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registered nominee if the shares or certificates so delivered or transferred are to be held by such nominee for the same purpose as if held by the broker, but such deliveries or transfers shall be accompanied by a certificate setting forth the facts: Provided further, That the tax shall not be imposed upon deliveries or transfers from a fiduciary •to a nominee if such fiduciary, or from one nominee of such fiduciary to another, if such shares or certificates continue to be held by such nominee for the same purpose for which they would be held if retained by such fiduciary, or from the nominee to such fiduciary, but such deliveries or transfers shall be accompanied by a certificate setting forth the facts: Provided further, That in case of sale where the evidence of transfer is shown only by the books of the corporation or other organization the stamp shall be placed upon such books; and where the change of ownership is by transfer of the certificate the stamp shall be placed upon the certificate; and in case of an agreement to sell or where the transfer is by delivery of the certificate assigned in blank there shall be made and delivered by the seller to the buyer a bill or memorandum of such sale, to which the stamp shall be affixed; and every bill or memorandum of sale or agreement to sell before mentioned shall show the date thereof, the name of the seller, the amount of the sale, and the matter or thing to which it refers: Provided further, That as used in this section the term “registered nominee" shall mean any person registered with the collector in accordance with such rules and regulations as the Commissioner with the approval of the Secretary shall prescribe. The tax shall not be imposed upon deliveries or transfers of shares or certificates

(1) From the owner to a custodian if under a written agreement between the parties the shares or certificates are to be held or disposed of by such custodian for, and subject at all times to the instructions of, the owner; or from such custodian to such owner;

(2) From such custodian to a registered nominee of such custodian, or from one such nominee to another such nominee, if in either case the shares or certificates continue to be held by such nominee for the same purpose for which they would be held if retained by such custodian; or from such nominee to such custo

dian. No exemption shall be granted under this paragraph unless the deliverics or transfers are accompanied by a certificate setting forth such facts as the Commissioner, with the approval of the Secretary, may by regulation prescribe as necessary for the evidencing of the right to such exemption. No delivery or transfer to a nominee shall be exempt under this paragraph unless such nominee, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Commissioner, with the approval of the Secretary, is registered with the Commissioner.

The tax imposed by this subsection shall not be imposed upon any delivery or transfer by an executor or administrator to a legatee, heir, or distributee of shares or certificates of stock if it is shown to the satisfaction of the Commissioner that the value of such shares or certificates is not greater than the amount of the tax that would otherwise be imposed on such delivery or transfer.

(c) TRANSFERS BY OPERATION OF LAW.-No delivery or transfer under subsection (b) not otherwise exempt shall be exempt because

effected by operation of law. The tax under such subsection shall not be imposed upon any delivery or transfer

(1) From a decedent to his executor or administrator.

(2) From a minor to his guardian, or from a guardian to his ward upon attaining majority.

(3) From an incompetent to his committee or similar legal representative, or from a committee or similar legal representative to a former incompetent upon removal of disability.

(4) From a bank, trust company, financial institution, insurance company, or other similar entity, or nominee, custodian, or trustee therefor, to a public officer or commission, or person designated by such officer or commission or by a court, in the taking over of its assets, in whole or part, under State or Federal law regulating or supervising such institutions, nor upon redelivery or retransfer by any such transferee or successor thereto.

(5) From a bankrupt or person in receivership due to insolvency to the trustee in bankruptcy or receiver, from such receiver to such trustee, or from such trustee to such receiver, nor upon redelivery or retransfer by any such transferee or successor thereto.

(6) From a transferee under paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, to his successor acting in the same capacity, or from one such successor to another.

(7) From a foreign country or national thereof to the United States or any agency thereof, or to the government of any foreign country, directed pursuant to the authority vested in the President by section 5 (b) of the Trading with the Enemy Act (40 Stat. 415), as amended by the First War Powers Act (55 Stat. 838) (50 U. S. C. App. 5).

(8) From trustees to surviving, substituted, succeeding, or additional trustees of the same trust.

(9) Upon the death of a joint tenant or tenant by the entireties, to the survivor or survivors. No exemption shall be granted under this subsection unless the delivery or transfer is accompanied by a certificate setting forth such facts as the Commissioner, with the approval of the Secretary, may by regulation prescribe.

