27 CFR 40.232 - Experimental purposes.

§ 40.232 Experimental purposes.
A manufacturer of tobacco products may use tobacco products for experimental purposes without determination and payment of tax as set forth in this section.
(a) What are experimental purposes? Experimental purposes are operations or tests carried out under controlled conditions to discover an unknown scientific principle or fact, to gather or confirm data about a known scientific principle or fact, or to test manufacturing, packaging, or other such equipment. Examples of uses for experimental purposes are:
(1) Use by manufacturers to determine scientific facts relating to tobacco products, such as their chemical content;
(2) Use by producers of packaging machines to test the operation of such machines; and
(3) Use by laboratories, hospitals, medical centers, institutes, colleges, or universities, for scientific, technical, or medical research.
(b) What purposes are not experimental? The uses of tobacco products outside the factory premises for advertising or consumer testing or as salespersons' or customers' samples are not experimental purposes.
(c) Use in factory. A manufacturer of tobacco products may use tobacco products without determination and payment of tax for experimental purposes in a factory.
(d) Use outside factory. A manufacturer may remove tobacco products in bond for experimental purposes outside a factory. When tobacco products are shipped for experimental purposes outside the factory, the proprietor of the factory remains liable for the taxes imposed by 26 U.S.C. 5701 until the occurrence of one of the following events:
(1) The tobacco products are returned to the premises of the factory from which they were shipped; or
(2) The tobacco products are destroyed during or after their use for experimental purposes.
(e) Record of use. In addition to the records prescribed by § 40.183, a manufacturer who removes tobacco products in bond for experimental purposes outside a factory must prepare and maintain a record containing the following information:
(1) Name and address of the consignee;
(2) Kind and quantity of tobacco products removed;
(3) Description of packaging, if any, of the tobacco products removed;
(4) Description of how and when the consignee will use the tobacco products; and
(5) Disposition of any remaining tobacco products after the consignee's use.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under Control Number 1512-0562)
(72 Stat. 1418, as amended; 26 U.S.C. 5704)
[T.D. ATF-478, 67 FR 19333, Apr. 19, 2002]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE

§ 5701 - Rate of tax

§ 5703 - Liability for tax and method of payment

§ 5704 - Exemption from tax

§ 5705 - Credit, refund, or allowance of tax

§ 5711 - Bond

§ 5712 - Application for permit

§ 5713 - Permit

§ 5721 - Inventories

§ 5722 - Reports

§ 5723 - Packages, marks, labels, and notices

§ 5731 - Imposition and rate of tax

§ 5732 - Payment of tax

§ 5733 - Provisions relating to liability for occupational taxes

§ 5734 - Application of State laws

§ 5741 - Records to be maintained

§ 5751 - Purchase, receipt, possession, or sale of tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes, after removal

§ 5753 - Disposal of forfeited, condemned, and abandoned tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes

§ 5761 - Civil penalties

§ 5762 - Criminal penalties

§ 5763 - Forfeitures

§ 6061 - Signing of returns and other documents

§ 6065 - Verification of returns

§ 6109 - Identifying numbers

§ 6151 - Time and place for paying tax shown on returns

§ 6301 - Collection authority

§ 6302 - Mode or time of collection

§ 6311 - Payment of tax by commercially acceptable means

§ 6313 - Fractional parts of a cent

§ 6402 - Authority to make credits or refunds

§ 6404 - Abatements

§ 6423 - Conditions to allowance in the case of alcohol and tobacco taxes

§ 6676 - Erroneous claim for refund or credit

§ 6806 - Occupational tax stamps

§ 7011 - Registration—persons paying a special tax

§ 7212 - Attempts to interfere with administration of internal revenue laws

§ 7325 - Personal property valued at $100,000 or less

§ 7342 - Penalty for refusal to permit entry or examination

§ 7502 - Timely mailing treated as timely filing and paying

§ 7503 - Time for performance of acts where last day falls on Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday

§ 7606 - Entry of premises for examination of taxable objects

§ 7805 - Rules and regulations

U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE