I.R.C. § 4901(a) Condition Precedent To Carrying On Certain Business
No person shall be engaged in or carry on any trade or business subject to the tax
imposed by section 4411 (wagering) until he has paid the special tax therefor.
I.R.C. § 4901(b) Computation
All special taxes shall be imposed as of on the first day of July in each year,
or on commencing any trade or business on which such tax is imposed. In the former
case the tax shall be reckoned for 1 year, and in the latter case it shall be reckoned
proportionately, from the first day of the month in which the liability to a special
tax commenced, to and including the 30th day of June following.
(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 593; June 21, 1965,
Pub. L. 89-44, title IV, 405(b), 79 Stat. 149; Oct. 27, 1970, Pub. L. 91-513, title III, 1102(a), 84 Stat. 1292; Oct. 4, 1976, Pub. L. 94-455, title XIX, 1904(a)(19), 90 Stat. 1814; Nov. 6, 1978, Pub. L. 95-600, title V, 521(c)(2), 92 Stat. 2884.)
1978--Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95-600 struck out “or 4461(a)(1)
(coin-operated gaming devices)” after “(wagering)”.
1976--Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94-455 struck out subsec. (c) which provided that all special taxes should be paid by stamp
and made reference to subtitle F for authority of the Secretary to make assessments
where special taxes have not been duly paid by stamp.
1970--Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 91-513 struck out references to tax imposed by sections 4721 (narcotic drugs) and 4751 (marihuana).
1965--Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 89-44 substituted “4461(a)(1)” for
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1978 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 95-600 applicable with respect to years beginning after June 30, 1980, see section 521(d)(2)
of Pub. L. 95-600, set out as an Effective Date of Repeals note under section 4464 of this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1976 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 94-455 effective on the first day of the first month which begins more than 90 days after
Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1904(d) of Pub. L. 94-455, set out as a note under section 4041 of this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1970 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 91-513 effective on the first day of the seventh calendar month that begins after Oct. 26,
1970, see section 1105(a) of Pub. L. 91-513, set out as an Effective Date note under section 951 of Title 21, Food and Drugs.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1965 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 89-44 applicable on and after July 1, 1965, see section 701(c)(2) of Pub. L. 89-44, set out in part as a note under section 4402 of this title.
Prosecution for any violation of law occurring, and civil seizures or forfeitures
and injunctive proceedings commenced, prior to the effective date of amendment of
this section by section 1102 of Pub. L. 91-513 not to be affected or abated by reason thereof, see section 1103 of Pub. L. 91-513, set out as a note under section 171 of Title 21, Food and Drugs.
PERSONS ENGAGED IN ACTIVITIES ON DECEMBER 1, 1974, REQUIRING PAYMENT OF WAGERING TAX
Person on Dec. 1, 1974, engaging in an activity making him liable for payment of tax
imposed by section 4411 of this title (as in effect on such date) to be treated as
commencing such activity on such date for purposes of this section and section 4411
of this title, see section 3(d)(2) of Pub. L. 93-499, set out as a note under section 4411 of this title.