFFI23
CERS.—Problem resolution officers shall have the author24
ity to investigate complaints and issue a Taxpayer Assist25
ance Order to administratively enjoin any collection activ-
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1 ity if, in the opinion of the problem resolution officer, said
2 collection activity is reasonably likely to not be in compli3
ance with law or to prevent hardship (other than by reason
4 of having to pay taxes lawfully due). Problem resolution
5 officers shall also have the authority to issue Taxpayer As6
sistance Orders releasing or returning property that has
7 been levied upon or seized, ordering that a lien be released
8 and that garnished wages be returned. A Taxpayer Assist9
ance Order may only be rescinded or modified by the prob10
lem resolution officer that issued it, by the highest official
11 in the relevant sales tax administering authority or by its
12 general counsel upon a finding that the collection activity
13 is justified by clear and convincing evidence. The authority
14 to reverse this Taxpayer Assistance Order may not be del15
egated.
16 ‘‘(c) FORM OF REQUEST FOR TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE
17 ORDER.—The Secretary shall establish a form and proce18
dure to aid persons requesting the assistance of the Prob19
lem Resolution Office and to aid the Problem Resolution
20 Office in understanding the needs of the person seeking
21 assistance. The use of this form, however, shall not be a
22 prerequisite to a problem resolution officer taking action,
23 including issuing a Taxpayer Assistance Order.
24 ‘‘(d) CONTENT OF TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE ORDER.—
25 A Taxpayer Assistance Order shall contain the name of
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1 the problem resolution officer, any provision relating to
2 the running of any applicable period of limitation, the
3 name of the person that the Taxpayer Assistance Order
4 assists, the government office (or employee or officer of
5 said government office) to whom it is directed and the ac6
tion or cessation of action that the Taxpayer Assistance
7 Order requires of said government officer (or employee or
8 officer of said government office). The Taxpayer Assist9
ance Order need not contain findings of fact or its legal
10 basis; however, the problem resolution officer must provide
11 findings of fact and the legal basis for the issuance of the
12 Taxpayer Assistance Order to the sales tax administering
13 authority upon the request of an officer of said authority
14 within 2 weeks of the receipt of such request.
15 ‘‘(e) INDEPENDENCE PROTECTED.—Problem resolu16
tion officers shall not be disciplined or adversely affected
17 for the issuance of administrative injunctions unless a pat18
tern of issuing injunctions that are manifestly unreason19
able is proven in an administrative hearing by a prepon20
derance of the evidence.
21 ‘‘(f) OTHER RIGHTS NOT LIMITED.—Nothing in this
22 section shall limit the authority of the sales tax admin23
istering authority, the registered person or other person
24 from pursuing any legal remedy in any court with jurisdic25
tion over the dispute at issue.
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1 ‘‘(g) LIMITATIONS.—The running of any applicable
2 period of limitation shall be suspended for a period of 8
3 weeks following the issuance of a Taxpayer Assistance
4 Order or, if specified, for a longer period set forth in the
5 Taxpayer Assistance Order provided the suspension does
6 not exceed 6 months.
7 ‘‘SEC. 604. APPEALS.
8 ‘‘(a) ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS.—The sales tax ad9
ministering authority shall establish an administrative ap10
peals process wherein the registered person or other per11
son in disagreement with a decision of the sales tax admin12
istering authority asserting liability for tax is provided a
13 full and fair hearing in connection with any disputes said
14 person has with the sales tax administering authority.
15 ‘‘(b) TIMING OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS.—Said
16 administrative appeal must be made within 60 days of re17
ceiving a final notice of amount due pursuant to section
18 605(d) unless leave for an extension is granted by the ap19
peals officer in a form prescribed by the Secretary. Leave
20 shall be granted to avoid hardship.
21 ‘‘SEC. 605. TAXPAYER RIGHTS.
22 ‘‘(a) RIGHTS TO BE DISCLOSED.—The sales tax ad23
ministering authority shall provide to any person against
24 whom it has—
25 ‘‘(1) commenced an audit or investigation;
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1 ‘‘(2) issued a final notice of amount due;
2 ‘‘(3) filed an administrative lien, levy, or gar3
nishment;
4 ‘‘(4) commenced other collection action;
5 ‘‘(5) commenced an action for civil penalties; or
6 ‘‘(6) any other legal action,
7 a document setting forth in plain English the rights of
8 the person. The document shall explain the administrative
9 appeals process, the authority of the Problem Resolution
10 Office (established pursuant to section 603) and how to
11 contact that Office, the burden of production and persua12
sion that the person and the sales tax administering au13
thority bear (pursuant to section 505), the right of the
14 person to professional fees (pursuant to section 506), the
15 right to record interviews and such other rights as the per16
son may possess under this subtitle. Said document will
17 also set forth the procedures for entering into an install18
ment agreement.
19 ‘‘(b) RIGHT TO PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE.—In all
20 dealings with the sales tax administering authority, a per21
son shall have the right to assistance, at their own ex22
pense, of 1 or more professional advisors.
23 ‘‘(c) RIGHT TO RECORD INTERVIEWS.—Any person
24 who is interviewed by an agent of the sales tax admin-
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1 istering authority shall have the right to video or audio
2 tape the interview at the person’s own expense.
3 ‘‘(d) RIGHT TO FINAL NOTICE OF AMOUNT DUE.—
4 No collection or enforcement action will be commenced
5 against a person until 30 days after they have been pro6
vided with a final notice of amount due under this subtitle
7 by the sales tax administering authority. The final notice
8 of amount due shall set forth the amount of tax due (along
9 with any interest and penalties due) and the factual and
10 legal basis for such amounts being due with sufficient
11 specificity that such basis can be understood by a reason12
able person who is not a tax professional reading the no13
tice. The final notice shall be sent by certified mail, return
14 receipt requested, to—
15 ‘‘(1) the address last provided by a registered
16 seller; or
17 ‘‘(2) the best available address to a person who
18 is not a registered seller.
19 ‘‘(e) CONFIDENTIALITY OF TAX INFORMATION.—
20 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—All reports and report in21
formation (related to any internal revenue law) shall
22 be confidential and except as authorized by this
23 title—
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1 ‘‘(A) no officer or employee (including
2 former officers and employees) of the United
3 States;
4 ‘‘(B) no officer or employee (including
5 former officers and employees) of any State or
6 local agency who has had access to returns or
7 return information; and
8 ‘‘(C) no other person who has had access
9 to returns or return information;
10 shall disclose any report or report information ob11
tained by him in any manner in connection with his
12 service as such officer or employee or otherwise.
13 ‘‘(2) DESIGNEES.—The sales tax administering
14 authority may, subject to such requirements as the
15 Secretary may impose, disclose the report and report
16 information of a person to that person or persons as
17 that person may designate to receive said informa18
tion or return.
19 ‘‘(3) OTHER SALES TAX ADMINISTERING AU20
THORITIES.—A sales tax administering authority
21 may impose, disclose the report and report informa22
tion to another sales tax administering authority.
23 ‘‘(4) INCOMPETENCY.—A sales tax admin24
istering authority may, subject to such requirements
25 as the Secretary may impose, disclose the report and
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1 report information to the committee, trustee, or
2 guardian of a person who is incompetent.
3 ‘‘(5) DECEASED PERSONS.—A sales tax admin4
istering authority may, subject to such requirements
5 as the Secretary may impose, disclose the report and
6 report information to the decedent’s—
7 ‘‘(A) administrator, executor, estate trust8
ee, or
9 ‘‘(B) heir at law, next of kin, or beneficiary
10 under a will who has a material interest that
11 will be affected by the information.
12 ‘‘(6) BANKRUPTCY.—A sales tax administering
13 authority may, subject to such requirements as the
14 Secretary may impose, disclose the report and report
15 information to a person’s trustee in bankruptcy.
