101 STAT. 1330-416
PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987
"Sec. 384. Limitation on use of preacquisition losses to offset built-in gains." 26 USC 384 note. (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall apply in cases where the acquisition date (as defined in section 384(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as added by this section) is after December 15, 1987; except that such amendments shall not apply in the case of any transaction pursuant to— ( D a binding written contract in effect on or before December 15, 1987, or (2) a letter of intent or agreement of merger signed on or before December 15, 1987. SEC. 10227. RECAPTURE OF LIFO AMOUNT IN THE CASE OF ELECTIONS BY S CORPORATIONS. (a) GENERAL RULE.—Section 1363 (relating to effect of election on corporations) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(d) RECAPTURE OF LIFO BENEFITS.— % - ; dofi^ n.> ^-^mb 5*i' "(1) IN GENERAL.—If^ 'to "(A) an S corporation was a C corporation for the last taxable year before the first taxable year for which the election under section 1362(a) was effective, and «' "(B) the corporation inventoried goods under the LIFO method for such last taxable year, the LIFO recapture amount shall be included in the gross income of the corporation for such last taxable year (and appropriate adjustments to the basis of inventory shall be made to take into account the amount included in gross income under this paragraph). "(2) ADDITIONAL TAX PAYABLE IN INSTALLMENTS.—
"(A) IN GENERAL.—Any increase in the tax imposed by this chapter by reason of this subsection shall be payable in 4 equal installments.
"(B) DATE FOR PAYMENT OF INSTALLMENTS.—The first installment under subparagraph (A) shall be paid on or before the due date (determined without regard to extensions) for the return of the tax imposed by this chapter for '"' the last taxable year for which the corporation was a C corporation and the 3 succeeding installments shall be paid on or before the due date (as so determined) for the corporation's return for the 3 succeeding taxable years. S' "(C) No INTEREST FOR PERIOD OF EXTENSION.—Notwithstanding section 6601(b), for purposes of section 6601, the date prescribed for the payment of each installment under this paragraph shall be determined under this paragraph. "(3) LIFO RECAPTURE AMOUNT.—For purposes of this subsection, the term 'LIFO recapture amount' means the amount (if any) by which— "(A) the inventory amount of the inventory asset under tap the first-in, first-out method authorized by section 471, exceeds gfi i "(B) the inventory amount of such assets under the LIFO method. For purposes of the preceding sentence, inventory amounts shall be determined as of the close of the last taxable year referred to in paragraph (1). "(4) OTHER DEFINITIONS.—For purposes of this subsection—