(For exemptions from the tax imposed by section 1802, see section

1808.] SEC. 1804. INSURANCE POLICIES.

(a) INSURANCE Policies OTHER THAN LIFE, AND INDEMNITY, FIDELITY, OR SURETY Bonds.—On each policy of insurance (other than life), indemnity, fidelity, or surety bond, or certificate, binder, covering note, receipt, memorandum, cablegram, letter, or other instrument by whatever name called whereby a contract of insurance or an obligation of the nature of an indemnity, fidelity, or surety bond is made, continued, or renewed against, or with respect to, hazards, risks, losses, or liabilities wholly or partly within the United States, if issued to or for, or in the name of, a domestic corporation or partnership, or an individual resident of the United States, or with respect to hazards, risks, or liabilities within the United States, if issued to or for, or in the name of, a foreign corporation, foreign partnership, or nonresident

individual, engaged in a trade or business within the United States, and if the insurer is a nonresident alien individual, or a foreign partnership, or a foreign corporation, and if such policy or other instrument is not signed or countersigned by an officer or agent of the insurer in a State, Territory, or District of the United States within which such insurer is authorized to do business, a tax of 4 cents on each dollar, or fractional part thereof, of the premium charged.

(b) LIFE INSURANCE, SICKNESS, AND ACCIDENT POLICIES, AND ANNUITY CONTRACTS.--On each policy of insurance or annuity contract, or certificate, binder, covering note, receipt, memorandum, cablegram, letter, or other instrument by whatever name called whereby a contract of insurance or an annuity contract is made, continued, or renewed with respect to the life or hazards to the person of a citizen or resident of the United States, if the insurer is a nonresident alien individual, or a foreign partnership, or a foreign corporation, unless such policy or other instrument is signed or countersigned by an officer or agent of the insurer in a State, Territory, or District of the United States within which such insurer is authorized to do business, or unless the insurer is subject to tax under section 201, a tax of 1 cent on each dollar or fractional part thereof, of the premium charged.

[For the text of section 201, as applicable to taxable years beginning in 1944 or later, see “Corporation tax provisions of the Internal Revenue Code,” compiled by members of the staff of the Joint Committee on

Internal Revenue Taxation. I (c) REINSURANCE.--On each policy of reinsurance, certificate, binder, covering note, receipt, memorandum, cablegram, letter or other instrument by whatever name called whereby a contract of reinsurance is made, continued, or renewed against, or with respect to, any of the hazards, risks, losses, or liabilities covered by contracts described in subsections (a) and (b) of this section if the reinsurer is a nonresident alien individual, or a foreign partnership, or a foreign corporation, and if such policy or other instrument is not signed or countersigned by an officer or agent of the reinsurer in a State, Territory, or District of the United States within which such reinsurer is authorized to do business, a tax of 1 cent on each dollar, or fractional part thereof, of the premium charged. (d) [DEFINITIONS.-]When used in this section

(1) The term “indemnity, fidelity, or surety bond” includes any bond for indemnifying any person who shall have become bound or engaged as surety, and any bond for the due execution or performance of any contract, obligation, or requirement, or the duties of any office or position, and to account for money received by virtue thereof, where a premium is charged for the execution of such bond.

(2) The term “insurer" includes any person who shall become bound by an obligation of the nature of an indemnity, fidelity, or surety bond, where a premium is charged for the execution of

such obligation. SEC. 1805. SILVER BULLION.

On all transfers of any interest in silver bullion, if the price for which such interest is or is to be transferred exceeds the total of the