16 ‘‘(7) CONGRESS.—Upon written request from
17 the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and
18 Means, the Chairman of the Committee on Finance
19 of the Senate, or the Chairman or Chief of Staff of
20 the Joint Committee on Taxation, a sales tax admin21
istering authority shall disclose the report and report
22 information, except that any report or report infor23
mation that can be associated with or otherwise
24 identify a particular person shall be furnished to
25 such committee only when sitting in closed executive
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1 session unless such person otherwise consents in
2 writing to such disclosure.
3 ‘‘(8) WAIVER OF PRIVACY RIGHTS.—A person
4 may waive confidentiality rights provided by this sec5
tion. Such waiver must be in writing.
6 ‘‘(9) INTERNAL USE.—Disclosure of the report
7 or report information by officers or employees of a
8 sales tax administering authority to other officers or
9 employees of a sales tax administering authority in
10 the ordinary course of tax administration activities
11 shall not constitute unlawful disclosure of the report
12 or report information.
13 ‘‘(10) STATISTICAL USE.—Upon request in
14 writing by the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary
15 shall furnish such reports and report information to
16 officers and employees of the Department of Com17
merce as the Secretary may prescribe by regulation
18 for the purposes of, and only to the extent necessary
19 in, the structuring of censuses and national eco20
nomic accounts and conducting related statistical ac21
tivities authorized by law.
22 ‘‘(11) DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY.—Re23
turns and return information shall be open for in24
spection by officers and employees of the Depart25
ment of the Treasury whose official duties require
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1 such inspection or disclosure for the purpose of, and
2 only to the extent necessary for, preparing economic
3 or financial forecasts, projections, analyses, or esti4
mates. Such inspection or disclosure shall be per5
mitted only upon written request that sets forth the
6 reasons why such inspection or disclosure is nec7
essary and is signed by the head of the bureau or
8 office of the Department of the Treasury requesting
9 the inspection or disclosure.
10 ‘‘SEC. 606. INSTALLMENT AGREEMENTS; COMPROMISES.
11 ‘‘The sales tax administering authority is authorized
12 to enter into written agreements with any person under
13 which the person is allowed to satisfy liability for payment
14 of any tax under this subtitle (and penalties and interest
15 relating thereto) in installment payments if the sales tax
16 administering authority determines that such agreement
17 will facilitate the collection of such liability. The agree18
ment shall remain in effect for the term of the agreement
19 unless the information that the person provided to the
20 sales tax administering authority was materially inac21
curate or incomplete. The sales tax administering author22
ity may compromise any amounts alleged to be due.
23 ‘‘CHAPTER 7—SPECIAL RULES
‘‘Sec. 701. Hobby activities.
‘‘Sec. 702. Gaming activities.
‘‘Sec. 703. Government purchases.
‘‘Sec. 704. Government enterprises.
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‘‘Sec. 705. Mixed use property.
‘‘Sec. 706. Not-for-profit organizations.
1 ‘‘SEC. 701. HOBBY ACTIVITIES.
2 ‘‘(a) HOBBY ACTIVITIES.—Neither the exemption af3
forded by section 102 for intermediate sales nor the cred4
its available pursuant to section 202 or 203 shall be avail5
able for any taxable property or service purchased for use
6 in an activity if that activity is not engaged in for-profit.
7 ‘‘(b) STATUS DEEMED.—If the activity has received
8 gross payments for the sale of taxable property or services
9 that exceed the sum of—
10 ‘‘(1) taxable property and services purchased;
11 ‘‘(2) wages and salary paid; and
12 ‘‘(3) taxes (of any type) paid,
13 in 2 or more of the most recent 3 calendar years during
14 which it operated when the business activity shall be con15
clusively deemed to be engaged in for profit.
16 ‘‘SEC. 702. GAMING ACTIVITIES.
17 ‘‘(a) REGISTRATION.—Any person selling 1 or more
18 chances is a gaming sponsor and shall register, in a form
19 prescribed by the Secretary, with the sales tax admin20
istering authority as a gaming sponsor.
21 ‘‘(b) CHANCE DEFINED.—For purposes of this sec22
tion, the term ‘chance’ means a lottery ticket, a raffle tick23
et, chips, other tokens, a bet or bets placed, a wager or
24 wagers placed, or any similar device where the purchase
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1 of the right gives rise to an obligation by the gaming spon2
sor to pay upon the occurrence of—
3 ‘‘(1) a random or unpredictable event; or
4 ‘‘(2) an event over which neither the gaming
5 sponsor nor the person purchasing the chance has
6 control over the outcome.
7 ‘‘(c) CHANCES NOT TAXABLE PROPERTY OR SERV8
ICE.—Notwithstanding any other provision in this sub9
title, a chance is not taxable property or services for pur10
poses of section 101.
11 ‘‘(d) TAX ON GAMING SERVICES IMPOSED.—A 23-
12 percent tax is hereby imposed on the taxable gaming serv13
ices of a gaming sponsor. This tax shall be paid and remit14
ted by the gaming sponsor. The tax shall be remitted by
15 the 15th day of each month with respect to taxable gaming
16 services during the previous calendar month.
17 ‘‘(e) TAXABLE GAMING SERVICES DEFINED.—For
18 purposes of this section, the term ‘taxable gaming services’
19 means—
20 ‘‘(1) gross receipts of the gaming sponsor from
21 the sale of chances, minus
22 ‘‘(2) the sum of—
23 ‘‘(A) total gaming payoffs to chance pur24
chasers (or their designees); and
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1 ‘‘(B) gaming specific taxes (other than the
2 tax imposed by this section) imposed by the
3 Federal, State, or local government.
4 ‘‘SEC. 703. GOVERNMENT PURCHASES.
5 ‘‘(a) GOVERNMENT PURCHASES.—
6 ‘‘(1) PURCHASES BY THE FEDERAL GOVERN7
MENT.—Purchases by the Federal Government of
8 taxable property and services shall be subject to the
9 tax imposed by section 101.
10 ‘‘(2) PURCHASE BY STATE GOVERNMENTS AND
11 THEIR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS.—Purchases by
12 State governments and their political subdivisions of
13 taxable property and services shall be subject to the
14 tax imposed by section 101.
15 ‘‘(b) CROSS REFERENCES.—For purchases by gov16
ernment enterprises see section 704.
17 ‘‘SEC. 704. GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES.
18 ‘‘(a) GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES TO COLLECT AND
19 REMIT TAXES ON SALES.—Nothing in this subtitle shall
20 be construed to exempt any Federal, State, or local gov21
ernmental unit or political subdivision (whether or not the
22 State is an administering State) operating a government
23 enterprise from collecting and remitting tax imposed by
24 this subtitle on any sale of taxable property or services.,
25 Government enterprises shall comply with all duties im-
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1 posed by this subtitle and shall be liable for penalties and
2 subject to enforcement action in the same manner as pri3
vate persons that are not government enterprises.
4 ‘‘(b) GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISE.—Any entity owned
5 or operated by a Federal, State, or local governmental unit
6 or political subdivision that receives gross payments from
7 private persons is a government enterprise, except that a
8 government-owned entity shall not become a government
9 enterprise for purposes of this section unless in any quar10
ter it has revenues from selling taxable property or serv11
ices that exceed $2,500.
12 ‘‘(c) GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES INTERMEDIATE
13 SALES.—
14 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Government enterprises
15 shall not be subject to tax on purchases that would
16 not be subject to tax pursuant to section 102(b) if
17 the government enterprise were a private enterprise.
18 ‘‘(2) EXCEPTION.—Government enterprises
19 may not use the exemption afforded by section
20 102(b) to serve as a conduit for tax-free purchases
21 by government units that would otherwise be subject
22 to taxation on purchases pursuant to section 703.
23 Transfers of taxable property or services purchased
24 exempt from tax from a government enterprise to
25 such government unit shall be taxable.
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1 ‘‘(d) SEPARATE BOOKS OF ACCOUNT.—Any govern2
ment enterprise must maintain books of account, separate
3 from the nonenterprise government accounts, maintained
4 in accordance with generally accepted accounting prin5
ciples.
6 ‘‘(e) TRADE OR BUSINESS.—A government enterprise
7 shall be treated as a trade or business for purposes of this
8 subtitle.
