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Manufacturers Manufacturers of cigars wbose annual sales do not exceed
of cigars. one hundred thousand cigars shall each pay six dollars.
Manufacturers of cigars whose annual sales exceed one hundred thousand and do not exceed two hundred thousand cigars shall each pay twelve dollars.
Manufacturers of cigars whose annual sales exceed two hundred thousand cigars sball each pag twenty-four dollars.
And every person who carries on any business or occu- Penalty. pation for which special taxes are imposed by this Act, without having paid the special tax herein provided, shall, besides being liable to the payment of such special tax, bé deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall pay a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not more than six months, or both, at the discretion of the court.
Definition of dealers in leaf tobacco, p. 128; of manufacturers of tobacco, p. 128; of manufacturers of cigars, p. 129.
A manufacturer of tobacco or cigars can not sell at retail at place of manufacture. (16 Op. Atty. Gen., 89; 24 Int. Rev. Rec., 227: Crisp v. Proud, 24 ibid., 340; Ludloff r. United States, 108 U. S., 176; 29 Int. Rev. Rec., 125.)
Special-tax stamps for sales of tobacco by persous traveling from place to place. (29 lut. Rev. Rec., 305.)
Special tax, dealers in leaf tobacco. (Vol. 2, Treas. Dec. (1898), Decisions Nos. 19619, 19801, 19822, 19876, 19877 aud 19962.)
Special tax liability of a person buying leaf tobacco exclusively for export by himself. (Vol. 3, Treas. Dec. (1900), Int. Rev., No. 28).
Manufacturers selling their own products at place of manufacture not required to pay special tax as tobacco dealers. (Vol. 2, Treas. Dec. (1898), No. 19765.)
Quasi manufacturers of tobacco and dealers in stems, refuse, scraps, eto., of tobacco are required to register and pay the minimum tax of $6 imposed on manufacturers of tobacco. (Vol. 2, Treas. Dec. (1898), No. 19814.)
Dealers in leaf tobacco not permitted to manufacture fertilizers, insecticide, or sheep dip from leaf tobacco or tobacco material, for the purpose of selling their products to the general trade. (Vol. 1, Treas. Dec. (1899), No. 20584.)
Sale of leaf tobacco in quantities less than a hogshead, case, or bale. (Int. Rev. Circular No.523, Feb. 10, 1899; Vol. 1, Treas.
Dec., No. 20750.) SEC. 36. Act of June 13, 1898 (30 Stat., 448). That every per- Manufacturers son, firm, or corporation, before engaging in the business of and Packers of making, packing, or repacking mixed flour, shall pay a special tax at the rate of twelve dollars per annum, the same to be paid and posted in accordance with the provi. sions of sections thirty-two hundred and forty-two and thirty-two hundred and thirty-nine of the Revised Statutes, and subject to the fines and penalties therein iinposed Penalty. for any violation thereof.
3274. Custody and management of ware3218. Distilled spirits, definition of.
houses. 3249. Standard of proof spirits; instru- , 3275. Distiller to keep distillery accessiments, etc.
ble; penalty. 3250, Gallon, definition of.
3276 (amended). Power of revenue offi3251 (amended). Tax on distilled spirits.
cers to enter distilleries. Ol). (3251a.] Tax on spirits.
structing officer; penalty. (32516.) Manufacturer of sorghum sugar 3277. Distillers and rectifiers to furnish authorized to reinove spirits in
facilities for examination; peilbond, free of'tax, for use in manu
alty. facture of sugar from sorglum. 3278. Officers can break up ground or Act March 3, 1891.
walls in order to examine. 3252. Adding substances to create ficti- 3279. Signs to be put up by distillers and tious proof; penalty.
rectifiers; penalty for neglect 3253. Tax on spirits removed without de
and for using false signs, etc. posit in warehouse; assessment.
3280. Distillers not to carry on busine-g 3254. Products of distillation containing
until the law is complied with, spirits taxable.
nor within 600 feet of a rectify. 3255 (amended). Braudy made from ap
ing establishment. ples, peaches, or grapes, etc., ex
[3281.] Superseded by section 16, act of emptions.
