45.31 Removals for delivery to a Federal agency.§ 45.31 Removals for delivery to a Federal agency.
(a) Removal of articles. A manufacturer may remove tobacco products or cigarette papers and tubes without payment of tax, in accordance with this part, for delivery to a Federal agency if:
(1) The removed articles were purchased by the Federal agency with funds appropriated by the Congress of the United States and are for gratuitous distribution under the supervision of the Federal agency;
(2) The removed articles were purchased by a donor from the manufacturer, or donated directly by the manufacturer, for gratuitous distribution under the supervision of the Federal agency to:
(i) Charges of the United States; or
(ii) Patients in a hospital or institution operated by the Government of a State or the District of Columbia where the Federal agency maintains a program for distribution to members or veterans of the armed forces of the United States in the hospital or institution; or
(3) The removed articles are intended for use by the Federal agency in an investigation or other Federal law enforcement activity.
(b) Sale prohibited. Except in the case of articles described in paragraph (a)(3) of this section where a sale is incident to the Federal law enforcement activity, tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes removed under this section may not be sold after their removal.[T.D. TTB-26, 70 FR 19890, Apr. 15, 2005]