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65 STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 9—MAR. 23, 1951

(6) INDEMNIFICATION.—Each person is hereby indemnified bj^ the United States against all claims on account of amounts withheld by such person pursuant to this subsection from a contractor or sul>contractor and paid over to the United States. (7) TREATMENT OF RECOVERIES.—All money recovered by way of repayment or suit under this subsection shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. Upon the withholding of any amount of excessive profits or the crediting of any amount of excessive profits against amounts otherwise due a contractor from appropriations from the Treasury, the Secretary shall certify the amount thereof to the Treasury and the appropriations of his Department shall be reduced by an amount equal to the amount so withheld or credited. The amount of such reductions shall be transferred to the surplus fund of the Treasury. (8) CREDIT FOR TAXES PAID.—In eliminating excessive profits, the Secretary shall allow the contractor or subcontractor credit for Federal income and excess profits taxes as provided in section 3806 of the Internal Revenue Code. (c) PERIODS OF LIMITATIONS.—No proceeding to determine the amount of excessive profits for any fiscal year shall be commenced more than one year after the statement required under subsection (e)(1) of this section is filed with the Board with respect to such year, and, i i such proceeding is not commenced prior to the expiration of one year following the date upon which such statement is so filed, all liabilities of the contractor or subcontractor for excessive profits received or accrued during such fiscal year shall thereupon be discharged. If an agreement or order determining the amount of excessive profits is not made within two years following the commencement of the renegotiation proceeding, then upon the expiration of such two years all liabilities of the contractor or subcontractor for excessive profits with respect to which such proceeding was commenced shall thereupon be discharged, except that (1) if an order is made within such two years pursuant to a delegation of authority under subsection (d) of section 107, such two-year limitation shall not apply to review of such order by the Board, and (2) such two-year period may be extended by mutual agreement. (d) AGREEMENTS TO ELIMINATE EXCESSIVE PROFITS.—For the purposes of this title the Board may make final or other agreements with a contractor or subcontractor for the elimination of excessive profits and for the discharge of any liability for excessive profits under this title. Such agreements may contain such terms and conditions as the Board deems advisable. Any such agreement shall be conclusive according to its terms; and, except upon a showing of fraud or malfeasance or a willful misrepresentation of a material fact, (1) such agreement shall not for the purposes of this title be reopened as to the matters agreed upon, and shall not be modified by any officer, employee, or agent of the United States, and (2) such agreement and any determination made in accordance therewith shall not be annulled, modified, set aside, or disregarded in any suit, action, or proceeding. Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, however, the Board shall have the power, pursuant to regulations promulgated by it, to modify any agreement or order for the purpose of extending the time for payment of sums due under such agreement or order. (e)

INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO BOARD.— (1) FURNISHING OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, ETC.—Every person

who holds contracts or subcontracts, to which the provisions of 76100 O - 52 (PT. I) - 4

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