26 U.S. Code § 110 - Qualified lessee construction allowances for short-term leases
(a) In general
Gross income of a lessee does not include any amount received in cash (or treated as a rent reduction) by a lessee from a lessor—
(2) for the purpose of such lessee’s constructing or improving qualified long-term real property for use in such lessee’s trade or business at such retail space,
but only to the extent that such amount does not exceed the amount expended by the lessee for such construction or improvement.
(b) Consistent treatment by lessor
For purposes of this section—
(1) Qualified long-term real property
The term “qualified long-term real property” means nonresidential real property which is part of, or otherwise present at, the retail space referred to in subsection (a) and which reverts to the lessor at the termination of the lease.
(2) Short-term lease
(d) Information required to be furnished to Secretary
Under regulations, the lessee and lessor described in subsection (a) shall, at such times and in such manner as may be provided in such regulations, furnish to the Secretary—
(1) information concerning the amounts received (or treated as a rent reduction) and expended as described in subsection (a), and
Source(Added Pub. L. 105–34, title XII, § 1213(a),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 1000.)
A prior section 110, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 33, related to income taxes paid by lessee corporations, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 101–508, title XI, § 11801(a)(6),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–520.
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