26 U.S. Code § 5881 - Greenmail
There is hereby imposed on any person who receives greenmail a tax equal to 50 percent of gain or other income of such person by reason of such receipt.
The term “public tender offer” means any offer to purchase or otherwise acquire stock or assets in a corporation if such offer was or would be required to be filed or registered with any Federal or State agency regulating securities.
The tax imposed by this section shall apply whether or not the gain or other income referred to in subsection (a) is recognized.
For purposes of the deficiency procedures of subtitle F, any tax imposed by this section shall be treated as a tax imposed by subtitle A.
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–647, § 2004(o)(1)(A), substituted “gain or other income of such person by reason of such receipt” for “gain realized by such person on such receipt”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100–647, § 2004(o)(1)(B)(i), substituted “a corporation (or any person acting in concert with such corporation) to directly or indirectly acquire stock of such corporation” for “a corporation to directly or indirectly acquire its stock”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 100–647, § 2004(o)(1)(C), substituted “amount” for “gain” in heading and inserted “or other income” after “the gain” in text.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 100–647, § 2004(o)(2), added subsec. (e).
Amendment by section 2004(o)(1)(A), (C), (2) of Pub. L. 100–647 effective, except as otherwise provided, as if included in the provisions of the Revenue Act of 1987, Pub. L. 100–203, title X, to which such amendment relates, see section 2004(u) of Pub. L. 100–647, set out as a note under section 56 of this title.