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active duty in any such force for a period of thirty days or less shall be deemed to have been active service in such force during such period. * “(c) For the purpose of this section and section 202, as amended, a 'war service period' shall mean (1) any war period, or (2) with respect to any particular individual, any period during which such individual (i) having been in military service at the end of a war period, was required to continue in military service, or (ii) was required by any Act of Congress, any regulaton promulgated, order issued, or proclamation made, in pursuance of such Act, to enter and continue in military service.

"(d) For the purpose of this section and section 202, as amended, a 'war period' shall be deemed to have begun on whichever of the following dates is the earliest: (1) the date on which the Congress of the United States declared war; or (2) the date as of which the Congress of the United States declared that a state of war has existed; or (3) the date on which war was declared by one or more foreign states against the United States; or (4) the date on which any part of the United States or any territory under its jurisdiction was invaded or attacked by any armed force of one or more foreign states; or (5) the date on which the United States engaged in armed hostilities for the purpose of preserving the Union or of maintaining in any State of the Union a republican form of government.

“(ë) For the purpose of this section and section 202, as amended, a 'war period' shall be deemed to have ended on the date on which hostilities ceased.

(f) Military service shall not be included in the years of service of an individual unless, in the calendar year in which his military service in a war service period began, or in the calendar year next preceding such calendar year, he rendered service for compensation to an employer, or to a person service to which is otherwise creditable under this Act, or lost time as an employee for which he received remuneration, or was serving as an employee representative.

"(g) A calendar month in which an individual was in military serv. ice which may be included in the individual's years of service or service period, as the case may be, shall be counted as a month of service: Provided, however, That no calendar month shall be counted as more than one month of service.

“(h) In determining the monthly compensation for computing an annuity, military service and any remuneration therefor shall be disregarded.

“(i) In the event military service is or has been used as the basis or as a partial basis for a pension, disability compensation, or any other gratuitous benefits payable on a periodic basis under any other Act of Congress, any annuity under this Act or the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935, which is based in part on such military service and is with respect to a calendar month for all or part of which such pension or

other benefit is also payable, shall be reduced with respect to that month by the proportion which the number of years of service by which such military service increases the years of service, or the service period, as the case may be, bears to the total years of service, or by the aggregate amount of such pension or other benefit with respect to that month, whichever would result in the smaller reduction.

“(j) Any department or agency of the United States maintaining records of military service, at the request of the Board, shall certify to the Board, with respect to any individual, the number of months of military service which such department or agency finds the individual to have had during any period or periods with respect to which the Board's request is made, the date and manner of entry into such military service, and the conditions under which such service was continued. Any department or agency of the United States which is authorized to make awards of pensions, disability compensation, or any other gratuitous benefits or allowances payable, on a periodic basis or otherwise, under any other Act of Congress on the basis of military service, at the request of the Board, shall certify to the Board, with respect to any individual, the calendar months for all or part of which any such pension, compensation, benefit, or allowance is payable to, or with respect to, the individual, the amounts of any such pension, compensation, benefit, or allowance, and the military service on which such pension, compensation, benefit, or allowance is based. Any certification made pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall be conclusive on the Board: Provided, That if evidence inconsistent with any such certification is submitted, and the claim is in the course of adjudication or is otherwise open for such evidence, the Board shall refer such evidence to the department or agency which made the original certification and such department or agency shall make such recertification as in its judgment the evidence warrants. Such recertification, and any subsequent recertification, shall be conclusive, made in the same manner, and subject to the same conditions as an original certification.

“(k) In the event that an individual was, on or before the date of enactment of the Second Revenue Act of 1940, denied an annuity but could have been granted an annuity under the provisions of this Act or the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935 had military service been included in his years of service or service period, as the case may be, no annuity shall be payable with respect to such individual, or with respect to his death, by reason of the provisions of this section, unless such individual files a new application with the Board. In determining the earliest date upon which an annuity can begin to accrue for such an individual in accordance with the provisions of section 2, the filing date of the application shall be the date on which such new application is filed.

“(1) An individual who, on or before the date of enactment of the Second Revenue Act of 1940, was awarded an annuity under the provisions of this Act or the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935, but whose annuity would have been increased if his military service had been included in his years of service or service period, as the case may be, may, notwithstanding the previous award of an annuity, make application (in such manner and form as may be prescribed by the Board) for an increase in such annuity based on his military

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service. Upon the filing of such application, if the Board finds that the military service thus claimed is creditable and would result in an increase in the annuity, the Board, notwithstanding the previous award, shall recertify the annuity on an increased basis in the same manner as though this section had been in effect at the time of the original certification: Provided, however, That if the annuity previously awarded is a joint and survivor annuity, the increased annuity shall be a joint and survivor annuity of the same type except that if on the date the increase begins to accrue the individual has no spouse for whom the election of the joint and survivor annuity was made, the increase on a single life basis shall be added to the individual's annuity: And provided further, That such increase in the annuity shall not begin to accrue more than sixty days before the filing date of the application for an increase in the annuity based on military service, and in the event the annuity is a joint and survivor annuity, the actuarial value of the increase in annuity shall be computed as of the effective date of the increase.

