26 U.S.C. § 6871

Current through P.L. 116-155 (8/8/2020)
Section 6871 - Claims for income, estate, gift, and certain excise taxes in receivership proceedings, etc.
(a) Immediate assessment in receivership proceedings

On the appointment of a receiver for the taxpayer in any receivership proceeding before any court of the United States or of any State or of the District of Columbia, any deficiency (together with all interest, additional amounts, and additions to the tax provided by law) determined by the Secretary in respect of a tax imposed by subtitle A or B or by chapter 41, 42, 43, or 44 on such taxpayer may, despite the restrictions imposed by section 6213(a) on assessments, be immediately assessed if such deficiency has not theretofore been assessed in accordance with law.

(b) Immediate assessment with respect to certain title 11 cases

Any deficiency (together with all interest, additional amounts, and additions to the tax provided by law) determined by the Secretary in respect of a tax imposed by subtitle A or B or by chapter 41, 42, 43, or 44 on-

(1) the debtor's estate in a case under title 11 of the United States Code, or
(2) the debtor, but only if liability for such tax has become res judicata pursuant to a determination in a case under title 11 of the United States Code,

may, despite the restrictions imposed by section 6213(a) on assessments, be immediately assessed if such deficiency has not theretofore been assessed in accordance with law.

(c) Claim filed despite pendency of tax court proceedings

In the case of a tax imposed by subtitle A or B or by chapter 41, 42, 43, or 44-

(1) claims for the deficiency and for interest, additional amounts, and additions to the tax may be presented, for adjudication in accordance with law, to the court before which the receivership proceeding (or the case under title 11 of the United States Code) is pending, despite the pendency of proceedings for the redetermination of the deficiency pursuant to a petition to the Tax Court; but
(2) in the case of a receivership proceeding, no petition for any such redetermination shall be filed with the Tax Court after the appointment of the receiver.

26 U.S.C. § 6871

Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 838; Pub. L. 85-866, title I, §88, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1665; Pub. L. 94-455, title XIX, §§1906(b)(13)(A), (c) (1), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834, 1835; Pub. L. 96-589, §6(g)(1), Dec. 24, 1980, 94 Stat. 3409; Pub. L. 101-239, title VII, §7841(d)(2), Dec. 19, 1989, 103 Stat. 2428.

AMENDMENTS1989- Pub. L. 101-239 substituted "or 44" for "44, or 45" in subsecs. (a), (b), and (c). 1980-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96-589 amended subsec. (a) generally, substituting reference to appointment of a receiver for the taxpayer in any receivership proceedings, for reference to adjudication of bankruptcy of a taxpayer in a liquidating proceeding, the filing or the approval of a petition of or the approval of a petition against any taxpayer in any other bankruptcy proceeding, or the appointment of a receiver for any taxpayer in any receivership proceeding, and inserted reference to chapters 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45.Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 96-589 added subsec. (b), redesignated former subsec. (b) as (c), inserted reference to chapters 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45, and struck out reference to bankruptcy proceedings. 1976-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94-455, §1906(b)(13)(A), struck out "or his delegate" after "Secretary".Pub. L. 94-455, §1906(c)(1), struck out "or Territory" after "any State". 1958-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 85-866, §88(a), substituted "the filing or (where approval is required by the Bankruptcy Act) the approval of a petition of, or the approval of a petition against, any taxpayer" for "the approval of a petition of, or against, any taxpayer".Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 85-866, §88(b), substituted "the filing or (where approval is required by the Bankruptcy Act) the approval of a petition of, or the approval of a petition against, any taxpayer" for "approval of the petition".

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 section 108 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1976 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 94-455 effective on first day of first month which begins more than ninety days after Oct. 4, 1976, see section 1906(d)(1) of Pub. L. 94-455 set out as a note under section 6013 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1958 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 85-866 effective Aug. 17, 1954, see section 1(c)(2) of Pub. L. 85-866 set out as a note under section 165 of this title.

Secretary
The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Treasury or his delegate.
State
The term "State" shall be construed to include the District of Columbia, where such construction is necessary to carry out provisions of this title.
Tax Court
The term "Tax Court" means the United States Tax Court.
taxpayer
The term "taxpayer" means any person subject to any internal revenue tax.