9 ‘‘(f) ENTERPRISE SUBSIDIES CONSTITUTE TAXABLE
10 PURCHASE.—A transfer of funds to a government enter11
prise by a government entity without full consideration
12 shall constitute a taxable government purchase with the
13 meaning of section 703 to the extent that the transfer of
14 funds exceeds the fair market value of the consideration.
15 ‘‘SEC. 705. MIXED USE PROPERTY.
16 ‘‘(a) MIXED USE PROPERTY OR SERVICE.—
17 ‘‘(1) MIXED USE PROPERTY OR SERVICE DE18
FINED.—For purposes of this section, the term
19 ‘mixed use property or service’ is a taxable property
20 or taxable service used for both taxable use or con21
sumption and for a purpose that would not be sub22
ject to tax pursuant to section 102(a)(1).
23 ‘‘(2) TAXABLE THRESHOLD.—Mixed use prop24
erty or service shall be subject to tax notwith25
standing section 102(a)(1) unless such property or
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1 service is used more than 95 percent for purposes
2 that would give rise to an exemption pursuant to
3 section 102(a)(1) during each calendar year (or por4
tions thereof) it is owned.
5 ‘‘(3) MIXED USE PROPERTY OR SERVICES
6 CREDIT.—A person registered pursuant to section
7 502 is entitled to a business use conversion credit
8 (pursuant to section 202) equal to the product of—
9 ‘‘(A) the mixed use property amount; and
10 ‘‘(B) the business use ratio; and
11 ‘‘(C) the rate of tax imposed by section
12 101.
13 ‘‘(4) MIXED USE PROPERTY AMOUNT.—The
14 mixed use property amount for each month (or frac15
tion thereof) in which the property was owned shall
16 be—
17 ‘‘(A) one-three-hundred-sixtieth of the
18 gross payments for real property for 360
19 months or until the property is sold;
20 ‘‘(B) one-eighty-fourth of the gross pay21
ments for tangible personal property for 84
22 months or until the property is sold;
23 ‘‘(C) one-sixtieth of the gross payments for
24 vehicles for 60 months or until the property is
25 sold; or
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1 ‘‘(D) for other types of taxable property or
2 services, a reasonable amount or in accordance
3 with regulations prescribed by the Secretary.
4 ‘‘(5) BUSINESS USE RATIO.—For purposes of
5 this section, the term ‘business use ratio’ means the
6 ratio of business use to total use for a particular cal7
endar month (or portion thereof if the property was
8 owned for only part of said calendar month). For ve9
hicles, the business use ratio will be the ratio of
10 business purpose miles to total miles in a particular
11 calendar month. For real property, the business use
12 ratio is the ratio of floor space used primarily for
13 business purposes to total floor space in a particular
14 calendar month. For tangible personal property (ex15
cept for vehicles), the business use ratio is the ratio
16 of total time used for business purposes to total time
17 used in a particular calendar year. For other prop18
erty or services, the business ratio shall be cal19
culated using a reasonable method. Reasonable
20 records must be maintained to support a person’s
21 business use of the mixed use property or service.
22 ‘‘(b) TIMING OF BUSINESS USE CONVERSION CRED23
IT ARISING OUT OF OWNERSHIP OF MIXED USE PROP24
ERTY.—A person entitled to a credit pursuant to sub25
section (a)(3) arising out of the ownership of mixed use
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1 property must account for the mixed use on a calendar
2 year basis, and may file for the credit with respect to
3 mixed use property in any month following the calendar
4 year giving rise to the credit.
5 ‘‘(c) CROSS REFERENCE.—For business use conver6
sion credit, see section 202.
7 ‘‘SEC. 706. NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
8 ‘‘(a) NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.—Dues, con9
tributions, and similar payments to qualified not-for-profit
10 organizations shall not be considered gross payments for
11 taxable property or services for purposes of this subtitle.
12 ‘‘(b) DEFINITION.—For purposes of this section, the
13 term ‘qualified not-for-profit organization’ means a not14
for-profit organization organized and operated exclu15
sively—
16 ‘‘(1) for religious, charitable, scientific, testing
17 for public safety, literary, or educational purposes;
18 ‘‘(2) as civic leagues or social welfare organiza19
tions;
20 ‘‘(3) as labor, agricultural, or horticultural or21
ganizations;
22 ‘‘(4) as chambers of commerce, business
23 leagues, or trade associations; or
24 ‘‘(5) as fraternal beneficiary societies, orders, or
25 associations;
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1 no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit
2 of any private shareholder or individual.
3 ‘‘(c) QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATES.—Upon applica4
tion in a form prescribed by the Secretary, the sales tax
5 administering authority shall provide qualification certifi6
cates to qualified not-for-profit organizations.
7 ‘‘(d) TAXABLE TRANSACTIONS.—If a qualified not8
for-profit organization provides taxable property or serv9
ices in connection with contributions, dues, or similar pay10
ments to the organization, then it shall be required to
11 treat the provision of said taxable property or services as
12 a purchase taxable pursuant to this subtitle at the fair
13 market value of said taxable property or services.
14 ‘‘(e) EXEMPTIONS.—Taxable property and services
15 purchased by a qualified not-for-profit organization shall
16 be eligible for the exemptions provided in section 102.
17 ‘‘CHAPTER 8—FINANCIAL
18 INTERMEDIATION SERVICES
‘‘Sec. 801. Determination of financial intermediation services amount.
‘‘Sec. 802. Bad debts.
‘‘Sec. 803. Timing of tax on financial intermediation services.
‘‘Sec. 804. Financing leases.
‘‘Sec. 805. Basic interest rate.
‘‘Sec. 806. Foreign financial intermediation services.
19 ‘‘SEC. 801. DETERMINATION OF FINANCIAL INTERMEDI20
ATION SERVICES AMOUNT.
21 ‘‘(a) FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION SERVICES.—For
22 purposes of this subtitle—
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1 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘financial inter2
mediation services’ means the sum of—
3 ‘‘(A) explicitly charged fees for financial
4 intermediation services, and
5 ‘‘(B) implicitly charged fees for financial
6 intermediation services.
7 ‘‘(2) EXPLICITLY CHARGED FEES FOR FINAN8
CIAL INTERMEDIATION SERVICES.—The term ‘explic9
itly charged fees for financial intermediation serv10
ices’ includes—
11 ‘‘(A) brokerage fees;
12 ‘‘(B) explicitly stated banking, loan origi13
nation, processing, documentation, credit check
14 fees, or other similar fees;
15 ‘‘(C) safe-deposit box fees;
16 ‘‘(D) insurance premiums, to the extent
17 such premiums are not allocable to the invest18
ment account of the underlying insurance pol19
icy;
20 ‘‘(E) trustees’ fees; and
21 ‘‘(F) other financial services fees (includ22
ing mutual fund management, sales, and exit
23 fees).
24 ‘‘(3) IMPLICITLY CHARGED FEES FOR FINAN25
CIAL INTERMEDIATION SERVICES.—
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1 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘implicitly
2 charged fees for financial intermediation serv3
ices’ includes the gross imputed amount in rela4
tion to any underlying interest-bearing invest5
ment, account, or debt.
6 ‘‘(B) GROSS IMPUTED AMOUNT.—For pur7
poses of subparagraph (A), the term ‘gross im8
puted amount’ means—
9 ‘‘(i) with respect to any underlying in10
terest-bearing investment or account, the
11 product of—
12 ‘‘(I) the excess (if any) of the
13 basic interest rate (as defined in sec14
tion 805) over the rate paid on such
15 investment; and
16 ‘‘(II) the amount of the invest17
ment or account; and
18 ‘‘(ii) with respect to any underlying
19 interest-bearing debt, the product of—
20 ‘‘(I) the excess (if any) of the
21 rate paid on such debt over the basic
22 interest rate (as defined in section
23 805); and
24 ‘‘(II) the amount of the debt.
