The election provided by subsection (a) may be made for any taxable year but only if made not later than the time prescribed by law for filing the return for such taxable year (including extensions thereof). The period so elected shall be adhered to in computing the taxable income of the corporation for the taxable year for which the election is made and all subsequent taxable years.
26 U.S. Code § 248 - Organizational expenditures
2014—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–295 struck out “beginning after December 31, 1953,” after “any taxable year” and “The election shall apply only with respect to expenditures paid or incurred on or after August 16, 1954.” at end.
2004—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–357 amended heading and text of subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The organizational expenditures of a corporation may, at the election of the corporation (made in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary, be treated as deferred expenses. In computing taxable income, such deferred expenses shall be allowed as a deduction ratably over such period of not less than 60 months as may be selected by the corporation (beginning with the month in which the corporation begins business).”
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–455, § 1906(b)(13)(A), struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94–455, § 1901(a)(36), substituted “August 16, 1954” for “the date of enactment of this title”.