26 U.S. Code § 7505 - Sale of personal property acquired by the United States

(a) Sale
Any personal property acquired by the United States in payment of or as security for debts arising under the internal revenue laws may be sold by the Secretary in accordance with such regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary.
(b) Accounting
In case of the resale of such property, the proceeds of the sale shall be paid into the Treasury as internal revenue collections, and there shall be rendered a distinct account of all charges incurred in such sales.


(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 896; Pub. L. 89–719, title I, § 111(a), (c)(1),Nov. 2, 1966, 80 Stat. 1145; Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, § 1906(b)(13)(A),Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834.)

1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–455struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary” wherever appearing.
1966—Pub. L. 89–719substituted “acquired by the United States in payment of or as security for debts arising under the internal revenue laws” for “purchased by the United States under the authority of section 6335 (e) (relating to purchase for the account of the United States of property sold under levy)” in subsec. (a), and substituted “acquired” for “purchased” in section catchline.
Effective Date of 1966 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 89–719applicable after Nov. 2, 1966, regardless of when title or lien of United States arose or when lien or interest of another person was acquired, with certain exceptions, see section 114 (a)–(c) of Pub. L. 89–719, set out as a note under section 6323 of this title.

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