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1 ‘‘(b) SELLER OF FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION SERV2
ICES.—For purposes of section 103(a), the seller of finan3
cial intermediation services shall be—
4 ‘‘(1) in the case of explicitly charged fees for fi5
nancial intermediation services, the seller shall be
6 the person who receives the gross payments for the
7 charged financial intermediation services;
8 ‘‘(2) in the case of implicitly charged fees for fi9
nancial intermediation services with respect to any
10 underlying interest-bearing investment or account,
11 the person making the interest payments on the in12
terest-bearing investment or account; and
13 ‘‘(3) in the case of implicitly charged fees for fi14
nancial intermediation services with respect to any
15 interest-bearing debt, the person receiving the inter16
est payments on the interest-bearing debt.
17 ‘‘SEC. 802. BAD DEBTS.
18 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—For purposes of section 205(a),
19 a bad debt shall be a business debt that becomes wholly
20 or partially worthless to the payee.
21 ‘‘(b) BUSINESS LOAN.—For purposes of subsection
22 (a), a business loan or debt is a bona fide loan or debt
23 made for a business purpose that both parties intended
24 be repaid.
25 ‘‘(c) DETERMINATION OF WORTHLESSNESS.—
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1 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—No loan or debt shall be
2 considered wholly or partially worthless unless it has
3 been in arrears for 180 days or more, except that if
4 a debt is discharged wholly or partially in bank5
ruptcy before 180 days has elapsed, then it shall be
6 deemed wholly or partially worthless on the date of
7 discharge.
8 ‘‘(2) DETERMINATION BY HOLDER.—A loan or
9 debt that has been in arrears for 180 days or more
10 may be deemed wholly or partially worthless by the
11 holder unless a payment schedule has been entered
12 into between the debtor and the lender.
13 ‘‘(d) CROSS REFERENCE.—See section 205(c) for tax
14 on subsequent payments.
15 ‘‘SEC. 803. TIMING OF TAX ON FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION
16 SERVICES.
17 ‘‘The tax on financial intermediation services pro18
vided by section 801 with respect to an underlying invest19
ment account or debt shall be imposed and collected with
20 the same frequency that statements are rendered by the
21 financial institution in connection with the investment ac22
count or debt but not less frequently than quarterly.
23 ‘‘SEC. 804. FINANCING LEASES.
24 ‘‘(a) DEFINITION.—For purposes of this section, the
25 term ‘financing lease’ means any lease under which the
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1 lessee has the right to acquire the property for 50 percent
2 or less of its fair market value at the end of the lease
3 term.
4 ‘‘(b) GENERAL RULE.—Financing leases shall be
5 taxed in the method set forth in this section.
6 ‘‘(c) DETERMINATION OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST
7 COMPONENTS OF FINANCING LEASE.—The Secretary
8 shall promulgate rules for disaggregating the principal
9 and interest components of a financing lease. The prin10
cipal amount shall be determined to the extent possible
11 by examination of the contemporaneous sales price or
12 prices of property the same or similar as the leased prop13
erty.
14 ‘‘(d) ALTERNATIVE METHOD.—In the event that con15
temporaneous sales prices or property the same or similar
16 as the leased property are not available, the principal and
17 interest components of a financing lease shall be
18 disaggregated using the applicable interest rate (as de19
fined in section 511) plus 4 percent.
20 ‘‘(e) PRINCIPAL COMPONENT.—The principal compo21
nent of the financing lease shall be subject to tax as if
22 a purchase in the amount of the principal component had
23 been made on the day on which said lease was executed.
24 ‘‘(f) INTEREST COMPONENT.—The financial inter25
mediation services amount with respect to the interest
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1 component of the financing lease shall be subject to tax
2 under this subtitle.
3 ‘‘(g) COORDINATION.—If the principal component
4 and financial intermediation services amount with respect
5 to the interest component of a lease have been taxed pur6
suant to this section, then the gross lease or rental pay7
ments shall not be subject to additional tax.
8 ‘‘SEC. 805. BASIC INTEREST RATE.
9 ‘‘For purposes of this chapter, the basic interest rate
10 with respect to a debt instrument, investment, financing
11 lease, or account shall be the applicable interest rate (as
12 determined in section 511). For debt instruments, invest13
ments, or accounts of contractually fixed interest, the ap14
plicable interest rate of the month of issuance shall apply.
15 For debt instruments, investments, or accounts of variable
16 interest rates and which have no reference interest rate,
17 the applicable interest shall be the Federal short-term in18
terest rate for each month. For debt instruments, invest19
ments, or accounts of variable interest rates and which
20 have a reference interest rate, the applicable interest shall
21 be the applicable interest rate for the reference interest
22 rate for each month.
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1 ‘‘SEC. 806. FOREIGN FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION SERV2
ICES.
3 ‘‘(a) SPECIAL RULES RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL
4 FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION SERVICES.—Financial
5 intermediation services shall be deemed as used or con6
sumed within the United States if the person (or any re7
lated party as defined in section 205(e)) purchasing the
8 services is a resident of the United States.
9 ‘‘(b) DESIGNATION OF TAX REPRESENTATIVE.—Any
10 person that provides financial intermediation services to
11 United States residents must, as a condition of lawfully
12 providing such services, designate, in a form prescribed
13 by the Secretary, a tax representative for purposes of this
14 subtitle. The tax representative shall be responsible for en15
suring that the taxes imposed by this subtitle are collected
16 and remitted and shall be jointly and severally liable for
17 collecting and remitting these taxes. The Secretary may
18 require reasonable bond of the tax representative. The
19 Secretary or a sales tax administering authority may bring
20 an action seeking a temporary restraining order, an in21
junction, or such other order as may be appropriate to
22 enforce this section.
23 ‘‘(c) CROSS REFERENCES.—For definition of person,
24 see section 901.
25 ‘‘CHAPTER 9—ADDITIONAL MATTERS
‘‘Sec. 901. Additional matters.
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‘‘Sec. 902. Transition matters.
‘‘Sec. 903. Wages to be reported to Social Security Administration.
‘‘Sec. 904. Trust Fund revenue.
‘‘Sec. 905. Withholding of tax on nonresident aliens and foreign corporations.
1 ‘‘SEC. 901. ADDITIONAL MATTERS.
2 ‘‘(a) INTANGIBLE PROPERTY ANTIAVOIDANCE
3 RULE.—Notwithstanding section 2(a)(14)(a)(i), the sale
4 of a copyright or trademark shall be treated as the sale
5 of taxable services (within the meaning of section 101(a))
6 if the substance of the sales of copyright or trademark
7 constituted the sale of the services that produced the copy8
righted material or the trademark.
9 ‘‘(b) DE MINIMIS PAYMENTS.—Up to $400 of gross
10 payments per calendar year shall be exempt from the tax
11 imposed by section 101 if—
12 ‘‘(1) made by a person not in connection with
13 a trade or business at any time during such calendar
14 year prior to making said gross payments, and
15 ‘‘(2) made to purchase any taxable property or
16 service which is imported into the United States by
17 such person for use or consumption by such person
18 in the United States.
19 ‘‘(c) DE MINIMIS SALES.—Up to $1,200 per calendar
20 year of gross payments shall be exempt from the tax im21
posed by section 101 if received—
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1 ‘‘(1) by a person not in connection with a trade
2 or business during such calendar year prior to the
3 receipt of said gross payments; and
4 ‘‘(2) in connection with a casual or isolated
5 sale.
6 ‘‘(d) DE MINIMIS SALE OF FINANCIAL INTERMEDI7
ATION SERVICES.—Up to $10,000 per calendar year of
8 gross payments received by a person from the sale of fi9
nancial intermediation services (as determined in accord10
ance with section 801) shall be exempt from the tax im11
posed by section 101. The exemption provided by this sub12
section is in addition to other exemptions afforded by this
13 chapter. The exemption provided by this subsection shall
14 not be available to large sellers (as defined in section
15 501(e)(3)).
16 ‘‘(e) PROXY BUYING TAXABLE.—If a registered per17
son provides taxable property or services to a person either
18 as a gift, prize, reward, or as remuneration for employ19
ment, and such taxable property or services were not pre20
viously subject to tax pursuant to section 101, then the
21 provision of such taxable property or services by the reg22
istered person shall be deemed the conversion of such tax23
able property or services to personal use subject to tax
24 pursuant to section 103(c) at the tax inclusive fair market
25 value of such taxable property or services.
