No suit or proceeding under section 7422(a) for the recovery of any internal revenue tax, penalty, or other sum, shall be begun before the expiration of 6 months from the date of filing the claim required under such section unless the Secretary renders a decision thereon within that time, nor after the expiration of 2 years from the date of mailing by certified mail or registered mail by the Secretary to the taxpayer of a notice of the disallowance of the part of the claim to which the suit or proceeding relates.
If any person files a written waiver of the requirement that he be mailed a notice of disallowance, the 2-year period prescribed in paragraph (1) shall begin on the date such waiver is filed.
Any consideration, reconsideration, or action by the Secretary with respect to such claim following the mailing of a notice by certified mail or registered mail of disallowance shall not operate to extend the period within which suit may be begun.
For substitution of 120-day period for the 6-month period contained in paragraph (1) in a title 11 case, see sectionof title 11 of the United States Code.
Recovery of an erroneous refund by suit under section 7405 shall be allowed only if such suit is begun within 2 years after the making of such refund, except that such suit may be brought at any time within 5 years from the making of the refund if it appears that any part of the refund was induced by fraud or misrepresentation of a material fact.
Except as provided by paragraph (2), no suit or proceeding under section 7426 shall be begun after the expiration of 2 years from the date of the levy or agreement giving rise to such action.
If a request is made for the return of property described in section 6343(b), the 2-year period prescribed in paragraph (1) shall be extended for a period of 12 months from the date of filing of such request or for a period of 6 months from the date of mailing by registered or certified mail by the Secretary to the person making such request of a notice of disallowance of the part of the request to which the action relates, whichever is shorter.
26 U.S.C. § 6532
AMENDMENTS2017-Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 115-97, §11071(b)(1), substituted "2 years" for "9 months". Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 115-97, §11071(b)(2), substituted "2-year" for "9-month".1980-Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 96-589 added par. (5). 1976- Pub. L. 94-455 struck out "or his delegate" after "Secretary" wherever appearing. 1966-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 89-719 added subsec. (c).1958-Subsec. (a)(1), (4). Pub. L. 85-866 inserted "certified mail or" before "registered mail" wherever appearing.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2017 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 115-97 applicable to levies made after Dec. 22, 2017, and levies made on or before Dec. 22, 2017, if the 9-month period has not expired under sectionof this title (without regard to section 11071 of Pub. L. 115-97) as of such date, see section 11071(c) of Pub. L. 115-97 set out as a note under section of this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1980 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 96-589 effective Oct. 1, 1979, but not applicable to proceedings under Title 11, Bankruptcy, commenced before Oct. 1, 1979, see section 7(e) of Pub. L. 96-589 set out as a note under sectionof this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1966 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 89-719 applicable after Nov. 2, 1966, regardless of when title or lien of United States arose or when lien or interest of another person was acquired, with certain exceptions, see section 114(a)-(c) of Pub. L. 89-719 set out as a note under section of this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1958 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 85-866 applicable only if mailing occurs after Sept. 2, 1958, see section 89(d) of Pub. L. 85-866 set out as a note under sectionof this title.
- The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Treasury or his delegate.
- The term "levy" includes the power of distraint and seizure by any means.
- The term "person" shall be construed to mean and include an individual, a trust, estate, partnership, association, company or corporation.
- The term "taxpayer" means any person subject to any internal revenue tax.