26 U.S. Code § 7605 - Time and place of examination

(a) Time and place
The time and place of examination pursuant to the provisions of section 6420 (e)(2), 6421 (g)(2), 6427 (j)(2), or 7602 shall be such time and place as may be fixed by the Secretary and as are reasonable under the circumstances. In the case of a summons under authority of paragraph (2) of section 7602, or under the corresponding authority of section 6420 (e)(2), 6421 (g)(2), or 6427 (j)(2), the date fixed for appearance before the Secretary shall not be less than 10 days from the date of the summons.
(b) Restrictions on examination of taxpayer
No taxpayer shall be subjected to unnecessary examination or investigations, and only one inspection of a taxpayer’s books of account shall be made for each taxable year unless the taxpayer requests otherwise or unless the Secretary, after investigation, notifies the taxpayer in writing that an additional inspection is necessary.
(c) Cross reference
For provisions restricting church tax inquiries and examinations, see section 7611.

Source

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 902; Apr. 2, 1956, ch. 160, § 4(i),70 Stat. 91; June 29, 1956, ch. 462, title II, § 208(d)(4),70 Stat. 396; Pub. L. 89–44, title II, § 202(c)(4),June 21, 1965, 79 Stat. 139; Pub. L. 91–172, title I, § 121(f),Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 548; Pub. L. 91–258, title II, § 207(d)(9),May 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 249; Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, § 1906(b)(13)(A),Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834; Pub. L. 94–530, § 1(c)(6),Oct. 17, 1976, 90 Stat. 2488; Pub. L. 95–599, title V, § 505(c)(5),Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2760; Pub. L. 96–223, title II, § 232(d)(4)(E),Apr. 2, 1980, 94 Stat. 278; Pub. L. 97–424, title V, § 515(b)(12),Jan. 6, 1983, 96 Stat. 2182; Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title IX, § 911(d)(2)(G), title X, § 1033(c)(1),July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 1007, 1039; Pub. L. 99–514, title XVII, § 1703(e)(2)(G),Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2778; Pub. L. 100–647, title I, § 1017(c)(9), (12),Nov. 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 3576, 3577.)
Amendments

1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–647, § 1017(c)(12), made technical correction to language of Pub. L. 99–514, § 1703(e)(2)(G), see 1986 Amendment note below.
Pub. L. 100–647, § 1017(c)(9), substituted “6421(g)(2)” for “6421(f)(2)” in two places.
1986—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–514, as amended by Pub. L. 100–647, § 1017(c)(12), substituted “6427(j)(2)” for “6427(i)(2)” in two places.
1984—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–369, § 911(d)(2)(G), substituted “6427(i)(2)” for “6427(h)(2)” in two places.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98–369, § 1033(c)(1), amended subsec. (c) generally, substituting a cross reference relating to church tax inquiries for provisions relating to church tax inquiries.
1983—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–424struck out “6424(d)(2),” after “6421(f)(2),” wherever appearing.
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–223substituted “6427(h)(2)” for “6427(g)(2)” wherever appearing.
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–599substituted “6427(g)(2)” for “6427(f)(2)” wherever appearing.
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–530substituted “6427(f)(2)” for “6427(e)(2)” wherever appearing.
Pub. L. 94–455struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary”.
Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 94–455struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary”.
1970—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 91–258inserted references to section 6427 (e)(2).
1969—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 91–172added subsec. (c).
1965—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 89–44inserted references to section 6424 (d)(2).
1956—Subsec. (a). Act June 29, 1956, inserted references to section 6421 (f)(2).
Act Apr. 2, 1956, inserted references to section 6420 (e)(2) in second sentence.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–647effective, except as otherwise provided, as if included in the provision of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99–514, to which such amendment relates, see section 1019(a) ofPub. L. 100–647, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–514applicable to gasoline removed (as defined in section 4082 of this title as amended by section 1703 ofPub. L. 99–514) after Dec. 31, 1987, see section 1703(h) ofPub. L. 99–514, set out as a note under section 4081 of this title.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by section 911(d)(2)(G) ofPub. L. 98–369effective Aug. 1, 1984, see section 911(e) ofPub. L. 98–369, set out as a note under section 6427 of this title.
Amendment by section 1033(c)(1) ofPub. L. 98–369applicable with respect to inquiries and examinations beginning after Dec. 31, 1984, see section 1033(d) ofPub. L. 98–369, set out as an Effective Date note under section 7611 of this title.
Effective Date of 1983 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–424applicable with respect to articles sold after Jan. 6, 1983, see section 515(c) ofPub. L. 97–424, set out as a note under section 34 of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–223effective Jan. 1, 1979, see section 232(h)(2) ofPub. L. 96–223, set out as a note under section 6427 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–599effective Jan. 1, 1979, see section 505(d) ofPub. L. 95–599, set out as a note under section 6427 of this title.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–530effective Oct. 1, 1976, see section 1(d) ofPub. L. 94–530, set out as a note under section 4041 of this title.
Effective Date of 1970 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 91–258effective July 1, 1970, see section 211(a) ofPub. L. 91–258, set out as a note under section 4041 of this title.
Effective Date of 1969 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 91–172applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1969, see section 121(g) ofPub. L. 91–172, set out as a note under section 511 of this title.
Effective Date of 1965 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 89–44effective Jan. 1, 1966, see section 701(a)(1), (2), ofPub. L. 89–44, set out as a note under section 4161 of this title.
Effective Date of 1956 Amendment

Amendment by act June 29, 1956, effective June 29, 1956, see section 211 of act June 29, 1956, set out as a note under section 4041 of this title.
Regulations

Pub. L. 100–647, title VI, § 6228(b),Nov. 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 3732, provided that: “The Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary’s delegate shall issue regulations to implement subsection (a) ofsection 7605 of the 1986 Code (relating to time and place of examination) within 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 10, 1988].”

 

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