26 U.S. Code § 563 - Rules relating to dividends paid after close of taxable year

(a) Accumulated earnings tax
In the determination of the dividends paid deduction for purposes of the accumulated earnings tax imposed by section 531, a dividend paid after the close of any taxable year and on or before the 15th day of the third month following the close of such taxable year shall be considered as paid during such taxable year.
(b) Personal holding company tax
In the determination of the dividends paid deduction for purposes of the personal holding company tax imposed by section 541, a dividend paid after the close of any taxable year and on or before the 15th day of the third month following the close of such taxable year shall, to the extent the taxpayer elects in its return for the taxable year, be considered as paid during such taxable year. The amount allowed as a dividend by reason of the application of this subsection with respect to any taxable year shall not exceed either—
(1) The undistributed personal holding company income of the corporation for the taxable year, computed without regard to this subsection, or
(2) 20 percent of the sum of the dividends paid during the taxable year, computed without regard to this subsection.
(c) Dividends considered as paid on last day of taxable year
For the purpose of applying section 562 (a), with respect to distributions under subsection (a) or (b) of this section, a distribution made after the close of a taxable year and on or before the 15th day of the third month following the close of the taxable year shall be considered as made on the last day of such taxable year.

Source

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 199; Pub. L. 91–172, title IX, § 914(a),Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 723; Pub. L. 101–239, title VII, § 7401(b),Dec. 19, 1989, 103 Stat. 2356; Pub. L. 108–357, title IV, § 413(c)(10),Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1507.)
Amendments

2004—Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 108–357redesignated subsec. (d) as (c), substituted “subsection (a) or (b)” for “subsection (a), (b), or (c)”, and struck out former subsec. (c) which related to foreign personal holding company tax.
1989—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101–239, § 7401(b)(1), added subsec. (c). Former subsec. (c) redesignated (d).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–239, § 7401(b)(2), substituted “subsection (a), (b), or (c)” for “subsection (a) or (b)”.
Pub. L. 101–239, § 7401(b)(1), redesignated former subsec. (c) as (d).
1969—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 91–172substituted “20 percent” for “10 percent”.
Effective Date of 2004 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–357applicable to taxable years of foreign corporations beginning after Dec. 31, 2004, and to taxable years of United States shareholders with or within which such taxable years of foreign corporations end, see section 413(d)(1) ofPub. L. 108–357, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 2004 Amendments note under section 1 of this title.
Effective Date of 1989 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 101–239applicable to taxable years of foreign corporations beginning after July 10, 1989, with special rules for any foreign corporation required by the amendments made by section 7401 ofPub. L. 101–239to change its taxable year for its first taxable year beginning after July 10, 1989, see section 7401(d) ofPub. L. 101–239, set out as an Effective Date note under section 898 of this title.
Effective Date of 1969 Amendment

Pub. L. 91–172, title IX, § 914(b),Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 723, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1969.”

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