(a) Suits for the recovery of any American Samoa Income Tax alleged to have been erroneously or illegally assessed or collected, or of any penalty claimed to have been collected without authority, or of any sum alleged to have been excessive or in any manner wrongfully collected, are subject to the statutory requirements applicable to suits for the recovery of such amounts maintained against the United States in the United States District Courts with respect to the United States Income Tax.
(b) When any judgment against American Samoa under this section has become final, the Governor or his delegate shall order the payment of such judgment out of any unencumbered funds in the Treasury of American Samoa, after first resorting to funds in the income tax reserve account if the plaintiff or petitioner is a corporation.History: 1963, PL 8-1.
Case Notes:The High Court, while sitting as a Tax Court for deficiency proceedings, does not have jurisdiction to hear such a deficiency proceeding unless it was filed within the statutory deadline; while sitting as a District Court for refund cases, it lacks jurisdiction until there has been payment or collection of disputed taxes. 26 U.S.C. § 7422; A.S.C.A. § 11.0409. Stephens v. American Samoa Government, 15 A.S.R.2d 87 (1990).