United States v. American Chicle Co.
256 U.S. 446 (1921)

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United States v. American Chicle Co., 256 U.S. 446 (1921)

United States v. American Chicle Company

No. 175

Argued January 24, 1921

Decided June 1, 1921

256 U.S. 446

Syllabus

The Act of October 22, 1914, c. 331, 38 Stat. 754, imposed stamp taxes in respect of scheduled articles and commodities "manufactured, sold, or removed for sale," including chewing-gum, taxed on its retail value, and required manufacturers at the end of each month to file a declaration that no such article or commodity had, during the preceding month, been removed, carried, sent, or caused, suffered or known to have been removed, carried or sent from their premises other than such as had been duly taken account of and charged with the stamp tax. Held that, whether the tax was levied in respect of the sale or of the manufacture, a payment by the manufacturer was contemplated, and, when chewing-gum had been manufactured and prepared for sale, its removal to other factories and warehouses of the manufacturer for the purpose of future sale to wholesalers rendered the manufacturer liable. P. 256 U. S. 448.

Reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 256 U. S. 447

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