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31 ^u^^s^^c' § 203 Sup. IV, §203; 41 u.s! C. § 15.

PUBLIC LAW 9—MAR. 23, 1951

[65 STAT.

excessive profits received or accrued by a contractor or subcontractor, interest at the rate of 4 per centum per annum shall accrue and be paid by such contractor or subcontractor as follows: (A) When the amount of excessive profits determined by the Tax Court is greater than the amount determijied by the Board, interest shall accrue and be paid on the amount determined by the Board from the thirtieth day after* the date of the order of the Board to the date of repayment and, in addition thereto, interest shall accrue and be paid on the additional amount determined by the Tax Court from the date of its order determining such excessive profits to the date of repayment. (B) When the amount of excessive profits determined by the Tax Court is equal to the amount determined by the Board, interest shall accrue and be paid on such amount from the thirtieth day after the date of the order of the Board to the date of repayment. (C) When the amount of excessive profits determined by the T a x Court is less than the amount determined by the Board, interest shall accrue and be paid on such lesser amount from the thirtieth day after the date of the order of the Board to the date of repayment, except that no interest shall accrue or be payable on such lesser amount if such lesser amount is not in excess of an amount which the contractor or subcontractor tendered in payment prior to the issuance of the order of the Board. Notwithstanding the provisions of this paragraph, no interest shall accrue after three years from the date of filing a petition with the Tax Court pursuant to section 108 of this title in any case in which there has not been a final determination by the T a x Court with respect to such petition within such three-year period. (3) Surrs FOR RECOVERY.—Actions on behalf of the United States may be brought in the appropriate courts of the United States to recover, (A) from the contractor or subcontractor, any amount of such excessive profits and accrued interest not withheld or eliminated by some other method under this subsection, and (B) from any person or subcontractor who has been directed under paragraph (1)(C) of this subsection to withhold for the account of the United States, the amounts required to be withheld under such paragraph, together with accrued interest thereon, (4) SURETIES.—The, surety under a contract or subcontract shall not be liable for the repayment of any excessive profits thereon. (5) ASSIGNEES.—Nothing herein contained shall be construed (A) to authorize any Department or agency of the Government, except to the extent provided in the Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as now or hereafter amended, to withhold from any assignee referred, to in said Act, any moneys due or to become due, or to recover any moneys paid, to such assignee under any contract with any Department or agency where such moneys have been assigned pursuant to such Act, or (B) to authorize any Department or agency of the Government to direct the withholding pursuant to this Act, or to recover pursuant to this Act, from any bank, trust company or other financing institution (including any Federal lending agency) which is an assignee under any subcontract, any moneys due or to become due or paid to any such assignee under such subcontract.