(Added Pub. L. 87–834, § 12(a),Oct. 16, 1972, 76 Stat. 1027; amended Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §§ 1901(b)(27)(A),
1906(b)(13)(A),Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1799, 1834.)
References in Text
The Tax Reform Act of 1976, referred to in subsec. (b)(1), is Pub. L. 94–455
, Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1250
, as amended, which was enacted Oct. 4, 1976. Section
of this title was repealed by Pub. L. 94–455
, title XIX, § 1901(a)(120),Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1784
. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
1976—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 94–455
, § 1906(b)(13)(A), struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary”.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 94–455
, § 1901(b)(27)(A), substituted “treatment (under section
as in effect before the date of enactment of the Tax Reform Act of 1976) of two or more controlled foreign corporations which are export trade corporations as a single controlled corporation” for “application of section
” after “reason of the”.
Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 94–455
, § 1906(b)(13)(A), struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary” in three places.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment
Amendment by section 1901(b)(27)(A) ofPub. L. 94–455
applicable with respect to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1976, see section 1901(d) ofPub. L. 94–455
, set out as a note under section
of this title.
Export Trade Corporations
Section 505(a), (b) ofPub. L. 92–178
, title V, Dec. 10, 1971, 85 Stat. 551
, provided as follows:
“(a) Use of Terms.—Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this section a reference is made to a section, chapter, or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section, chapter, or other provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and terms used in this section shall have the same meaning as when used in such Code.
“(b) Transfer to a DISC of Assets of Export Trade Corporation.—
“(1) In general.—If a corporation (hereinafter in this section called ‘parent’) owns all of the outstanding stock of an export trade corporation (as defined in section
), and the export trade corporation, during a taxable year beginning before January 1, 1976, transfers property, without receiving consideration, to a DISC (as defined in section
) all of whose outstanding stock is owned by the parent, and if the amount transferred by the export trade corporation is not less than the amount of its untaxed subpart F income (as defined in paragraph (2) of this subsection) at the time of such transfer, then—
“(A) notwithstanding section
or any other provision of chapter 1, no gain or loss to the export trade corporation, the parent, or the DISC shall be recognized by reason of such transfer;
“(B) the earnings and profits of the DISC shall be increased by the amount transferred to it by the export trade corporation and such amount shall be included in the accumulated DISC income, and for purposes of section
shall be considered to be qualified export receipts;
“(C) the adjusted basis of the assets transferred to the DISC shall be the same in the hands of the DISC as in the hands of the export trade corporation;
“(D) the earnings and profits of the export trade corporation shall be reduced by the amount transferred to the DISC, to the extent thereof, with the reduction being applied first to the untaxed subpart F income and then to the other earnings and profits in the order in which they were most recently accumulated;
“(E) the basis of the parent’s stock in the export trade corporation shall be decreased by the amount obtained by multiplying its basis in such stock by a fraction the numerator of which is the amount transferred to the DISC and the denominator of which is the aggregate adjusted basis of all the assets of the export trade corporation immediately before such transfer;
“(F) the basis of the parent’s stock in the DISC shall be increased by the amount of the reduction under subparagraph (E) of its basis in the stock of the export trade corporation;
“(G) the property transferred to the DISC shall not be considered to reduce the investments of the export trade corporation in export trade assets for purposes of applying section
For purposes of this section, the amount transferred by the export trade corporation to the DISC shall be the aggregate of the adjusted basis of the properties transferred, with proper adjustment for any indebtedness secured by such property or assumed by the DISC in connection with the transfer. For purposes of this section, a foreign corporation which qualified as an export trade corporation for any 3 taxable years beginning before November 1, 1971, shall be treated as an export trade corporation.
“(H) any foreign income taxes which would have been deemed under section
to have been paid by the parent if the transfer had been made to the parent shall be treated as foreign income taxes paid by the DISC.
“(2) Definition of untaxed subpart f income.—For purposes of this section, the term ‘untaxed subpart F income’ means with respect to an export trade corporation the amount by which—
“(A) the sum of the amount by which the subpart F income of such corporation was reduced for the taxable year and all prior taxable years under section
and the amounts not included in subpart F income (determined without regard to subpart G of subchapter N of chapter 1) for all prior taxable years by reason of the application of section
determined without regard to the transfer of property described in paragraph (1) of this subsection.
“(B) the sum of the amounts which were included in the gross income of the shareholders of such corporation under section
and under the provision of section
for all prior taxable years,
“(3) Special cases.—If the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection are not applicable solely because the export trade corporation or the DISC, or both, are not owned in the manner prescribed in such paragraph, the provisions shall nevertheless be applicable in such cases to the extent, and in accordance with such rules, as may be prescribed by the Secretary or his delegate.
“(4) Treatment of export trade assets.—If the provisions of this subsection are applicable, accounts receivable held by an export trade corporation and transferred to a DISC, to the extent such receivables were export trade assets in the hands of the export trade corporation, shall be treated as qualified export assets for purposes of section