No civil action for the collection or recovery of taxes, or of any fine, penalty, or forfeiture, shall be commenced unless the Secretary authorizes or sanctions the proceedings and the Attorney General or his delegate directs that the action be commenced.
26 U.S.C. § 7401
AMENDMENTS1976- Pub. L. 94-455 struck out "or his delegate" after "Secretary".
- Attorney General
- The term "Attorney General" means the Attorney General of the United States.
- The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Treasury or his delegate.