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Internal Revenue Code, § 891. Doubling Of Rates Of Tax On Citizens And Corporations Of Certain Foreign Countries

Whenever the President finds that, under the laws of any foreign country, citizens or corporations of the United States are being subjected to discriminatory or extraterritorial taxes, the President shall so proclaim and the rates of tax imposed by sections 1, 3, 11, 801, 831, 852, 871, and 881 shall, for the taxable year during which such proclamation is made and for each taxable year thereafter, be doubled in the case of each citizen and corporation of such foreign country; but the tax at such doubled rate shall be considered as imposed by such sections as the case may be. In no case shall this section operate to increase the taxes imposed by such sections (computed without regard to this section) to an amount in excess of 80 percent of the taxable income of the taxpayer (computed without regard to the deductions allowable under section 151 and under part VIII of subchapter B). Whenever the President finds that the laws of any foreign country with respect to which the President has made a proclamation under the preceding provisions of this section have been modified so that discriminatory and extraterritorial taxes applicable to citizens and corporations of the United States have been removed, he shall so proclaim, and the provisions of this section providing for doubled rates of tax shall not apply to any citizen or corporation of such foreign country with respect to any taxable year beginning after such proclamation is made.
(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 283; Mar. 13, 1956, ch. 83, 5(6), 70 Stat. 49; June 25, 1959, Pub. L. 86-69, 3(f)(1), 73 Stat. 140; July 18, 1984, Pub. L. 98-369, div. A, title II, 211(b)(12), 98 Stat. 755; Oct. 22, 1986, Pub. L. 99-514, title X, 1024(c)(13), 100 Stat. 2408.)
BACKGROUND NOTES
Amendments to Subpart
1986--Pub. L. 99-514, title XII, 1212(b)(1), Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2537, redesignated former subpart (C) as (D).
1980--Pub. L. 96-499, title XI, 1122(b), Dec. 5, 1980, 94 Stat. 2687, added item 897.
1966--Pub. L. 89-809, title I, 102(a)(4)(B), 105(c), Nov. 13, 1966, 80 Stat. 1543, 1565, substituted “affected by treaty" for “exempt under treaty” in item 894, inserted “or from bank deposits" in item 895, and added item 896.
1961--Pub. L. 87-29, 1(b), May 4, 1961, 75 Stat. 64, added item 895.
AMENDMENTS
1986--Pub. L. 99-514 struck out reference to section 821.
1984--Pub. L. 98-369 substituted “801” for “802”.
1959--Pub. L. 86-69 struck out reference to section 811.
1956--Act Mar. 13, 1956, inserted reference to section 811.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1986 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 99-514 applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1986, see section 1024(e) of Pub. L. 99-514, set out as a note under section 831 of this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 98-369 applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1983, see section 215 of Pub. L. 98-369, set out as an Effective Date note under section 801 of this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1959 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 86-69 applicable only with respect to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1957, see section 4 of Pub. L. 86-69, set out an Effective Date note under section 381 of this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1956 AMENDMENT
Amendment by act Mar. 13, 1956, applicable only to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1954, see section 6 of act Mar. 13, 1956, set out as a note under section 316 of this title.