February 8, 1875. Carrying on [3255a.] Distilleries of 30 gallons ca
distilling without giving bonil, pacity or less; exemptions.
etc.; penalty. 3256. Evading tax; penalty.
[3281a.] Arrest of persons operating illicit 3257. Distiller defrauding or attempting
distillery. to defraud; penalties.
3282 (amended). Vinegar establishments; 3258. Registry of stills; penalties.
penalty. 3259. Notice of intention to carry on business of distiller or rectifier;
3283. No process for distilling between 11 penalty.
p. m. of Saturday and 1 a. m. of 3260 (amended). Distiller's bonds; pen
Monday; penalty. alty:
3284. Using material or removing spirits
in absence of storekeeper; pen[3260a.] Refusal to approve bond in certain cases.
alty. 3261. Bond not to be approved until law
3285 (amended). Emptying fermenting
tubs. is complied with; penalty. 3262 (amended). Distiller must be owner
3286 (amended). Drawing off water,
cleansing worm-tub, etc.; penin fee-simple, or have written! consent of owner, etc.
alty. 3263. Plan of distillery.
3287 (amended by act of Feb. 21, 1899). 3264 (amended). Surveys.
Reinoval of spirits to warehouse. 3265. Notice by manufacturer of a still.
3288. Tax-paid spirits not to remain on Setting up a still without per
distillery premises. mit; penalty.
3289. Forfeiture of unstamped packages. 3266. Distilling on certain premises pro
3290. Gauger employing distiller, etc., to hibited; penalty.
use brands or perform his duties; 3267. Receiving-cisterns.
penalty. 3268. Breaking locks, gaining access to
3291. Gauger's returns. cisterns, etc.; penalty.
3292. Fraudulent gauging, etc.; penalty. 3269. l'urnaces, tubs, doublers, worm- | 3293 (amended). Distiller's entry of de tanks; penalty
posit in warehouse; warehousing 3270. Apparatus and fastenings.
bonds. 3271. Distillery warehouses.
[3293a.] Warehousing and transportation [3271a.) Use of warehouse by successors
bonds. in certain cases.
3294 (amended). Withdrawal from ware3272. When a warehouse becomes unsafe.
house. 3273. Storekeepers have charge under [:32910.] Allowance for leakage; spirits irection of collector,
may be regauged, etc.
Sec. [32916.) Act March 3, 1899. Allowance 3318 (ainended). Rectifiers’and wholesale for loss.
dealers' books and transcripts; 51-59. Act of Aug. 28, 1894. General
spirits, other than fruit brandy. 3319. Purchase of quantities greater 3295 (amended). Gauging, stamping, and
than 20 gallons from any person branding spirits removed from
other than, etc.; penalty. warehouse.
3320. Ganging and stamping rectified 3296. Removal, concealment, etc., of spir
spirits. its contrary to law; penalty. 3322. Filling blanks and aflixing and var3297 and (3297a). Alcohol witharau n for
nishing stamps. scientific purposes; penalty. 332:3 (amended). Spirits drawn into new 3298. Power of officers todetain packages
packages to be ganged and forty-eight hours.
branded; forfeiture. 3299. Forfeiture of spirits unlawfully re- 3324. Stamps and brands to be etiaced moved from distillery.
from empty casks; penalties. 3300. Storekeeper unlawfully removing 3325. Buying or selling spirit casks lav
spirits, or allowing same to be ing inspection marks; penalty.
3326. Changing stamps, shifting spirits, 3301 (ameudel). Storekeepers' ware
etc.; penalty. house books and returns.
3327. Removal within certain hours from 3302. Storekeepers to have charge of diis
distillery or rectifier's premises;
3328. Taxonimitation wines; counterfeit3303. Distillers' booky.
ing or reusing stamps; penalties. 3304. Books to be open to inspection and 3329 (amended). Draw back on spirits. preserved two years.
