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CODIFICATION OF INTERNAL REVENUE LAWS SEC. 2054. CERTIFICATE AND NUMBER. Every dealer in leaf tobacco shall be assigned a number by the collector of the district, which number shall appear in every inventory, invoice and report rendered by the dealer, who shall also obtain cer- tificates from the collector of the district setting forth the place where his business is carried on and the places designated by the dealer as the places of storage of his tobacco, which certificates shall be posted conspicuously within the dealer's registered place of busi- ness, and within each designated place of storage. SEC. 2055. INVENTORY. Every dealer in leaf tobacco shall make and deliver to the collector of the district a true inventory of the quantity of the different kinds of tobacco held or owned, and where stored by him, on the first day of January of each year, or at the time of commencing and at the time of concluding business, if before or after the first day of January, such inventory to be made under oath and rendered in such form as may be prescribed by the Commissioner. SEC. 2056. RECORDS AND INVOICES. Every dealer in leaf tobacco shall render such invoices and keep such records as shall be prescribed by the Commissioner, and shall enter therein, day by day, and upon the same day on which the cir- cumstance, thing or act to be recorded is done or occurs, an accurate account of the number of hogsheads, tierces, cases and bales, and quantity of leaf tobacco contained therein, purchased or received by him, on assignment, consignment, for storage, by transfer or other- wise, and of whom purchased or received, and the number of hogs- heads, tierces, cases and bales, and the quantity of leaf tobacco contained therein, sold by him, with the name and residence in each instance of the person to whom sold, and if shipped, to whom shipped, and to what district; such records shall be kept at his place of busi- ness at all times and preserved for a period of two years, and the same shall be open at all hours for the inspection of any internal revenue officer or agent. SEC. 2057. MONTHLY REPORTS. Every dealer in leaf tobacco on or before the tenth day of each month, shall furnish to the collector of the district a true and com- plete report of all purchases, receipts, sales and shipments of leaf tobacco made by him during the month next preceding, which report shall be verified and rendered in such form as the Commissioner, with the approval of the Secretary, shall prescribe. SEC. 2058. DEMAND STATEMENT OF SALES. It shall be the duty of any dealer in leaf tobacco, or in any material used in manufacturing tobacco, snuff, cigars, or cigarettes, on demand of any officer of internal revenue, to render a true and complete state- ment, under oath, of the quantity and amount of such leaf tobacco or materials sold or delivered to any person named in such demand, and in case of refusal or neglect to render such statement, or if there is cause to believe such statement to be incorrect or fraudulent, the collector shall make an examination of persons, books, and papers, in the manner provided in relation to frauds and evasions. SEC. 2059. RESTRICTIONS ON SALES OR SHIPMENTS. Sales or shipments of leaf tobacco by a dealer in leaf tobacco shall be in quantities of not less than a hogshead, tierce, case, or bale, except loose leaf tobacco comprising the breaks on warehouse floors, and except to a duly registered manufacturer of cigars for use in his own manufactory exclusively. Dealers in leaf tobacco shall make shipments of leaf tobacco only to other dealers in leaf tobacco, to registered manufacturers of tobacco, snuff, cigars, or cigarettes, or for export. 226