26 U.S.C. § 7207

Current through P.L. 116-21 (6/12/2019)
Section 7207 - Fraudulent returns, statements, or other documents

Any person who willfully delivers or discloses to the Secretary any list, return, account, statement, or other document, known by him to be fraudulent or to be false as to any material matter, shall be fined not more than $10,000 ($50,000 in the case of a corporation), or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both. Any person required pursuant to section 6047(b), section 6104(d), or subsection (i) or (j) of section 527 to furnish any information to the Secretary or any other person who willfully furnishes to the Secretary or such other person any information known by him to be fraudulent or to be false as to any material matter shall be fined not more than $10,000 ($50,000 in the case of a corporation), or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.

26 U.S.C. § 7207

Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 853; Pub. L. 87-792Oct. 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 831; Pub. L. 91-172Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 524; Pub. L. 94-455Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834; Pub. L. 96-603, §1(d)(5), Dec. 28, 1980, 94 Stat. 3505; Pub. L. 97-248, title III, §329(d), Sept. 3, 1982, 96 Stat. 619; Pub. L. 98-369, div. A, title IV, §491(d)(51), July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 852; Pub. L. 100-203, title X, §10704(c), Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1330-463; Pub. L. 105-2771998; Pub. L. 107-2762002.

AMENDMENTS 2002-Pub. L. 107-276 substituted "pursuant to section 6047(b), section 6104(d), or subsection (i) or (j) of section 527" for "pursuant to subsection (b) of section 6047 or pursuant to subsection (d) of section 6104".1998-Pub. L. 105-277 struck out "or (e)" after "subsection (d)".1987-Pub. L. 100-203 inserted reference to subsec. (e) of section 6104.1984-Pub. L. 98-369 struck out "or (c)" after "subsection (b)".1982-Pub. L. 97-248 substituted "$10,000 ($50,000 in the case of a corporation)" for "$1,000" wherever appearing.1980-Pub. L. 96-603 substituted "subsection (b) or (c) of section 6047 or pursuant to subsection (d) of section 6104" for "sections 6047(b) or (c), 6056, or 6104(d)".1976-Pub. L. 94-455 struck out "or his delegate" after "Secretary".1969-Pub. L. 91-172 substituted "sections 6047(b) or (c), 6056, or 6104(d)" for "section 6047(b) or (c)".1962-Pub. L. 87-792 inserted sentence providing that any person required pursuant to section 6047(b) or (c) to furnish any information to the Secretary or any other person who willfully furnishes to the Secretary or such other person any information known by him to be fraudulent or to be false as to any material matter shall be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2002 AMENDMENTPub. L. 107-2762002, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (d) [amending this section] shall apply to reports and notices required to be filed on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 2, 2002]."

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1998 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 105-277 applicable to requests made after the later of Dec. 31, 1998, or the 60th day after the Secretary of the Treasury first issues the regulations referred to in section 6104(d)(4) of this title, see section 1004(b)(3) of Pub. L. 105-277, set out as a note under section 6104 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1987 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 100-203 applicable to returns for years beginning after Dec. 31, 1986, and on and after Dec. 22, 1987, in case of applications submitted after July 15, 1987, or on or before July 15, 1987, if the organization has a copy of the application on July 15, 1987, see section 10704(d) of Pub. L. 100-203, set out as a note under section 6652 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 98-369 applicable to obligations issued after Dec. 31, 1983, see section 491(f)(1) of Pub. L. 98-369, set out as a note under section 62 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1982 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 97-248 applicable to offenses committed after Sept. 3, 1982, see section 329(e) of Pub. L. 97-248, set out as a note under section 7201 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1980 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 96-603 applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1980, see section 1(f) of Pub. L. 96-603, set out as a note under section 6033 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1969 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 91-172 effective Jan. 1, 1970, see section 101(k)(1) of Pub. L. 91-172, set out as an Effective Date note under section 4940 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1962 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 87-792 applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1962, see section 8 of Pub. L. 87-792, set out as a note under section 22 of this title.

ANNUAL REPORTSPub. L. 110-4282008, provided that: "The Secretary of the Treasury shall annually submit to Congress and make publicly available a report on the filing of false and fraudulent returns by individuals incarcerated in Federal and State prisons. Such report shall include statistics on the number of false and fraudulent returns associated with each Federal and State prison."

Secretary of the Treasury
The term "Secretary of the Treasury" means the Secretary of the Treasury, personally, and shall not include any delegate of his.
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.
corporation
The term "corporation" includes associations, joint-stock companies, and insurance companies.
person
The term "person" shall be construed to mean and include an individual, a trust, estate, partnership, association, company or corporation.