26 U.S. Code § 5612 - Forfeiture of taxpaid distilled spirits remaining on bonded premises

(a) General
No distilled spirits on which tax has been paid or determined shall be stored or allowed to remain on the bonded premises of any distilled spirits plant, under the penalty of forfeiture of all spirits so found.
(b) Exceptions
Subsection (a) shall not apply in the case of—
(1) distilled spirits in the process of prompt removal from bonded premises on payment or determination of the tax; or
(2) distilled spirits returned to bonded premises in accordance with the provisions of section 5215.


(Added Pub. L. 85–859, title II, § 201,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1404; amended Pub. L. 96–39, title VIII, § 807(a)(55),July 26, 1979, 93 Stat. 289.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 5612, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 685, related to penalty for using material or removing spirits without supervision, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859. See section 5687 of this title.
Provisions similar to those comprising subsec. (a) of this section were contained in prior section 5625, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 688, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.

1979—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–39redesignated subpars. (2) and (3) as (1) and (2), respectively, and struck out former subpars. (1) and (4) which excepted distilled spirits which were bottled in bond under section 5233 of this title and which were returned to bonded premises for rebottling, relabeling, or restamping in accordance with subsec. (d) ofsection 5233, and excepted such spirits, held on bonded premises, on which the tax had become payable by operation of law, but on which the tax had not been paid.
Effective Date of 1979 Amendment

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

Pub. L. 96–39, title VIII, § 808(c)(1),July 26, 1979, 93 Stat. 291, set out as a note under section 5061 of this title, provided that subsec. (a) of this section was not to apply during 1980.

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