3330 (amended). Exportation of spirits 330). False entries, or omitting to keep
withdrawn from bonded wareor procluce books; penalty.
houses; relanding; penalties. 3306. l'sing false weights or measures, or [3330a.] Transportation bond may be unregistered materials; penalty.
taken; change of package. 3307 and 3308. Distillers' returus.
[3330b.) Act of December 20, 1879; allo's. 3309 (amended). Monthly examination of
ance for loss during transportadistiller's returns, assessment,
tion. etc., capacity tax.
3331. Release of distillery before judy[3309a.] Relief from assessments for deti
ment, in what cases. ciencies, etc., in certain cases. 3332 (amended). Stills, etc., to be de(33096.) Assessments to be at rate of tax
stroyed in certain cases. imposed by act August 28, 1894. 3333. Burden of proof. 3310 (amended). Commencement and sus- 3334 (amended). Spirits sold under judipension of work; penalties.
cial process subject to tax. "Pro3311. Reduction of capacity; penalty for
vision where spirits will not sell tampering with locks, etc.
for price equal to tax. 3312 and 3313. Stamps.
Wots of March 3, 1877, and October 18, 3314 (amended). Accountability for stamp
1888. Special bonded warehouses books; export stamps.
for fruit brandy. 3315 (ameuded). Restamping spirits, fer- Sections 11, 12, and 13, act March 1, 1879; mented liquors, tobacco, cigar's;
penalties. Imported liquor etc., when stamps are lost or des
stamps, etc. stroyed.
Act October 1, 1890, as amended by act of 3:316. Officer issuing or permitting use of
Angust 28, 1894. Grape brauchy stamps, contrary to law; penalty.
used for the fortification of wine, [3316a.] Imitation stamps; penalty.
wine spirits and pure sweet wino 3317 (amended). Rectifiers' returns; rec
special bonded warehouses.
spirits in bond. SEC. 3247. Every person who produces distilled spirits, Distiller. dieti
See section 3282 as to vinegar makers, p. 170.
keeps masli, wort, or wash, the mash, wort, or wash must be such as will produce spirits on distillation. (United States (. House and Lot No. 3 Abattoir Place; 25 Int. Rev. Rec., 319.)
Special tax on distillers repealed, act of June 6, 1872.
A corporation may carry on the business of distilling. Also, meaning of the word “person” in this chapter. (15 Op. Atty.
Gen., 230; 23 Int. Rev. Rec., 141.) Distilled spir- SEC. 3248. Distilled spirits, spirits, alcohol, and alcoholic
, its, definition of.
spirit, within the true intent and meaning of this act, is that substance known as ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl, or spirit of wine, which is commonly produced by the fermentation of grain, starch, molasses, or sugar, including all dilutions and mixtures of this substance; and the tax shall attach to this substance as soon as it is in existence as such, whether it be subsequently separated as pure or impure spirit, or be immediately, or at any subsequent time, transferred into any other substance, either in the process of original production or by any subsequent process.
Under the internal-revenue laws the tax on spirits attaches as soon as they come into existence, and must be paid by the manufacturer, even in case of their destruction, unless the circumstances on which he relies for exemption come within the particular description in some one of the remedial statutes.
(Greenbrier Distillery Company r. Johnson, 88 Fed. Rep., 638.) Standard of SEC. 3249. Proof spirit shall be held to be that alcoholic
spirits; prevention of liquor which contains one-half its volume of alcohol of a frauds. specific gravity of seven thousand nine hundred and thirty
nine ten thousandths (.7939) at sixty degrees Fahrenheit. And for the prevention and detection of frauds by distillers of spirits, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue may prescribe for use such hydrometers, saccharometers, weighing and gauging instruments, or other means for ascertaining the quantity, gravity, and producing capacity of any mash, wort, or beer used, or to be used, in the production of distilled spirits, and the strength and quantity of spirits subject to tax, as he may deem necessary; and he may prescribe rules and regulations to secure a uniform aud correct system of inspection, weighing, marking, and gauging of spirits.