cost thereof and allowed expenses, 50 per centum of the amount of such excess. On every such transfer there shall be made and delivered by the transferor to the transferee a memorandum to which there shall be affixed lawful stamps in value equal to the tax thereon. Every such memorandum shall show the date thereof, the names and addresses of the transferor and transferee, the interest in silver bullion to which it refers, the price for which such interest is or is to be transferred and the cost thereof and the allowed expenses. Stamps affixed under this section shall be canceled (in lieu of the manner provided in section 1816) by such officers and in such manner as regulations under this section shall prescribe. Such officers shall cancel such stamps only if it appears that the proper tax is being paid, and, when stamps with respect to any transfer are so canceled, the transferor and not the transferee shall be liable for any additional tax found due or penalty with respect to such transfer. The Commissioner shall abate or refund, in accordance with regulations issued hereunder, such portion of any tax hereunder as he finds to be attributable to profits (1) realized in the course of the transferor's regular business of furnishing silver bullion for industrial, professional, or artistic use and (a) not resulting from a change in the market price of silver bullion, or (b) offset by contemporaneous losses incurred in transactions in interests in silver bullion determined, in accordance with such regulations, to have been specifically related hedging transactions; or (2) offset by contemporaneous losses attributable to changes in the market price of silver bullion and incurred in transactions in silver foreign exchange determined, in accordance with such regulations, to have been hedged specifically by the interest in silver bullion transferred. The provisions of this section shall extend to all transfers in the United States of any interest in silver bullion, and to all such transfers outside the United States if either party thereto is a resident of the United States or is a citizen of the United States who . has been a resident thereof within three months before the date of the transfer or if such silver bullion or interest therein is situated in the United States; and shall extend to transfers to the United States Government (the tax in such cases to be payable by the transferor), but shall not extend to transfers of silver bullion by deposit or delivery at a United States mint under proclamation by the President or in compliance with any Executive order issued pursuant to section 7 of the Silver Purchase Act of 1934, 48 Stat. 1179 (U. S. C., Title 31, 316a). As used in this section

The term “cost” means the cost of the interest in silver bullion to the transferor, except that (a) in case of silver bullion produced from materials containing silver which has not previously entered into industrial, commercial, or monetary use, the cost to a transferor who is the producer shall be deemed to be the market price at the time of production determined in accordance with regulations issued hereunder; (b) in the case of an interest in silver bullion acquired by the transferor otherwise than for valuable consideration, the cost shall be deemed to be the cost thereof to the last previous transferor by whom it was acquired for a valuable consideration; and (c) in the case of any interest in silver bullion acquired by the transferor in a

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wash sale, the cost shall be deemed to be the cost to him of the interest transferred by him in such wash sale, but with proper adjustment, in accordance with regulations under this section, when such interests are in silver bullion for delivery at different times.

The term “transfer" means a sale, agreement of sale, agreement to sell, memorandum of sale or delivery of, or transfer, whether made by assignment in blank or by any delivery, or by any paper or agreement or memorandum or any other evidence of transfer or sale; or means to make a transfer as so defined.

The term “interest in silver bullion” means any title or claim to, or interest in, any silver bullion or contract therefor.

The term “allowed expenses” means usual and necessary expenses actually incurred in holding, processing, or transporting the interest in silver bullion as to which an interest is transferred (including storage, insurance, and transportation charges but not including interest, taxes, or charges in the nature of overhead), determined in accordance with regulations issued hereunder.

The term "memorandum" means a bill, memorandum, agreement, or other evidence of a transfer.

The term “wash sale” means a transaction involving the transfer of an interest in silver bullion and, within 30 days before or after such transfer, the acquisition by the same person of an interest in silver bullion. Only so much of the interest so acquired as does not exceed the interest so transferred, and only so much of the interest so transferred as does not exceed the interest so acquired, shall be deemed to be included in the wash sale.

The term "silver bullion" means silver which has been melted, smelted, or refined and is in such state or condition that its value depends primarily upon the silver content and not upon its form.

The term “person” means an individual, partnership, association, or corporation.

The Secretary is authorized to issue, with the approval of the President, such rules and regulations as the Secretary may deem necessary or proper to carry out the purposes of this section.

[For exemption of deliveries of silver to a United States mint, see sec

tion 4 (b) of the act of July 6, 1939 (53 Stat. 998; 31 U. S. C. 316c).] SEC. 1807. PLAYING CARDS.

(a) GENERAL RULE.-Upon every pack of playing cards containing not more than 54 cards, manufactured or imported, and sold, or removed for consumption or sale, a tax of 13 cents per pack. This tax shall be in addition to any import duties imposed on such articles of foreign manufacture. SEC. 1808. EXEMPTIONS.

There shall not be taxed under this chapter

(a) GOVERNMENT AND STATE OBLIGATIONS.—Any bond, note, or other instrument, issued by the United States, or by any foreign Government, or by any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or local subdivision thereof, or municipal or other corporation exercising the taxing power; or

(b) BONDS OF INDEMNITY.–Any bond of indemnity required to be filed by any person to secure payment of any pension, allowance,

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