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[83 STAT. 631]
[83 STAT. 631]
PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969

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PUBLIC LAW 91-172-DEC. 30, 1969

igggor in a leasing transaction shall be treated, for purposes of this subtitle, insofar as the lessee (or his successors in interest) is concerned, as if it were a bonus granted by the lessee to the lessor payable in installments. The treatment of the production payment in the hands of the lessor shall be determined without regard to the provisions of this subsection. ,.,. "(d) DEFINITION.—As used m this section, the term 'mineral property' has the meaning assigned to the term 'property' in section 614(a). "(e) REGULATIONS.—The Secretary or his delegate shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this section." (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of parts for subchapter I of chapter 1 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

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"Part IV. Mineral production payments." (c) EFFECTIVE D A T E S. — (1) GENERAL RULE.—The amendments made by this section

shall apply with respect to mineral production payments created on or after August 7, 1969, other than mineral production payments created before January 1, 1971, pursuant to a binding contract entered into before August 7, 1969. (2) ELECTION.—At the election of the taxpayer (made at such time and in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury or his delegate prescribes by regulations), the amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to all mineral production payments which the taxpayer carved out of mineral properties after the beginning of his last taxable year ending before August 7, 1969. No interest shall be allowed on any refund or credit of any overpayment resulting from such election for any taxable year ending before August 7, 1969. (3) SPECIAL RULE.—With respect to a taxpayer who does not elect the treatment provided in paragraph (2) and who carves out one or more mineral production payments on or after August 7, 1969, during the taxable year which includes such date, the amendments made by this section shall apply to such production payments only to the extent the aggregate amount of such production payments exceeds the lesser of— (A) the excess of— (i) the aggregate amount of production payments < carved out and sold by the taxpayer during the 12-month V period immediately preceding his taxable year which includes August 7, 1969, over f ' (ii) the aggregate amount of production payments carved out before August 7, 1969, by the taxpayer during his taxable year which includes such date, or (B) the amount necessary to increase the amount of the taxpayer's gross income, within the meaning of chapter 1 of subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, for the tax- / S A stat S: 78 Stat. 116. able year which includes August 7, 1969, to an amount equal 26 USC 1to the amount of deductions (other than any deduction under i5j4.^ ^^^ section 172 of such Code) allowable for such year under such ^"^l] l\ ^^g\ chapter. The preceding sentence shall not apply for purposes of determining the amount of any deduction allowable under section 611 or 26 USC e n. the amount of foreign tax credit allowable under section 904 of such Code. ^°^ P' "^-