“(m) In addition to the amount authorized to be appropriated in subsection (a) of section 15 of this Act, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Railroad Retirement Account for each fiscal year, beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, an amount sufficient to meet the additional expenditures necessary to be made during each such fiscal year by reason of crediting under the Railroad Retirement Acts military service prior to January 1, 1937. The Railroad Retirement Board, as promptly as practicable after the date of enactment of the Second Revenue Act of 1940, and thereafter annually, shall submit to the Bureau of the Budget esti. mates of such military service appropriations to be made to the account in addition to the annual estimates by the Board, in accordance with subsection (a) of section 15 of this Act, of the appropritions to be made to the account to provide for the payment of annuities, pensions and death benefits not based on military service. Each such estimate shall take into account the excess or the deficiency, if any, in such military service appropriation for the preceding fiscal year."

SEC. 626. Section 202 of such Act of June 24, 1937, is hereby amended by inserting immediately after the second proviso of such section the following new proviso: “And provided further, That for the purposes of determining eligibility for an annuity and computing an annuity there shall also be included in an individual's service period, subject to and in accordance with subsections (a) to (1), inclusive, of section 3A of this Act, voluntary or involuntary military service of an individual prior to January 1, 1937, within or without the United States during any war service period, if, in the calendar year in which his military service in a war service period began, or in the calendar year next preceding such calendar year, he was in the compensated service of a carrier, or of a person service to which is otherwise creditable, or was serving as a representative; but such military service shall be included only subject to and in accordance with the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935, in the same manner as though military service were service rendered as an employee :".

TITLE VII—CREDIT AGAINST FEDERAL UNEM.

PLOYMENT TAXES

SEC. 701. CREDIT AGAINST FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES.

(a) ALLOWANCE OF CREDIT.-Against the tax imposed by section 901 of the Social Security Act for the calendar year 1936, 1937, or 1938, or against the tax imposed by the Federal Unemployment Tax Act for the calendar year 1939, any taxpayer shall be allowed credit for the amount of contributions paid by him into an unemployment fund under a State law

(1) Before the sixtieth day after the date of the enactment of this Act;

(2) On or after such sixtieth day (except in the case of the tax for the calendar year 1939) with respect to wages paid after the fortieth day after such date of enactment;

(3) Without regard to the date of payment, if the assets of the taxpayer are, at any time during the fifty-nine-day period following such date of enactment, in the custody or control of a receiver, trustee, or other fiduciary appointed by, or under the

control of, a court of competent jurisdiction. The amount of such credit, in the case of contributions with respect to the calendar year 1939 paid after the last day upon which the taxpayer was required under section 1604 of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act to file a return for such year, shall not exceed 90 per centum of the amount which would have been allowable as credit on account of such contributions had they been paid on or before such last day. The provisions of the Social Security Act in force prior to February 11, 1939 (except the provision limiting the credit to amounts paid before the date of filing returns) shall, with respect to the tax for the calendar year 1936, 1937, or 1938, apply to allowance of credit under this section, and the provisions of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (except section 1601 (a) (3)) shall, with respect to the tax for the calendar year 1939, apply to allowance of credit under this section. The terms used in this subsection shall, with respect to the tax for the calendar year 1936, 1937, or 1938, have the same meaning as when used in title IX of the Social Security Act prior to February 11, 1939, and shall, with respect to the tax for the calendar year 1939, have the same meaning as when used in the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. The total credit allowable against the tax imposed by section 901 of the Social Security Act for the calendar year 1936, 1937, or 1938, or against the tax imposed by section 1600 of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act for the calendar year 1939, shall not exceed 90 per centum of such tax.

(b) REFUND.-Refund of the tax (including penalty and interest collected with respect thereto, if any), based on any credit allowable under this section, may be made in accordance with the provisions of law applicable in the case of erroneous or illegal collection of the tax. No interest shall be allowed or paid on the amount of any such refund.

Approved, October 8, 1940, 11 p.m., E. S. T.

[PUBLIC RESOLUTION--No. 102—76TH CONGRESS)

(CHAPTER 797-30 SESSION)

(S. J. Res. 267)

JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the acquisition by the Railroad Retirement Board of data needed in

carrying out the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Acts.

Whereas complete records of all service and compensation which may

be creditable toward benefits under the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 and the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935

are required for the administration of said Acts; and Whereas such records with respect to service prior to January 1, 1937,

are largely in the possession of employers subject to said Acts and

are constantly subject to the danger of loss or destruction; and Whereas the loss or destruction of such records would jeopardize the

establishment of the rights of individuals to annuities based in whole or in part on such prior service and would otherwise severely and permanently impede and impair the administration of said Acts, and the danger of loss or destruction presents a serious emer

gency; and Whereas the prompt transcription, compilation, and filing with the

Railroad Retirement Board of such records will remove the data contained therein from the danger of their loss or destruction and will make them expeditiously and permanently available for necessary operations of the Railroad Retirement Board and will result in a more efficient and economical administration of the said Acts:

Therefore be it · Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That each employer subject to the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, and each other company, association, or person (hereinafter referred to as the "other company") who is in possession of such data as are hereinafter described, shall immediately begin collecting and shall furnish currently as completed and not later than June 30, 1943, shall have completed furnishing to the Railroad Retirement Board (hereinafter called “the Board”) in such form as the Board may prescribe, certified reports of all data with respect to service and compensation prior to January 1, 1937, corresponding in substance with that which has heretofore been required by the Board for the adjudication of claims for annuities under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 and the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935 and which can be obtained from records in the possession of such employer or other company.

SEC. 2. The Board is hereby authorized and directed to establish a uniform reasonable rate of payment to which employers or other companies are entitled for the furnishing of the reports required by section 1 of this joint resolution to be furnished which rate shall not result in payment to any employer or other company of any amount in excess of 50 cents multiplied by the aggregate number of manyears of service established and verified by such employer or other

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