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1 ‘‘(f) SUBSTANCE OVER FORM.—The substance of a
2 transaction will prevail over its form if the transaction has
3 no bona fide economic purpose and is designed to evade
4 tax imposed by this subtitle.
5 ‘‘(g) CERTAIN EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS TAXABLE.—
6 ‘‘(1) EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT.—For purposes of
7 this subsection, the term ‘employee discount’ means
8 an employer’s offer of taxable property or services
9 for sale to its employees or their families (within the
10 meaning of section 302(b)) for less than the offer of
11 such taxable property or services to the general pub12
lic.
13 ‘‘(2) EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT AMOUNT.—For pur14
poses of this subsection, the employee discount
15 amount is the amount by which taxable property or
16 services are sold pursuant to an employee discount
17 below the amount for which such taxable property or
18 services would have been sold to the general public.
19 ‘‘(3) TAXABLE AMOUNT.—If the employee dis20
count amount exceeds 20 percent of the price that
21 the taxable property or services would have been sold
22 to the general public, then the sale of such taxable
23 property or services by the employer shall be deemed
24 the conversion of such taxable property or services
25 to personal use and tax shall be imposed on the tax-
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1 able employee discount amount. The taxable em2
ployee discount amount shall be—
3 ‘‘(A) the employee discount amount, minus
4 ‘‘(B) 20 percent of the amount for which
5 said taxable property or services would have
6 been sold to the general public.
7 ‘‘(h) SATURDAY, SUNDAY, OR LEGAL HOLIDAY.—
8 When the last day prescribed for performing any act re9
quired by this subtitle falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or
10 legal holiday (in the jurisdiction where the return is to
11 be filed), the performance of such act shall be considered
12 timely if it is performed on the next day which is not a
13 Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday (in the jurisdiction
14 where the return is to be filed).
15 ‘‘SEC. 902. TRANSITION MATTERS.
16 ‘‘(a) INVENTORY.—
17 ‘‘(1) QUALIFIED INVENTORY.—Inventory held
18 by a trade or business on the close of business on
19 December 31, 2012, shall be qualified inventory if it
20 is sold—
21 ‘‘(A) before December 31, 2013;
22 ‘‘(B) by a registered person; and
23 ‘‘(C) subject to the tax imposed by section
24 101.
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1 ‘‘(2) COSTS.—For purposes of this section,
2 qualified inventory shall have the cost that it had for
3 Federal income tax purposes for the trade or busi4
ness as of December 31, 2012 (including any
5 amounts capitalized by reason of section 263A of the
6 Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as in effect on De7
cember 31, 2012).
8 ‘‘(3) TRANSITIONAL INVENTORY CREDIT.—The
9 trade or business which held the qualified inventory
10 on the close of business on December 31, 2012, shall
11 be entitled to a transitional inventory credit equal to
12 the cost of the qualified inventory (determined in ac13
cordance with paragraph (2)) times the rate of tax
14 imposed by section 101.
15 ‘‘(4) TIMING OF CREDIT.—The credit provided
16 under paragraph (3) shall be allowed with respect to
17 the month when the inventory is sold subject to the
18 tax imposed by this subtitle. Said credit shall be re19
ported as an intermediate and export sales credit
20 and the person claiming said credit shall attach sup21
porting schedules in the form that the Secretary
22 may prescribe.
23 ‘‘(b) WORK-IN-PROCESS.—For purposes of this sec24
tion, inventory shall include work-in-process.
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1 ‘‘(c) QUALIFIED INVENTORY HELD BY BUSINESSES
2 NOT SELLING SAID QUALIFIED INVENTORY AT RE3
TAIL.—
4 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Qualified inventory held by
5 businesses that sells said qualified inventory not sub6
ject to tax pursuant to section 102(a) shall be eligi7
ble for the transitional inventory credit only if that
8 business (or a business that has successor rights
9 pursuant to paragraph (2)) receives certification in
10 a form satisfactory to the Secretary that the quali11
fied inventory was subsequently sold subject to the
12 tax imposed by this subtitle.
13 ‘‘(2) TRANSITIONAL INVENTORY CREDIT RIGHT
14 MAY BE SOLD.—The business entitled to the transi15
tional inventory credit may sell the right to receive
16 said transitional inventory credit to the purchaser of
17 the qualified inventory that gave rise to the credit
18 entitlement. Any purchaser of such qualified inven19
tory (or property or services into which the qualified
20 inventory has been incorporated) may sell the right
21 to said transitional inventory credit to a subsequent
22 purchaser of said qualified inventory (or property or
23 services into which the qualified inventory has been
24 incorporated).
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1 ‘‘SEC. 903. WAGES TO BE REPORTED TO SOCIAL SECURITY
2 ADMINISTRATION.
3 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Employers shall submit such in4
formation to the Social Security Administration as is re5
quired by the Social Security Administration to calculate
6 Social Security benefits under title II of the Social Secu7
rity Act, including wages paid, in a form prescribed by
8 the Secretary. A copy of the employer submission to the
9 Social Security Administration relating to each employee
10 shall be provided to each employee by the employer.
11 ‘‘(b) WAGES.—For purposes of this section, the term
12 ‘wages’ means all cash remuneration for employment (in13
cluding tips to an employee by third parties provided that
14 the employer or employee maintains records documenting
15 such tips) including self-employment income; except that
16 such term shall not include—
17 ‘‘(1) any insurance benefits received (including
18 death benefits);
19 ‘‘(2) pension or annuity benefits received;
20 ‘‘(3) tips received by an employee over $5,000
21 per year; and
22 ‘‘(4) benefits received under a government enti23
tlement program (including Social Security benefits
24 and unemployment compensation benefits).
25 ‘‘(c) SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME.—For purposes of
26 subsection (b), the term ‘self-employment income’ means
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1 gross payments received for taxable property or services
2 minus the sum of—
3 ‘‘(1) gross payments made for taxable property
4 or services (without regard to whether tax was paid
5 pursuant to section 101 on such taxable property or
6 services), and
7 ‘‘(2) wages paid by the self-employed person to
8 employees of the self-employed person.
9 ‘‘SEC. 904. TRUST FUND REVENUE.
10 ‘‘(a) SECRETARY TO MAKE ALLOCATION OF SALES
11 TAX REVENUE.—The Secretary shall allocate the revenue
12 received by virtue of the tax imposed by section 101 in
13 accordance with this section. The revenue shall be allo14
cated among—
15 ‘‘(1) the general revenue,
16 ‘‘(2) the old-age and survivors insurance trust
17 fund,
18 ‘‘(3) the disability insurance trust fund,
19 ‘‘(4) the hospital insurance trust fund, and
20 ‘‘(5) the Federal supplementary medical insur21
ance trust fund.
22 ‘‘(b) GENERAL RULE.—
23 ‘‘(1) GENERAL REVENUE.—The proportion of
24 total revenue allocated to the general revenue shall
25 be the same proportion as the rate in section
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1 101(b)(4) bears to the combined Federal tax rate
2 percentage (as defined in section 101(b)(3)).
3 ‘‘(2) The amount of revenue allocated to the
4 old-age and survivors insurance and disability insur5
ance trust funds shall be the same proportion as the
6 old-age, survivors and disability insurance rate (as
7 defined in subsection (d)) bears to the combined
8 Federal tax rate percentage (as defined in section
9 101(b)(3)).
10 ‘‘(3) The amount of revenue allocated to the
11 hospital insurance and Federal supplementary med12
ical insurance trust funds shall be the same propor13
tion as the hospital insurance rate (as defined in
14 subsection (e)) bears to the combined Federal tax
15 rate percentage (as defined in section 101(b)(3)).
