26 U.S. Code § 4291 - Cases where persons receiving payment must collect tax

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Except as otherwise provided in section 4263 (a), every person receiving any payment for facilities or services on which a tax is imposed upon the payor thereof under this chapter shall collect the amount of the tax from the person making such payment.


(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 511; July 25, 1956, ch. 725, § 4(c),70 Stat. 646; Pub. L. 85–859, title I, § 131(g),Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1287; Pub. L. 89–44, title III, § 305(a),June 21, 1965, 79 Stat. 148; Pub. L. 91–258, title II, § 205(c)(3),May 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 242.)

1970—Pub. L. 91–258substituted “section 4263 (a)” for “section 4264(a)”.
1965—Pub. L. 89–44struck out reference to section 4231 and struck out sentence referring to tax imposed on life memberships by section 4241.
1958—Pub. L. 85–859substituted “Except as otherwise provided in sections 3241 and 4262 (a)” for “Except as provided in section 4264(a)”.
1956—Act July 25, 1956, inserted “Except as provided in section 4264(a)”, and struck out provisions which related to collection of tax where payment specified in section 4261 was made outside the United States for a prepaid order, exchange order, or similar order.
Effective Date of 1970 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 91–258effective on 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 1965 Amendment

Pub. L. 89–44, title VII, § 701(b)(1),June 21, 1965, 79 Stat. 156, provided that:
“(A) The amendments made by sections 301 and 305 [repealing sections 4231 to 4234 and 4241 to 4243 of this title and amending this section and section 6040 of this title] insofar as they relate to the taxes imposed by section 4231 of the Code, shall apply with respect to admissions, services, or uses after noon, December 31, 1965.
“(B) The amendments made by sections 301 and 305 insofar as they relate to the taxes imposed by section 4241 of the Code, shall apply with respect to—
“(i) dues and membership fees attributable to periods beginning on or after January 1, 1966;
“(ii) initiation fees (other than initiation fees to which clause (iii) applies) and amounts paid for life memberships attributable to memberships beginning on or after January 1, 1966;
“(iii) initiation fees paid on or after July 1, 1965, to a new club or organization which first makes its facilities available to members on or after such date; and
“(iv) in the case of amounts described in section 4243(b) of the Code, 3-year periods beginning on or after January 1, 1966.”
Effective Date of 1958 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 85–859effective on first day of first calendar quarter which begins more than 60 days after Sept. 2, 1958, see section 1(c) ofPub. L. 85–859, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1275.
Effective Date of 1956 Amendment

Amendment by act July 25, 1956, applicable to amounts paid on or after first day of first month which begins more than sixty days after July 25, 1956, for transportation commencing on or after such first day, see section 6 of act July 25, 1956, set out as a note under section 4261 of this title.

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