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Tax Reform Act of 1976 (PL_94-455)

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90
STAT.
1520
PUBLIC
LAW
94-455-OCT.
4,
1976
Public
Law
94-455
94th
Congress
An
Act
Oct.
4,
1976
To
reform
the
tax
laws
of
the
United
States.
[H.R.
10612]
Be
it
enacted
by
the
Senate
and
House of
Representativesof the
Tax Reform
United
States
of
Amrric.a
in
Congress
assembled,
Actof
1976.
SECTION
1.
TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Sec.
1.
Table of contents.
TITLE
I-SHORT
TITLE
AND
AMENDMENTOF
1954
CODE
See.
101.
Short
title.
See.
102.
Amendment
of
1954
Code.
TITLEII-AMENDMENTS
RELATED
TO
TAX
SHELTERS
See.
201.
Capitalization
and
amortization
of
real property construction
period
interest
and
taxes.
See.
202.
Recapture
ofdepreciation
on
real property.
See.
203.
Amendment
of
section
167(k).
See.
204.
Limitations
on
deductionsforexpenses.
See.
205.
Gain fromdisposition
of
interest
in
oil
andgas
property.
See.
206.
Amendmentsto
farm
loss
recapturerules.
See.
207.
Limitations
on
deductions
in
case of
farming
syndicates;capitalization
of
certain orchard
and vineyardexpenses
and
method
of
accounting
for corporations
engaged
in
farming.
See.
208.
Treatment
of
prepared
interest.
See.
209.
Limitation
on
interest
deduction.
Sec. 210.
Amortization
of
productioncost
of
motion
pictures,
books,
records,
andother similarproperty.
See.
211.
Clarification
of
definition
of
produced
film
rents.
See.
212.
Basis
limitation
for
and
recapture
of
depreciation
on
player
contracts.
See.
213.
Certain
partnership
provisions.
See.
214.
Scopeof
waiver
of
statute
of
limitations
in
case of
activities
not
en-gaged
in
for
profit.
TITLE
III-MINIMUM
TAX ANDMAXIMUM
TAX
Sec.
301.
Minimum
tax.
See.
302.
Maximum
tax.
TITLE
IV-EXTENSIONS
OF
INDIVIDUAL
INCOMETAX
REDUCTIONS
Sec.
401.
Extensions
of
individual
income
tax
reductions.
Sec. 402.
Refunds
of
earned
income
credit
disregarded
in
the
administration
of
Federal
programs and
federally assisted programs.
TITLE
V-TAX
SIMPLIFICATION
IN
THE
INDIVIDUAL
INCOME TAX
Sec.
501.
Revision
of
tax
tables for individuals.
Sec.
502.
Deduction
for
alimony
allowed
in
determining adjusted
gross
income.
Sec.
503.
Revision
of
retirement
income
credit.
See.
504.
Creditfor
childcareexpenses.
Sec.
505.
Changes
in
exclusionsfor
sick
payand
certain
military,
etc.,
dis-
ability pensions;certain
disability
income.
See.
506.
Moving
expenses.
Sec.
507.
Tax revision
study.
Sec. 508.
Effective
date.
TITLE
VI-BUSINESS
RELATED INDIVIDUAL
INCOMETAX
PROVISIONS
Sec.601.
Deductions
for
expenses
attributable
to
business
use of
homes,
rental
of
vacation
homes,
etc.
Sec. 602.
Deductionsfor
attending
foreign conventions.
See.
603.
Change
in
tax treatment
of
qualified
stock options.
Sec. 604.
State
legislators'
travel
expenses awayfrom
home.
Sec. 605.
Deductionfor
guarantees
of
business
bad
debts
to
guarantors
not
involved
in
business.
90 Stat. 1520 1976
 
PUBLIC
LAW
94-455-OCT.
4,
1976
90
STAT.
1521
TABLE
OF
CONTENTS-ContinuedTITLE
VII-ACCUMULATION
TRUSTS
Sec.
