26 USC 30A - Puerto Rico economic activity credit

(a) Allowance of credit 

(1) In general 
Except as otherwise provided in this section, if the conditions of both paragraph (1) and paragraph (2) of subsection (b) are satisfied with respect to a qualified domestic corporation, there shall be allowed as a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter an amount equal to the portion of the tax which is attributable to the taxable income, from sources without the United States, from
(A) the active conduct of a trade or business within Puerto Rico, or
(B) the sale or exchange of substantially all of the assets used by the taxpayer in the active conduct of such trade or business.

In the case of any taxable year beginning after December 31, 2001, the aggregate amount of taxable income taken into account under the preceding sentence (and in applying subsection (d)) shall not exceed the adjusted base period income of such corporation, as determined in the same manner as under section 936 (j).


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(2) Qualified domestic corporation 
For purposes of paragraph (1), the term qualified domestic corporation means a domestic corporation
(A) which is an existing credit claimant with respect to Puerto Rico, and
(B) with respect to which section 936 (a)(4)(B) does not apply for the taxable year.
(3) Separate application 
For purposes of determining
(A) whether a taxpayer is an existing credit claimant with respect to Puerto Rico, and
(B) the amount of the credit allowed under this section,

this section (and so much of section 936 as relates to this section) shall be applied separately with respect to Puerto Rico.

(b) Conditions which must be satisfied 
The conditions referred to in subsection (a) are
(1) 3-year period 
If 80 percent or more of the gross income of the qualified domestic corporation for the 3-year period immediately preceding the close of the taxable year (or for such part of such period immediately preceding the close of such taxable year as may be applicable) was derived from sources within a possession (determined without regard to section 904 (f)).
(2) Trade or business 
If 75 percent or more of the gross income of the qualified domestic corporation for such period or such part thereof was derived from the active conduct of a trade or business within a possession.
(c) Credit not allowed against certain taxes 
The credit provided by subsection (a) shall not be allowed against the tax imposed by

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(1) section 59A (relating to environmental tax),
(2) section 531 (relating to the tax on accumulated earnings),
(3) section 541 (relating to personal holding company tax), or
(4) section 1351 (relating to recoveries of foreign expropriation losses).
(d) Limitations on credit for active business income 
The amount of the credit determined under subsection (a) for any taxable year shall not exceed the sum of the following amounts:
(1) 60 percent of the sum of
(A) the aggregate amount of the qualified domestic corporations qualified possession wages for such taxable year, plus
(B) the allocable employee fringe benefit expenses of the qualified domestic corporation for such taxable year.
(2) The sum of
(A) 15 percent of the depreciation allowances for the taxable year with respect to short-life qualified tangible property,
(B) 40 percent of the depreciation allowances for the taxable year with respect to medium-life qualified tangible property, and
(C) 65 percent of the depreciation allowances for the taxable year with respect to long-life qualified tangible property.
(3) If the qualified domestic corporation does not have an election to use the method described in section 936 (h)(5)(C)(ii) (relating to profit split) in effect for the taxable year, the amount of the qualified possession income taxes for the taxable year allocable to nonsheltered income.
(e) Administrative provisions 
For purposes of this title
(1) the provisions of section 936 (including any applicable election thereunder) shall apply in the same manner as if the credit under this section were a credit under section 936 (a)(1)(A) for a domestic corporation to which section 936 (a)(4)(A) applies,
(2) the credit under this section shall be treated in the same manner as the credit under section 936, and
(3) a corporation to which this section applies shall be treated in the same manner as if it were a corporation electing the application of section 936.
(f) Denial of double benefit 
Any wages or other expenses taken into account in determining the credit under this section may not be taken into account in determining the credit under section 41.
(g) Definitions 
For purposes of this section, any term used in this section which is also used in section 936 shall have the same meaning given such term by section 936.
(h) Application of section 
This section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1995, and before January 1, 2006.