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The original of every act and joint resolution printed in this volume has the following heading:
SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
AT THE FIRST SESSION
day of January, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine
Al bills and joint resolutions presented to the President of the United States bear the signatures of the Speaker (or of the Speaker pro tempore) of the House of Representatives and of the Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate (or of the President of the Senate pro tempore); those signatures accordingly appear on the originals of all acts and joint resolutions.
The signature of the President of the United States appears on the originals of all approved acts and joint resolutions.
The original of every act and joint resolution has endorsed thereon a certificate of origin, signed, as the case may be, by the Clerk of the House of Representatives or by the Secretary of the Senate and reading “I certify that this Act (or Joint Resolution) originated in the House of Representatives (or Senate).” The origin of the act contained in this part of the volume, as indicated by “H. R. 2762" in the headnote on page 1, was in the House of Representatives.
FEBRUARY 10, 1939
(H. R. 2762) [PUBLIC, No. 1]
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE
Intended to Include All General and Permanent Laws of the United States and Parts
of Such Laws, Relating Exclusively to Internal Revenue, in Force on January 2, 1939, and All Internal Revenue Laws Relating to Temporary Internal Revenue Taxes the Occasion for Which Arises After the Effective Date of the Code
FIRST SESSION OF THE SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
To consolidate and codify the internal revenue laws of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the laws of the United States hereinafter codified and set forth as a part of this act under the heading “Internal Revenue Title” are hereby enacted into law.
SEO. 2. CITATION.—This act and the internal revenue title incorporated herein shall be known as the Internal Revenue Code and may be cited as "I. R. C.”.
Seo. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.-Except as otherwise provided herein, this act shall take effect on the day following the date of its enactment.
SEC. 4. REPEAL AND SAVINGS PROVISIONS.—(a) The Internal Revenue Title, as hereinafter set forth, is intended to include all general laws of the United States and parts of such laws, relating exclusively to internal revenue, in force on the 2d day of January 1939 (1) of a permanent nature and (2) of a temporary nature if embraced in said Internal Revenue Title. In furtherance of that purpose, all such laws and parts of laws codified herein, to the extent they relate exclusively to internal revenue, are repealed, effective, except as provided in section 5, on the day following the date of the enactment of this act.
(b) Such repeal shall not affect any act done or any right accruing or accrued, or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil cause before the said repeal, but all rights and liabilities under said acts shall continue, and may be enforced in the same manner, as if said repeal had not been made; nor shall any office, position, employment, board, or committee, be abolished by such repeal, but the same shall continue under the pertinent provisions of the Internal Revenue Title.
(c) All offenses committed, and all penalties or forfeitures incurred under any statute hereby repealed, may be prosecuted and punished in the same manner and with the same effect as if this act had not been passed.