26 U.S. Code § 666 - Accumulation distribution allocated to preceding years

(a) Amount allocated
In the case of a trust which is subject to subpart C, the amount of the accumulation distribution of such trust for a taxable year shall be deemed to be an amount within the meaning of paragraph (2) of section 661 (a) distributed on the last day of each of the preceding taxable years, commencing with the earliest of such years, to the extent that such amount exceeds the total of any undistributed net income for all earlier preceding taxable years. The amount deemed to be distributed in any such preceding taxable year under the preceding sentence shall not exceed the undistributed net income for such preceding taxable year. For purposes of this subsection, undistributed net income for each of such preceding taxable years shall be computed without regard to such accumulation distribution and without regard to any accumulation distribution determined for any succeeding taxable year.
(b) Total taxes deemed distributed
If any portion of an accumulation distribution for any taxable year is deemed under subsection (a) to be an amount within the meaning of paragraph (2) of section 661 (a) distributed on the last day of any preceding taxable year, and such portion of such distribution is not less than the undistributed net income for such preceding taxable year, the trust shall be deemed to have distributed on the last day of such preceding taxable year an additional amount within the meaning of paragraph (2) of section 661 (a). Such additional amount shall be equal to the taxes (other than the tax imposed by section 55) imposed on the trust for such preceding taxable year attributable to the undistributed net income. For purposes of this subsection, the undistributed net income and the taxes imposed on the trust for such preceding taxable year attributable to such undistributed net income shall be computed without regard to such accumulation distribution and without regard to any accumulation distribution determined for any succeeding taxable year.
(c) Pro rata portion of taxes deemed distributed
If any portion of an accumulation distribution for any taxable year is deemed under subsection (a) to be an amount within the meaning of paragraph (2) of section 661 (a) distributed on the last day of any preceding taxable year and such portion of the accumulation distribution is less than the undistributed net income for such preceding taxable year, the trust shall be deemed to have distributed on the last day of such preceding taxable year an additional amount within the meaning of paragraph (2) of section 661 (a). Such additional amount shall be equal to the taxes (other than the tax imposed by section 55) imposed on the trust for such taxable year attributable to the undistributed net income multiplied by the ratio of the portion of the accumulation distribution to the undistributed net income of the trust for such year. For purposes of this subsection, the undistributed net income and the taxes imposed on the trust for such preceding taxable year attributable to such undistributed net income shall be computed without regard to the accumulation distribution and without regard to any accumulation distribution determined for any succeeding taxable year.
(d) Rule when information is not available
If adequate records are not available to determine the proper application of this subpart to an amount distributed by a trust, such amount shall be deemed to be an accumulation distribution consisting of undistributed net income earned during the earliest preceding taxable year of the trust in which it can be established that the trust was in existence.
(e) Denial of refund to trusts and beneficiaries
No refund or credit shall be allowed to a trust or a beneficiary of such trust for any preceding taxable year by reason of a distribution deemed to have been made by such trust in such year under this section.

Source

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 224; Pub. L. 87–834, § 7(c),Oct. 16, 1962, 76 Stat. 986; Pub. L. 91–172, title III, § 331(a),Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 593; Pub. L. 94–455, title VII, § 701(a)(2),Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1577; Pub. L. 95–600, title IV, § 421(d),Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2875; Pub. L. 96–222, title I, § 104(a)(4)(H)(vi),Apr. 1, 1980, 94 Stat. 218.)
Amendments

1980—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–222inserted “(other than the tax imposed by section 55)” after “equal to the taxes”.
1978—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–600inserted “(other than the tax imposed by section 55)” after “equal to the taxes”.
1976—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 94–455added subsec. (e).
1969—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 91–172substituted in first sentence “In the case of a trust which is subject to subpart (C)” for “In the case of a trust (other than a foreign trust created by a United States person) which for a taxable year beginning after December 31, 1953, is subject to subpart (C)”, “for a taxable year” for “for such taxable year”, and “undistributed net income for all earlier preceding taxable years” for “undistributed net incomes for any taxable years intervening between the taxable year with respect to which the accumulation distribution is determined and such preceding taxable year” and in second sentence “for such” for “of such”, inserted in first sentence “, commencing with the earliest of such years,” after “preceding taxable years”, struck out “5” before “preceding taxable years” in first and third sentences and last sentence which read as follows: “In the case of a foreign trust created by a United States person, this subsection shall apply to the preceding taxable years of the trust without regard to any provision of the preceding sentences which would (but for this sentence) limit its application to the 5 preceding taxable years.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 91–172inserted “attributable to the undistributed net income” after “taxable year” in second sentence and “attributable to such undistributed net income” before “shall be computed” in third sentence.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 91–172inserted “attributable to the undistributed net income” before “multiplied by the ratio” in second sentence and “attributable to such undistributed net income” before “shall be computed” in third sentence.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 91–172added subsec. (d).
1962—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 87–834inserted “(other than a foreign trust created by a United States person)” after “In the case of a trust”, and inserted sentence making this subsection applicable, in the case of a foreign trust created by a United States person, to the preceding taxable years of the trust without regard to any provision of the preceding sentences of this subsection which would (but for this sentence) limit its application to the 5 preceding taxable years.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–222effective, except as otherwise provided, as if it had been included in the provisions of the Revenue Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95–600, to which such amendment relates, see section 201 ofPub. L. 96–222, set out as a note under section 32 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–600applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1978, see section 421(g) ofPub. L. 95–600, set out as a note under section 5 of this title.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–455applicable to distributions made in taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1975, see section 701(h) ofPub. L. 94–455, set out as a note under section 667 of this title.
Effective Date of 1969 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 91–172applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1968, except that for taxable years of a trust beginning before Jan. 1, 1970, first sentence of subsec. (a) not applicable and amount of accumulation distribution stated, see section 331(d)(1), (2)(B) ofPub. L. 91–172, set out as a note under section 665 of this title.
Effective Date of 1962 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 87–834applicable with respect to distributions made after Dec. 31, 1962, see section 7(j) ofPub. L. 87–834, set out as a note under section 643 of this title.

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