Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

2.309 -Expensing Exploration and Development Costs

Item DescriptionFY2012 FY2013 FY2014
2.309 Expensing Exploration and Development Costs
Certain capital costs incurred in bringing a known mineral deposit into production are deductible in the year incurred. A portion of domestic mining exploration costs can also be expensed, although they will be recaptured if the mine reaches the production stage. Certain intangible drilling and development costs of domestic oil, gas, and geothermal wells are deductible when made, but to a certain extent may be recaptured upon disposition of oil, gas, or geothermal property to which they are properly chargeable. The immediate expensing of these costs, which would otherwise be capitalized and recovered through depreciation or through depletion as the natural resource is removed from the ground, constitutes a tax expenditure resulting in a deferral of tax or an interest-free loan.

Origin:  IRC, S. 193, 263(c), 616,
; M.G.L. c. 63, S. 30.4.
Estimate:  Negligible
Negligible Negligible Negligible


IRCFederal Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C.)
M.G.L. Massachusetts General Laws
U.S.C United States Code
ESTIMATES All estimates are in $ millions.

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