16 ‘‘(c) CALENDAR YEAR 2013.—Notwithstanding sub17
section (b), the revenue allocation pursuant to subsection
18 (a) for calendar year 2013 shall be as follows:
19 ‘‘(1) 64.83 percent of total revenue to general
20 revenue;
21 ‘‘(2) 27.43 percent of total revenue to the old22
age and survivors insurance and disability insurance
23 trust funds, and
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1 ‘‘(3) 7.74 percent of total revenue to the hos2
pital insurance and Federal supplementary medical
3 insurance trust funds.
4 ‘‘(d) OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSUR5
ANCE RATE.—The old-age, survivors and disability insur6
ance rate shall be determined by the Social Security Ad7
ministration. The old-age, survivors and disability insur8
ance rate shall be that sales tax rate which is necessary
9 to raise the same amount of revenue that would have been
10 raised by imposing a 12.4 percent tax on the Social Secu11
rity wage base (including self-employment income) as de12
termined in accordance with chapter 21 of the Internal
13 Revenue Code of 1986 most recently in effect prior to the
14 enactment of this Act. The rate shall be determined using
15 actuarially sound methodology and announced at least 6
16 months prior to the beginning of the Calendar year for
17 which it applies.
18 ‘‘(e) HOSPITAL INSURANCE RATE.—The hospital in19
surance rate shall be determined by the Social Security
20 Administration. The hospital insurance rate shall be that
21 sales tax rate which is necessary to raise the same amount
22 of revenue that would have been raised by imposing a 2.9
23 percent tax on the Medicare wage base (including self-em24
ployment income) as determined in accordance with chap25
ter 21 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 most recently
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1 in effect prior to the enactment of this Act. The rate shall
2 be determined using actuarially sound methodology and
3 announced at least 6 months prior to the beginning of the
4 calendar year for which it applies.
5 ‘‘(f) ASSISTANCE.—The Secretary shall provide such
6 technical assistance as the Social Security Administration
7 shall require to determine the old-age, survivors and dis8
ability insurance rate and the hospital insurance rate.
9 ‘‘(g) FURTHER ALLOCATIONS.—
10 ‘‘(1) OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY IN11
SURANCE.—The Secretary shall allocate revenue re12
ceived because of the old-age, survivors and dis13
ability insurance rate to the old-age and survivors
14 insurance trust fund and the disability insurance
15 trust fund in accordance with law or, in the absence
16 of other statutory provision, in the same proportion
17 that the old-age and survivors insurance trust fund
18 receipts bore to the sum of the old-age and survivors
19 insurance trust fund receipts and the disability in20
surance trust fund receipts in calendar year 2012
21 (taking into account only receipts pursuant to chap22
ter 21 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986).
23 ‘‘(2) HOSPITAL INSURANCE.—The Secretary
24 shall allocate revenue received because of the hos25
pital insurance rate to the hospital insurance trust
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1 fund and the Federal supplementary medical insur2
ance trust fund in accordance with law or, in the ab3
sence of other statutory provision, in the same pro4
portion that hospital insurance trust fund receipts
5 bore to the sum of the hospital insurance trust fund
6 receipts and Federal supplementary medical insur7
ance trust fund receipts in calendar year 2012 (tak8
ing into account only receipts pursuant to chapter
9 21 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986).
10 ‘‘SEC. 905. WITHHOLDING OF TAX ON NONRESIDENT ALIENS
11 AND FOREIGN CORPORATIONS.
12 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—All persons, in whatever capacity
13 acting (including lessees or mortgagors or real or personal
14 property, fiduciaries, employers, and all officers and em15
ployees of the United States) having control, receipt, cus16
tody, disposal, or payment of any income to the extent
17 such income constitutes gross income from sources within
18 the United States of any nonresident alien individual, for19
eign partnership, or foreign corporation shall deduct and
20 withhold from that income a tax equal to 23 percent there21
of.
22 ‘‘(b) EXCEPTION.—No tax shall be required to be de23
ducted from interest on portfolio debt investments.
24 ‘‘(c) TREATY COUNTRIES.—In the case of payments
25 to nonresident alien individuals, foreign partnerships, or
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1 foreign corporations that have a residence in (or the na2
tionality of a country) that has entered into a tax treaty
3 with the United States, then the rate of withholding tax
4 prescribed by the treaty shall govern.’’.
5 SEC. 202. CONFORMING AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.
6 (a) REPEALS.—The following provisions of the Inter7
nal Revenue Code of 1986 are repealed:
8 (1) Subchapter A of chapter 61 of subtitle D
9 (as redesignated by section 104) (relating to infor10
mation and returns).
11 (2) Sections 6103 through 6116 of subchapter
12 B of chapter 61 of subtitle D (as so redesignated).
13 (3) Section 6157 (relating to unemployment
14 taxes).
15 (4) Section 6163 (relating to estate taxes).
16 (5) Section 6164 (relating to corporate taxes).
17 (6) Section 6166 (relating to estate taxes).
18 (7) Section 6167 (relating to foreign expropria19
tion losses).
20 (8) Sections 6201, 6205 and 6207 (relating to
21 assessments).
22 (9) Subchapter C of chapter 63 of subtitle D
23 (as so redesignated) (relating to tax treatment of
24 partnership items).
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1 (10) Section 6305 (relating to collections of cer2
tain liabilities).
3 (11) Sections 6314, 6315, 6316, and 6317 (re4
lating to payments of repealed taxes).
5 (12) Sections 6324, 6324A and 6324B (relat6
ing to liens for estate and gift taxes).
7 (13) Section 6344 (relating to cross references).
8 (14) Section 6411 (relating to carrybacks).
9 (15) Section 6413 (relating to employment
10 taxes).
11 (16) Section 6414 (relating to withheld income
12 taxes).
13 (17) Section 6422 (relating to cross references).
14 (18) Section 6425 (relating to overpayment of
15 corporate estimated taxes).
16 (19) Section 6428 (relating to 2008 recovery
17 rebates for individuals).
18 (20) Section 6429 (relating to advance payment
19 of portion of increased child credit for 2003).
20 (21) Section 6431 (relating to credit for quali21
fied bonds allowed to issuer).
22 (22) Section 6432 (relating to COBRA pre23
mium assistance).
24 (23) Section 6504 (relating to cross references).
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1 (24) Section 6652 (relating to failure to file
2 certain information returns).
3 (25) Sections 6654 and 6655 (relating to fail4
ure to payment estimated income tax).
5 (26) Section 6662 (relating to penalties).
6 (27) Section 6662A (relating to imposition of
7 accuracy-related penalty on understatements with
8 respect to reportable transactions).
9 (28) Sections 6677 through 6711, 6716, and
10 6720B (relating to income tax related penalties).
11 (29) Part II of subchapter B of chapter 68 (re12
lating to certain information returns).
13 (30) Part I of subchapter A of chapter 70 (re14
lating to termination of taxable year).
15 (31) Section 6864 (relating to certain
16 carrybacks).
17 (32) Section 7103 (relating to cross references).
18 (33) Section 7204 (relating to withholding
19 statements).
20 (34) Section 7211 (relating certain statements).
21 (35) Section 7231 (relating to failure to obtain
22 certain licenses).
23 (36) Section 7270 (relating to insurance poli24
cies).
25 (37) Section 7404 (relating to estate taxes).
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1 (38) Section 7404 (relating to income tax pre2
parers).
3 (39) Section 7408 (relating to income tax shel4
ters).
5 (40) Section 7409 (relating to 501(c)(3) organi6
zations).
7 (41) Section 7427 (relating to income tax pre8
parers).
9 (42) Section 7428 (relating to 501(c)(3) organi10
zations).
11 (43) Section 7476 (relating to declaratory judg12
ments relating to retirement plans).
13 (44) Section 7477 (relating to declaratory judg14
ments relating to value of certain gifts).
15 (45) Section 7478 (relating to declaratory judg16
ments relating to status of certain governmental ob17
ligations).
18 (46) Section 7479 (relating to declaratory judg19
ments relating to eligibility of estate with respect to
20 installment payments under section 6166).
21 (47) Section 7508 (relating to postponing time
22 for certain actions required by the income, estate,
23 and gift tax).
24 (48) Section 7509 (relating to Postal Service
25 payroll taxes).
