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830 CMR 63.38.8: Apportionment of Income of Pipeline Companies

Date: 12/16/2016
Organization: Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Regulatory Authority: Massachusetts General Laws
Official Version: Published by the Massachusetts Register

830 CMR: DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
830 CMR 63.00: TAXATION OF CORPORATIONS
830 CMR 63.00 is amended by adding the following section:
830 CMR 63.38.8: Apportionment of Income of Pipeline Companies

(1) Purpose, Outline, Effective Date

(a)    Purpose.  The purpose of 830 CMR 63.38.8 is to provide an alternative apportionment rule, as provided in M.G.L. c. 63, § 38(j), for income received by pipeline companies that is derived from the transportation of mineral products.

(b)   Outline.  830 CMR 63.38.8, is organized as follows:

(1)    Purpose, Outline, Effective Date
(2)    Definitions
(3)    Apportionment Percentage
 

(c)   Effective Date.  The provisions of 830 CMR 63.38.8 as amended shall be effective for taxable years beginning on or after the date of promulgation. The provisions of 830 CMR 63.38.8 as promulgated on December 30, 2005 are hereby repealed and replaced but remain applicable for taxable years beginning on or after December 30,2005 and before the effective date of 830 CMR 63.38.8, as amended.
 

(2) Definitions

For the purposes of 830 CMR 63.38.8 the following terms have the following meanings unless the context requires otherwise:

Code, the Internal Revenue Code, as amended and in effect for the taxable year.

Commissioner, the Commissioner of Revenue or the Commissioner's duly authorized representative.

Payroll Factor, the payroll factor as defined in M.G.L. c. 63, § 38(e).  See 830 CMR 63.38.1(8).

Pipeline Company, any taxpayer engaged in the business of moving, conveying or transporting through a system or conduit of pipes any mineral products, such as oil, gasoline, or natural or casinghead gas, within the commonwealth and whose income is allocated or apportioned under or by reference to M.G.L. c. 63, § 38.  For purposes of this definition, the term “system or conduit of pipes” includes transmission lines and connecting field and storage lines.

Property Factor, the property factor as defined in M.G.L. c. 63, § 38(d).  See 830 CMR 63.38.1(7).

Sales Factor, the sales factor as defined in M.G.L. c. 63, § 38(f), with the adjustments in the numerator provided in 830 CMR 63.38.8.

Taxable Net Income, the part of the net income of a taxpayer, adjusted as required by M.G.L. c. 63, §38(a)(1) and (2), that is taxable both within and without Massachusetts and therefore apportionable under M.G.L. c. 63, § 38(c).

Taxpayer, any individual or entity that is entitled to or required to allocate or apportion income under or by reference to M.G.L. c. 63, § 38.

Traffic Unit, the movement of one unit of product such as one barrel of oil, one barrel of gasoline, or one thousand cubic feet of natural or casinghead gas through a pipeline for a distance of one mile.

(3) Apportionment Percentage

A pipeline company that has taxable net income that is taxable both within and outside of Massachusetts shall apportion its income to Massachusetts according to the provisions of M.G.L. c. 63, § 38(c) by multiplying the taxable net income by a fraction, the numerator of which is the property factor plus the payroll factor plus two times the sales factor, and the denominator of which is four. The property and payroll factors shall be computed in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 63, §§ 38(d) and (e), respectively, and 830 CMR 63.38.1. In computing the sales factor, the numerator consists of: (a) the taxpayer’s sales derived from the transportation of mineral products, multiplied by a fraction the numerator of which is the total number of traffic units in Massachusetts during the taxable year and the denominator of which is the total number of traffic units everywhere during the taxable year; plus (b) the taxpayer’s sales not derived from the transportation of mineral products that are assigned to Massachusetts in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 63, §§ 38(f) and 830 CMR 63.38.1.

Additional information

REGULATORY AUTHORITY:
830 CMR 63.38.8: G.L. c. 14, § 6(l); G.L. c. 62C, § 3; G.L. c. 63, § 38(j).
 

REGULATORY HISTORY
Date of Promulgation:  December 30, 2005
Amended 12/16/16 - Sections (1)(a), (c); (2); (3)

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