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Section 64. (a) It shall be lawful for the commissioner, under regulations prescribed by him, to release the levy upon all or part of the property or rights to property levied upon where he determines that such action will facilitate the collection of the liability, but such release shall not operate to prevent any subsequent levy.

(b) If the commissioner determines that property has been wrongfully levied upon, it shall be lawful for the commissioner to return

(1) The specific property levied upon,

(2) An amount of money equal to the amount of money levied upon, or

(3) An amount of money equal to the amount of money received by the commonwealth from a sale of such property.

Property may be returned at any time. An amount equal to the amount of money levied upon or received from such sale may be returned at any time before the expiration of nine months from the date of such levy. For purposes of clause (3), if property is declared purchased by the commonwealth at a sale pursuant to subsection (e) of section fifty-six relating to manner and conditions of sale, the commonwealth shall be treated as having received an amount of money equal to the minimum price determined pursuant to such section or, if larger, the amount received by the commonwealth from the resale of such property. For purposes of clauses (2) and (3), the commissioner shall certify the amount of such money to the state treasurer, who shall pay it forthwith without specific appropriation, from the proceeds of the tax to which such money was originally credited.

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