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1 (49) Section 7512 (relating to payroll taxes).
2 (50) Section 7517 (relating to estate and gift
3 tax evaluation).
4 (51) Section 7518 (relating to Merchant Marine
5 tax incentives).
6 (52) Section 7519 (relating to taxable years).
7 (53) Section 7520 (relating to insurance and
8 annuity valuation tables).
9 (54) Section 7523 (relating to reporting Fed10
eral income and outlays on Form 1040s).
11 (55) Section 7527 (relating to advance payment
12 of credit for health insurance costs of eligible indi13
viduals).
14 (56) Section 7611 (relating to church income
15 tax exemptions and church unrelated business in16
come tax inquiries).
17 (57) Section 7654 (relating to possessions’ in18
come taxes).
19 (58) Section 7655 (relating to cross references).
20 (59) Section 7701(a)(16).
21 (60) Section 7701(a)(19).
22 (61) Section 7701(a)(20).
23 (62) Paragraphs (32) through (38) of section
24 7701(a).
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1 (63) Paragraphs (41) through (47) of section
2 7701(a).
3 (64) Section 7701(b).
4 (65) Subsections (e) through (m) of section
5 7701.
6 (66) Section 7702 (relating to life insurance
7 contracts).
8 (67) Section 7702A (relating to modified en9
dowment contracts).
10 (68) Section 7702B (relating to long-term care
11 insurance).
12 (69) Section 7703 (relating to the determina13
tion of marital status).
14 (70) Section 7704 (relating to publicly traded
15 partnerships).
16 (71) Section 7805 (relating to rules and regula17
tions).
18 (72) Section 7851 (relating to applicability of
19 revenue laws).
20 (73) Section 7872 (relating to treatment of
21 loans with below-market interest rates).
22 (74) Section 7873 (relating to Federal tax
23 treatment of income derived by Indians from exer24
cise of fishing rights secured by treaty, etc.).
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1 (75) Section 7874 (relating to rules relating to
2 expatriated entities and their foreign parents).
3 (b) OTHER CONFORMING AND TECHNICAL AMEND4
MENTS.—
5 (1) Section 6151 is amended by striking sub6
section (b) and by redesignating subsection (c) as
7 subsection (b).
8 (2) Section 6161 is amended to read as follows:
9 ‘‘SEC. 6161. EXTENSION OF TIME FOR PAYING TAX.
10 ‘‘The Secretary, except as otherwise provided in this
11 title, may extend the time for payment of the amount of
12 the tax shown or required to be shown on any return, re13
port, or declaration required under authority of this title
14 for a reasonable period not to exceed 6 months (12 months
15 in the case of a taxpayer who is abroad).’’.
16 (3) Section 6211(a) is amended—
17 (A) by striking ‘‘income, estate and gift
18 taxes imposed by subtitles A and B and’’,
19 (B) by striking ‘‘subtitle A or B, or’’, and
20 (C) by striking ‘‘, as defined in subsection
21 (b)(2),’’ in paragraph (2).
22 (4) Section 6211(b) is amended to read as fol23
lows:
24 ‘‘(b) REBATE DEFINED.—For purposes of subsection
25 (a)(2), the term ‘rebate’ means so much of an abatement,
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1 credit, refund, or other payment, as was made on the
2 ground that the tax imposed by chapter 41, 42, 43, or
3 44 was less than the excess of the amount specified in
4 subsection (a)(1) over the rebates previously made.’’.
5 (5) Section 6212(b) is amended to read as fol6
lows:
7 ‘‘(b) ADDRESS FOR NOTICE OF DEFICIENCY.—In the
8 absence of notice to the Secretary under section 6903 of
9 the existence of a fiduciary relationship, notice of a defi10
ciency in respect of a tax imposed by chapter 42, 43, or
11 44 if mailed to the taxpayer at his last known address,
12 shall be sufficient for purposes of such chapter and this
13 chapter even if such taxpayer is deceased, or is under a
14 legal disability, or, in the case of a corporation has termi15
nated its existence.’’.
16 (6) Section 6302(b) is amended by striking
17 ‘‘21,’’.
18 (7) Section 6302 is amended by striking sub19
sections (g) and (i) and by redesignating subsection
20 (h) as subsection (g).
21 (8) Section 6325 is amended by striking sub22
section (c) and by redesignating subsections (d)
23 through (h) as subsections (c) through (g), respec24
tively.
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1 (9) Section 6402(d) is amended by striking
2 paragraph (3).
3 (10) Section 6402 is amended by striking sub4
section (k) and by redesignating subsection (l) as
5 subsection (k).
6 (11) Section 6501(b) is amended—
7 (A) by striking ‘‘except tax imposed by
8 chapter 3, 21, or 24,’’ in paragraph (1), and
9 (B) by striking paragraph (2) and by re10
designating paragraphs (3) and (4) as para11
graphs (2) and (3), respectively.
12 (12) Section 6501(c) is amended by striking
13 paragraphs (5) through (11).
14 (13) Section 6501(e) is amended by striking
15 ‘‘subsection (c)—’’ and all that follows through
16 ‘‘subtitle D’’ in paragraph (3) and inserting ‘‘sub17
section (c), in the case of a return of a tax imposed
18 under a provision of subtitle B’’.
19 (14) Section 6501 is amended by striking sub20
section (f) through (k) and subsections (m) and (n)
21 and by redesignating subsection (1) as subsection
22 (f).
23 (15) Section 6503(a) is amended—
24 (A) by striking paragraph (2),
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1 (B) by striking ‘‘DEFICIENCY.—’’and all
2 that follows through ‘‘The running’’ and insert3
ing ‘‘DEFICIENCY.—The running’’, and
4 (C) by striking ‘‘income, estate, gift and’’.
5 (16) Section 6503 is amended by striking sub6
sections (e), (f), (i), and (k) and by redesignating
7 subsections (g), (h), and (j) as subsections (e), (f),
8 and (g), respectively.
9 (17) Section 6511 is amended by striking sub10
sections (d), (g), and (i) and by redesignating sub11
sections (f) and (h) as subsections (d) and (e), re12
spectively.
13 (18) Section 6512(b)(1) is amended by striking
14 ‘‘of income tax for the same taxable year, of gift tax
15 for the same calendar year or calendar quarter, of
16 estate tax in respect of the taxable estate of the
17 same decedent or’’.
18 (19) Section 6513 is amended—
19 (A) by striking ‘‘(a) EARLY RETURN OR
20 ADVANCE PAYMENT OF TAX.—’’,
21 (B) by striking subsections (b) and (e).
22 (20) Chapter 67 is amended by striking sub23
chapters A through D and inserting the following:
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1 ‘‘SEC. 6601. INTEREST ON OVERPAYMENTS AND UNDER2
PAYMENT.
3 ‘‘(a) UNDERPAYMENTS.—If any amount of tax im4
posed by this title is not paid on or before the last date
5 prescribed for payment, interest on such amount at the
6 Federal short-term rate (as defined in section 511(b))
7 shall be paid from such last date to the date paid.
8 ‘‘(b) OVERPAYMENTS.—Interest shall be allowed and
9 paid upon any overpayment in respect of any internal rev10
enue tax at the Federal short-term rate (as defined in sec11
tion 511(b)) from 60 days after the date of the overpay12
ment until the date the overpayment is refunded.’’.
13 (21) Section 6651(a)(1) is amended by striking
14 ‘‘subchapter A of chapter 61 (other than part III
15 thereof,’’.
16 (22) Section 6656 is amended by striking sub17
section (c) and by redesignating subsections (d) and
18 (e) as subsections (c) and (d), respectively.
19 (23) Section 6663 is amended by striking sub20
section (c).
21 (24) Section 6664(c) is amended—
22 (A) by striking ‘‘Exception.—’’ and all
23 that follows through ‘‘No penalty’’ and insert24
ing ‘‘Exception.—No penalty,’’ and
25 (B) by striking paragraphs (2), (3), and
26 (4).
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1 (25) Chapter 72 is amended by striking all
2 matter preceding section 7011.
