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Resolving tax problems.
(a)(i) The Headquarters Office of the General Counsel (Code G) is the designated legal counsel for all external contacts on FAR Part 29 tax issues, including communications with the Department of Justice, other Federal agencies, and any taxing authority.
(ii) Tax problems that cannot be solved readily by reference to FAR Part 29 shall be forwarded to Code G through the installation's Office of Chief Counsel. The following material, as applicable, shall be forwarded to Code G with a copy to the Assistant Administrator for Procurement (Code HS):
(A) A comprehensive statement of pertinent facts, including documents and correspondence.
(B) A copy of the contract.
(C) A thorough review of the legal issues involved and recommended action.
(D) If appropriate, a statement of the problem's effects on procurement policies and procedures, with recommendations.
NASA Federal tax exemptions.
(a) The Assistant Administrator for Procurement has obtained a permit from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (Treasury Department) enabling NASA and its contractors to purchase spirits (e.g., specially denatured spirits) tax-free for nonbeverage Government use. Installations can obtain copies of the permit from the Headquarters Office of Procurement (Code HS).
(b) When purchasing spirits for use by NASA personnel, the contracting officer shall attach a copy of the permit to the contract. Upon receipt of the spirits, the permit shall be returned to the contracting officer unless future orders are anticipated.
(c) When a NASA contractor requires spirits to perform a NASA contract, the contracting officer shall furnish the contractor a copy of the permit to provide its vendor. Upon receipt of the spirits, the contractor shall return the permit to the contracting officer unless future orders are anticipated. In any event, the permit shall be returned upon completion of the contract.
(d) The contracting officer shall post a copy of the permit for inspection.