46 U.S. Code § 57307 - Recognition of gain for tax purposes

The owner of an obsolete vessel does not recognize a gain under the Federal income tax laws when the vessel is transferred to the Secretary of Transportation in exchange for a trade-in allowance under this chapter. The basis of the new vessel acquired with the allowance is the same as the basis of the obsolete vessel—
(1) increased by the difference between the cost of the new vessel and the trade-in allowance of the obsolete vessel; and
(2) decreased by the amount of loss recognized on the transfer.


(Pub. L. 109–304, § 8(c),Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1663.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
46 App.:1160(e).
June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title V, § 510(e), as added Aug. 4, 1939, ch. 417, § 7, 53 Stat. 1184; Pub. L. 97–31, § 12(91), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 161.

The words “for gain or loss upon a sale or exchange and for depreciation under the applicable Federal income-tax laws” and “or vessels exchanged for credit upon the acquisition of such new vessel” are omitted as unnecessary. In paragraph (1), the words “the difference between the cost of the new vessel and the trade-in allowance of the obsolete vessel” are substituted for “the amount of the cost of such vessel (other than the cost represented by such obsolete vessel or vessels)” for clarity.

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