3 (26) Section 7422 is amended by striking sub4
sections (h) and (i) and by redesignating subsections
5 (j) and (k) as subsections (h) and (i), respectively.
6 (27) Section 7451 is amended to read as fol7
lows:
8 ‘‘SEC. 7451. FEE FOR FILING PETITION.
9 ‘‘The Tax Court is authorized to impose a fee in an
10 amount not in excess of $60 to be fixed by the Tax Court
11 for the filing of any petition for the redetermination of
12 a deficiency.’’.
13 (28) Section 7454 is amended by striking sub14
section (b) and by redesignating subsection (c) as
15 subsection (b).
16 (29) Section 7463(a) is amended—
17 (A) by striking paragraphs (2) and (3),
18 (B) by redesignating paragraph (4) as
19 paragraph (2), and
20 (C) by striking ‘‘D’’ in paragraph (2) (as
21 so redesignated) and inserting ‘‘B’’.
22 (30) Section 7463(c) is amended by striking
23 ‘‘sections 6214(a) and’’ and inserting ‘‘section’’.
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1 (31) Section 7463(c) is amended by striking ‘‘,
2 to the extent that the procedures described in sub3
chapter B of chapter 63 apply’’.
4 (32) Section 7481 is amended by striking sub5
section (d).
6 (33) Section 7608 is amended by striking ‘‘sub7
title E’’ each place it appears and inserting ‘‘subtitle
8 C’’.
9 (34) Section 7651 is amended by striking para10
graph (4).
11 (35) Section 7701(a)(29) is amended by strik12
ing ‘‘1986’’ and inserting ‘‘2011’’.
13 (36) Section 7809(c) is amended by striking
14 paragraphs (1) and (4) and by redesignating para15
graphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (1) and (2), re16
spectively.
17 (37) Section 7871(a) is amended by striking
18 paragraphs (1) and (3) through (6) and by redesig19
nating paragraphs (2) and (7) as paragraphs (1)
20 and (2), respectively.
21 (38) Section 7871 is amended by striking sub22
sections (c) and (f) and by redesignating subsections
23 (d) and (e) as subsections (c) and (d), respectively.
24 (39) Section 8021 is amended by striking sub25
section (a) and by redesignating subsections (b)
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1 through (f) as subsections (a) through (e), respec2
tively.
3 (40) Section 8022(a)(2)(A) is amended by
4 striking ‘‘, particularly the income tax’’.
5 (41) Section 8023 is amended by striking ‘‘In6
ternal Revenue Service’’ each place it appears and
7 inserting ‘‘Department of the Treasury’’.
8 (42) Section 9501(b)(2) is amended by striking
9 subparagraph (C).
10 (43) Section 9702(a) is amended by striking
11 paragraph (4).
12 (44) Section 9705(a) is amended by striking
13 paragraph (4) and by redesignating paragraph (5)
14 as paragraph (4).
15 (45) Section 9706(d)(2)(A) is amended by
16 striking ‘‘6103’’ and inserting ‘‘605(e)’’.
17 (46) Section 9707 is amended by striking sub18
section (f).
19 (47) Section 9712(d) is amended by striking
20 paragraph (5) and by redesignating paragraph (6)
21 as paragraph (5).
22 (48) Section 9803(a) is amended by striking
23 ‘‘(as defined in section 414(f))’’.
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1 TITLE III—OTHER MATTERS
2 SEC. 301. PHASE-OUT OF ADMINISTRATION OF REPEALED
3 FEDERAL TAXES.
4 (a) APPROPRIATIONS.—Appropriations for any ex5
penses of the Internal Revenue Service including proc6
essing tax returns for years prior to the repeal of the taxes
7 repealed by title I of this Act, revenue accounting, man8
agement, transfer of payroll and wage data to the Social
9 Security Administration for years after fiscal year 2015
10 shall not be authorized.
11 (b) RECORDS.—Federal records related to the admin12
istration of taxes repealed by title I of this Act shall be
13 destroyed by the end of fiscal year 2015, except that any
14 records necessary to calculate Social Security benefits
15 shall be retained by the Social Security Administration
16 and any records necessary to support ongoing litigation
17 with respect to taxes owed or refunds due shall be retained
18 until final disposition of such litigation.
19 (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—
20 (1) Subchapter A of chapter 80 is amended by
21 striking sections 7802 and 7804.
22 (2) Section 7803 is amended—
23 (A) by striking subsections (a) and (b) and
24 by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as sub25
sections (a) and (b),
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1 (B) by striking ‘‘Internal Revenue Service’’
2 each place it appears and inserting ‘‘Depart3
ment of the Treasury’’, and
4 (C) by striking ‘‘Commissioner’’ or ‘‘Com5
missioner of Internal Revenue’’ each place they
6 appear and inserting ‘‘Secretary’’.
7 (d) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by
8 subsection (c) shall take effect on January 1, 2015.
9 SEC. 302. ADMINISTRATION OF OTHER FEDERAL TAXES.
10 Section 7801 (relating to the authority of the Depart11
ment of the Treasury) is amended by adding at the end
12 the following:
13 ‘‘(d) EXCISE TAX BUREAU.—There shall be in the
14 Department of the Treasury an Excise Tax Bureau to ad15
minister those excise taxes not administered by the Bu16
reau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
17 ‘‘(e) SALES TAX BUREAU.—There shall be in the De18
partment of the Treasury a Sales Tax Bureau to admin19
ister the national sales tax in those States where it is re20
quired pursuant to section 404, and to discharge other
21 Federal duties and powers relating to the national sales
22 tax (including those required by sections 402, 403, and
23 405). The Office of Revenue Allocation shall be within the
24 Sales Tax Bureau.’’.
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1 SEC. 303. SALES TAX INCLUSIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENE2
FITS INDEXATION.
3 Subparagraph (D) of section 215(i)(1) of the Social
4 Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415(i)(1)) (relating to cost-of-liv5
ing increases in Social Security benefits) is amended to
6 read as follows:
7 ‘‘(D)(i) the term ‘CPI increase percentage’,
8 with respect to a base quarter or cost-of-living quar9
ter in any calendar year, means the percentage
10 (rounded to the nearest one-tenth of 1 percent) by
11 which the Consumer Price Index for that quarter (as
12 prepared by the Department of Labor) exceeds such
13 index for the most recent prior calendar quarter
14 which was a base quarter under subparagraph
15 (A)(ii) or, if later, the most recent cost-of-living
16 computation quarter under subparagraph (B);
17 ‘‘(ii) if the Consumer Price Index (as so pre18
pared) does not include the national sales tax paid,
19 then the term ‘CPI increase percentage’, with re20
spect to a base quarter or cost-of-living quarter in
21 any calendar year, means the percentage (rounded
22 to the nearest one-tenth of 1 percent) by which the
23 product of—
24 ‘‘(I) the Consumer Price Index for that
25 quarter (as so prepared), and
26 ‘‘(II) the national sales tax factor,
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1 exceeds such index for the most recent prior cal2
endar quarter which was a base quarter under sub3
paragraph (A)(ii) or, if later, the most recent cost
4 of living computation quarter under subparagraph
5 (B); and
6 ‘‘(iii) the national sales tax factor is equal to 1
7 plus the quotient that is—
8 ‘‘(I) the sales tax rate imposed by section
9 101 of the Internal Revenue Code of 2011, di10
vided by
11 ‘‘(II) the quantity that is 1 minus such
12 sales tax rate.’’.
13 TITLE IV—SUNSET OF SALES
14 TAX IF SIXTEENTH AMEND15
MENT NOT REPEALED
16 SEC. 401. ELIMINATION OF SALES TAX IF SIXTEENTH
17 AMENDMENT NOT REPEALED.
18 If the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution of
19 the United States is not repealed before the end of the
20 7-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of
21 this Act, then all provisions of, and amendments made by,
22 this Act shall not apply to any use or consumption in any
23 year beginning after December 31 of the calendar year
24 in which or with which such period ends, except that the
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1 Sales Tax Bureau of the Department of the Treasury shall
2 not be terminated until 6 months after such December 31.
Æ
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