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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 60709]

  ( Heading of Division 2 amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 279. )

PART 11. CORPORATION TAX LAW [23001 - 25141]

  ( Heading of Part 11 amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 543, Sec. 21. )

CHAPTER 13. Accounting Periods and Methods of Accounting [24631 - 24726]

  ( Chapter 13 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 938. )

ARTICLE 5. Inventories [24701 - 24710]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 938. )

24701.
  

(a) Section 471 of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to the general rule for inventories, shall apply, except as otherwise provided.

(b) Section 472 of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to last-in, first-out inventories, shall apply, except as otherwise provided.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 877, Sec. 74. Effective October 6, 1993.)

24708.
  

Section 474 of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to simplified dollar-value LIFO method for certain small businesses, shall apply, except as otherwise provided.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 877, Sec. 75. Effective October 6, 1993.)

24710.
  

(a) For each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 1997, Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to mark to market accounting method for securities dealers, shall apply, except as otherwise provided.

(b) Section 13233(c)(2)(C) of the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-66), relating to the effective date for changes in the mark to market accounting method for securities dealers, is modified to provide that the amount taken into account under Section 481 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 shall be taken into account ratably over the five-taxable-year period beginning with the first taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 1997.

(c) (1) If a taxpayer has, at any time, made an election for federal purposes under Section 475(e) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to election of mark to market for dealers in commodities, to have Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code apply, Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code shall apply to that dealer in commodities for state purposes, a separate election for state purposes shall not be allowed under paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 23051.5, and the federal election shall be binding for purposes of this part.

(2) If a taxpayer fails to make, or has not previously made, an election for federal purposes under Section 475(e) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to election of mark to market for dealers in commodities, to have Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code apply, an election under Section 475(e) of the Internal Revenue Code shall not be allowed for state purposes, Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code shall not apply to that dealer in commodities for state purposes, and a separate election for state purposes shall not be allowed under paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 23051.5.

(d) (1) If a taxpayer has, at any time, made an election for federal purposes under Section 475(f)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to election of mark to market for traders in securities, to have Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code apply to a trade or business, Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code shall apply to that trader in securities for state purposes with respect to that trade or business, a separate election for state purposes with respect to that trade or business shall not be allowed under paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 23051.5, and the federal election shall be binding for purposes of this part.

(2) If a taxpayer fails to make, or has not previously made, an election for federal purposes under Section 475(f)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to election of mark to market for traders in securities, to have Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code apply to a trade or business, an election under Section 475(f)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code shall not be allowed for state purposes with respect to that trade or business, Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code shall not apply to that trader in securities for state purposes with respect to that trade or business, and a separate election for state purposes shall not be allowed under paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 23051.5.

(e) (1) If a taxpayer has, at any time, made an election for federal purposes under Section 475(f)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to election of mark to market for traders in commodities, to have Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code apply to a trade or business, Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code shall apply to that trader in commodities for state purposes with respect to that trade or business, a separate election for state purposes with respect to that trade or business shall not be allowed under paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 23051.5, and the federal election with respect to that trade or business shall be binding for purposes of this part.

(2) If a taxpayer fails to make, or has not previously made, an election for federal purposes under Section 475(f)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to election of mark to market for traders in commodities, to have Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code apply to a trade or business, an election under Section 475(f)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code shall not be allowed for state purposes with respect to that trade or business, Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code shall not apply to that trader in commodities for state purposes with respect to that trade or business, and a separate election for state purposes with respect to that trade or business shall not be allowed under paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 23051.5.

(f) (1) An election under Section 475(e) or (f) of the Internal Revenue Code made for federal purposes with respect to a taxable year beginning before January 1, 1998, shall be treated as having been made for state purposes with respect to the first taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 1998.

(2) Section 1001(d)(4)(B) of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-34), relating to the effective date for election of mark to market by securities traders and traders and dealers in commodities, is modified to provide that the requirement for timely identification shall be treated as timely made for state purposes if that identification is treated as timely made for federal purposes, and the amount taken into account under Section 481 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 shall be taken into account ratably over the four-taxable-year period beginning with the first taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 1998.

(g) In the case of any taxpayer required to change its method of accounting by the enactment of the act amending this subdivision, incorporating by reference to the amendments made by Section 7003 of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-206) to Section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code, each of the following shall apply for purposes of this part, Part 10 (commencing with Section 17001), or Part 10.2 (commencing with Section 18401):

(1) The change shall be treated as initiated by the taxpayer.

(2) The change shall be treated as made with the consent of the Franchise Tax Board.

(3) The taxpayer shall not be required to change its method of accounting until the first taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2002.

(4) The net amount of the adjustments required to be taken into account by the taxpayer under Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 24631) shall be taken into account ratably over the three taxable year period beginning with that taxpayer’s first taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2002.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 35, Sec. 57. Effective May 8, 2002.)

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