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(5) Exempt-interest dividends If, at the close of each quarter of its taxable year, at least 50 percent of the value (as defined in section 851(c)(4)) of the total assets of the regulated investment company consists of obligations described in section 103(a), such company shall be qualified to pay exempt-interest dividends, as defined herein, to its shareholders. (A) Definition of exempt-interest dividend (i) In general Except as provided in clause (ii), an exempt-interest dividend is any dividend or part thereof (other than a capital gain dividend) paid by a regulated investment company and reported by the company as an exempt-interest dividend in written statements furnished to its shareholders. (ii) Excess reported amounts If the aggregate reported amount with respect to the company for any taxable year exceeds the exempt interest of the company for such taxable year, an exempt-interest dividend is the excess of— (I) the reported exempt-interest dividend amount, over (II) the excess reported amount which is allocable to such reported exempt-interest dividend amount. (iii) Allocation of excess reported amount (I) In general Except as provided in subclause (II), the excess reported amount (if any) which is allocable to the reported exempt-interest dividend amount is that portion of the excess reported amount which bears the same ratio to the excess reported amount as the reported exempt-interest dividend amount bears to the aggregate reported amount. (II) Special rule for noncalendar year taxpayers In the case of any taxable year which does not begin and end in the same calendar year, if the post-December reported amount equals or exceeds the excess reported amount for such taxable year, subclause (I) shall be applied by substituting “post-December reported amount” for “aggregate reported amount” and no excess reported amount shall be allocated to any dividend paid on or before December 31 of such taxable year. (iv) Definitions For purposes of this subparagraph— (I) Reported exempt-interest dividend amount The term “reported exempt-interest dividend amount” means the amount reported to its shareholders under clause (i) as an exempt-interest dividend. (II) Excess reported amount The term “excess reported amount” means the excess of the aggregate reported amount over the exempt interest of the company for the taxable year. (III) Aggregate reported amount The term “aggregate reported amount” means the aggregate amount of dividends reported by the company under clause (i) as exempt-interest dividends for the taxable year (including exempt-interest dividends paid after the close of the taxable year described in section 855 ). (IV) Post-December reported amount The term “post-December reported amount” means the aggregate reported amount determined by taking into account only dividends paid after December 31 of the taxable year. (V) Exempt interest The term “exempt interest” means, with respect to any regulated investment company, the excess of the amount of interest excludable from gross income under section 103(a) over the amounts disallowed as deductions under sections 265 and 171(a)(2). (B) Treatment of exempt-interest dividends by shareholders An exempt-interest dividend shall be treated by the shareholders for all purposes of this subtitle as an item of interest excludable from gross income under section 103(a). Such purposes include but are not limited to— (i) the determination of gross income and taxable income, (ii) the determination of distributable net income under subchapter J, (iii) the allowance of, or calculation of the amount of, any credit or deduction, and (iv) the determination of the basis in the hands of any shareholder of any share of stock of the company.