701.
Accumulation
trusts.
TITLE
VIII-CAPITAL
FORMATION
Sec.
801.
Extension
of
$100,000
limitation
on
usedproperty for
4
years.
Sec. 802.
Extension
of
10
percent
credit for
4-
years
and
first-in-first-out
treat-
ment
of
investment
credit
amounts.
See.
803.
Employee
stock
ownership
plans;
study
of
expanded stock ownership.
Sec. 804.
Investmentcredit
in
the
case
of
movie
and
television
films.
Sec. 805.
Investmentcredit
in
the
caseof
certain ships.
Sec.
806.
Additional net operating
loss
carryover
years;
limitations
on
net
operating
loss
carryovers.
See.
807.
Smallfishing
vessel
construction
reserves.
TITLE
IX-
SMALL
BUSINESS
PROVISIONS
Sec.
901.
Extension
of
certain corporate
income
tax
reductions.
Sec. 902.
Changes
in
subchapter
S
rules.
TITLE
X-CHANGES
IN
THE
TREATMENTOF
FOREIGN
INCOME
PART
I-FOREIGN
TAX
PROvisIoNs
AFFECTING
INDIVIDUALS
ABROAD
Sec.
1011.
Income
earned abroad
by
United
States
citizens living
or
residing
abroad.
Sec. 1012.
Income
tax
treatment
of
nonresidentalien individuals
who
are
married
to
citizens
or
residents
of
the UnitedStates.
See.
1013.
Foreign
trusts
having
one
or more
United
States
beneficiaries
to
be
taxed
currently
to
grantor.
Sec. 1014.
Interest
charge
on
accumulation
distributions
from
foreign
trusts.
Sec. 1015.
Excise
tax
on
transfers
of
property
to
foreign
persons
to
avoidFed-
eral
income
tax.
PART
II-A
MENDMENTs
AFFECTING
TAX
TREATMENT
OFCONTROLLED
FOREIGN
CORPORATIONS
AND
THEIR
SHAREHOLDERS
See.
1021.
Amendment
of
provision
relatingto
investment
in
United
States
property
by
controlled foreign
corporations.
See.
1022.
Repeal
of
exclusion
forearnings
of
less
developed
country
corpora-
tions for
purposes
of
section
1248.See. 1023.
Exclusion
from
subpart
F
of
certain earnings
of
insurance
companies.
Sec.
1024.
Shipping profits
of
foreign
corporations.
PART
III-AMENDMENTs
AFFECTING TREATMENT
OF
FOREIGN
TAXES
Sec.
1031.
Requirement
that
foreign
tax credit
be
determined
on
overall
basis.
Sec.1032.
Recapture
of
foreign
losses.
See.
1033.
Dividends
from
less developed
countrycorporations
to
be
grossed
up
for
purposes
of
determiningUnited
States
income
and
foreign
tax
credit against
that
income.
Sec.1034.
Treatment
of
capital
gains
for
purposes
of
foreign
taxcredit.
Sec.
1035.
Foreign
oil
and gas
extraction
income.
Sec.1036.
Underwriting
income.
Sec. 1037.
Third
tier
foreign
tax
credit
when
section
951
applies.
PART
IV-MONEY
OR
OTHER
PROPERTY
MOVING
OUT
OF
OR
INTO
THE
UNITED
STATES
Sec.
1041.
Portfoliodebt investments
in
United
States
of
nonresidentaliens and
foreign
corporations.
Sec.
1042.
Changes
in
rulingrequirementsunder
section367;
certain
changes
in
section
1248.
Sec.
1043.
Contiguous
countrybranches
of
domestic
life
insurance
companies.
Sec. 1044.
Transitional
rule for
bond,
etc., losses of
foreign banks.
PART
V-SPECIAL
CATEGORIES
OF
FOREIGN
TAX
TREATMENT
Sec.
1051.
Tax
treatment
of
corporations
conducting
trade
or
business
in
Puerto
Rico
and
possessions
of
the
United
States.