Meters. (Tice v. United States, 99 L. S., 286; Sausser 7. United States, 9 Ct. Clms., 338; 11 ibid., 538; Finch 1. United States, 12 Ct. Clms., 361; 102 U. S. (12 Otto), 269; 26 Int. Rev. Rec., 410.)
By the act of June 6, 1872 (17 Stat., 239), all the provisions of the act of July 20, 1868, toucbing meters were repealed.
By the terms of Special No. 180, issued June 16, 1877 (Gaugers' Manual, 1900), gangers are directed to decline to gauge, brand, mark, or stamp any distiller's or rectifier's package when the wantage exceeds one-half wine gallon in a package of less than 63 gallons' capacity when the temperature of the spirits is 50 Fabr, or above; or when the wantage exceeds 1 gallon on the same quantity with temperature below 50 Fahr.; or, when the capacity ranges from 63 to 126 gallous at a temperature of 500 Fahr, or above, the wantage is greater than 1 gallon; or with same quantity at a temperature less than 500 Fahr. and wantage greater than 14 gallong; or capacity 126 gallons and upward with a temperature of 50 Fahr. or more the wantage is greater than 2 gallons; or same capacity, temperature less than 50Fahr., wantage greater than 3 gallous. The exception is when a tinal package is insufficiently lilled because the distillery cis
torns or rectifying vats are exhausted, and then a special report
Under the modification of Special No. 180, gaugers are directed
On the 1st of May, 1892, the method of gauging of spirits by rod, theretofore used, was changed to a weigbing system, by which the pumber of wine gallons contents is determined by the weight of the package. Weighing beams are furnished for the use of distilleries and rectifying houses, and their use made obligatory, except at fruit distilleries of a production of less than 10,000 proof gallons during the season, and at rectifying houses rectifying less than 5,000 proof gallons of spirits annually. (Gaugers' Weighing Manual (1895) and Circular No. 529 (April 20, 1899), Vol. 1, Treas. Dec. No. 21047.)
Weighing spirits : Commissioner's Annual Report (1892). (38 Int. Rev. Rec., 13.)
Circular No. 175 relates to the price of the improved rod.
Alexander's improved wantage rod. (Dep. Cir. No. 160. Int.
Circular No. 218, August 1, 1879, authorizes the outage of pack-
See Gaugers' Manual, 1900, for rule applicable to all apparatus for aging whisky, which has been approved by the Commissioner.
One of the regulations established under the authority of section 3249 was that, “ Whenever any rectifier proposes to empty any spirits for the purpose of rectifying, purifying, refining, redistilling, or compounding the sanie, he will file with the collector a notice or statement giving the number of casks or packages, the serial number of each, the number of wine and proof gallons in each, the kind of stamps and serial numbers of each, the particular name of such spirits as known to the trade, the proof, by whom produced, the district where produced, by whom inspected, and the date of inspection.
It was claimed that the regulation in question was unanthor. ized by the statute. The opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Thacher, claimant, etc., v. United States, says: “But we see no just ground for such a proposition. The internal. revenue law is very specific in the details of that which is necessary to prevent fraud, especially in regard to the tax on whisky and tobacco, and it was still found necessary to authorize the bureau which had charge of the collection of that tax to prescribe regulations for conducting the business of making and selling whisky, and to adopt forms of reports in the information it must receive from the officers engaged in collecting the tax and the parties who should pay the tax. The rule in question seems to be a reasonable one and within the purview of the power conferred.” (Thomas Thacher, claimant of 102 packages of distilled spirits, plaintiff in error, v. The United States, 103 U.S. 679; 27 Înt. Rev. Rec., 144.) The substance of this regulation is now included in the statutes. [Seo. 3317a, p, 197.)
A new edition of the Internal-Revenue Gaugers' Mannal, embracing regulations and instructions and tables prescribed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue by virtue of section 3249,
R. S., has been issued (1900). Sec. 3250. In all sales of spirits a gallon shall be held to. Gallon as nsed
in sales, detini. be a gallon of proof spirit, according to the standard pre- tion of. scribed in the preceding section, set forth and declared for