Sec.
1052.
Western
Hemisphere
trade
corporations.
Sec.
1053.
Repeal
of
provisions
relating
to
China
Trade
Act
corporations.
90 Stat. 1521 1976
 
90
STAT.
1522
PUBLIC
LAW
94-455-OCT.
4,
1976
TABLEOF
CONTENTS-ContinuedTITLE
X-CHANGES
IN
THE
TREATMENTOF
FOREIGN
INCOME-Continued
PART
VI-DENIAL
OF
CERTAIN
TAx
BENEFITS
FOR
COOPERATION
WITH
OR
PARTICI-
PATION
IN
INTERNATIONAL
BOYCOTTS
AND
IN
CONNECTION
WITH
THE
PAYMENT
OF
CERTAIN
BRIBES
Sec.
1061.
Denial
offoreign
tax
credit.
See.
1062.
Denial
of
deferral
of
international
boycottamounts.
See.
1063.
Denial
of
DISC
benefits.
See.
1064.
Determinations
asto
participation
in
or cooperation
withan
inter-
national
boycott.
Sec.
1065.
Foreign
bribes.
Sec.
1066.
Effective
dates.
See.
1067.
Reports
by
Secretary.
TITLEXI-AMENDMENTS
AFFECTING
DISC
Sec.
1101.
Amendmentsaffecting
DISC.
TITLE
XII-ADMINISTRATIVE
PROVISIONS
Sec.
1201.
Publicinspection
of
written
determinations
by
Internal
RevenueService.
See.
1202.
Confidentiality
and
disclosureof
returns
and
return
information.
Sec.
1203.
Income
tax return
preparers.
Sec.
1204.
Jeopardy
andtermination
assessments.
Sec.
1205.
Administrative
summons.
Sec.
1206.
Assessments
in
case
of
mathematical
or clerical
errors.
Sec.
1207.
Withholding.
See.
1208.
State-conducted
lotteries.
Sec.
1209.
Minimumexemptionfromlevy
for
wages,
salary,
and
other
income.
Sec.
1210.
Joint
committee
refund
cases.
Sec.
1211.
Social
security
accountnumbers.
Sec.
1212.
Abatement
of
interest
on
errors
when
return
is
prepared
fortaxpayer
by
the
Internal
RevenueService.
TITLE
XIII-TAX
EXEMPT
ORGANIZATIONS
Sec.
1301.
Disposition
of
private
foundation
property
under
transition
rules
of
Tax
Reform
Act
of
1969.See.
1302.
New
private
foundation
set-asides.
Sec. 1303.
Minimum
distribution
amount
for
private
foundations.
Sec.
1304.
Extension
of
time
to amend
charitableremainder
trust
governing
instrument.
Sec.
1305.
Unrelated
trade
or business
income
of
trade
shows,
State
fairs,
etc.
See.
1306.
Declaratory
judgments
with
respect
to section501(c)
(3)
status
andclassification.
Sec.1307.
Lobbying
by
public
charities.
Sec.
1308.
Tax
liens,
etc.,
not
to
constitute
acquisitionindebtedness.
Sec.
1309.
Extension
ofself-dealing
transition
rules
for
private
foundations.
Sec.
1310.
Imputed
interest.
Sec.1311.
Certain
hospital
services.
Sec.1312.
Clinicalservicesofcooperative
hospitals.
Sec.
1313.
Exemption
of
certain
amateurathletic
organizationsfrom
tax.
TITLE
XIV-CAPITAL
GAINSSee.
1401.
Increase
in
amount
of
ordinary
income
against
which
capital
loss may
be
offset.
See.
1402.
Increase
in
holding
period
required
for
capital
gain
orloss to
be
long
term.
Sec.
1403.
Allowanceof 8-year
capital
loss
carryover
in
case of
regulatedinvest-
ment
companies.
Sec.
1404.
Saleofresidence
by
elderly.
90 Stat. 1522 1976