2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-2251 Definitions

AZ Rev Stat § 42-2251 (through 1st Reg Sess 51st Leg. 2013) What's This?

42-2251. Definitions

In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. " Computer software executable code" includes:

(a) Any object code, machine code or other code that is readable by a computer when loaded into its memory and used directly by the computer to execute instructions.

(b) Any related user manuals.

2. " Computer software source code" includes:

(a) The code written by a programmer using a programming language that is comprehensible to appropriately trained persons and is not capable of directly being used to give instructions to a computer.

(b) Related programmers' notes, design documents, memoranda and similar documentation.

(c) Related customer communications.

3. " Owner" , with respect to any software, includes the developer of the software.

4. " Related person" has the same meaning prescribed by section 267 or 707(b) of the internal revenue code.

5. " Return" has the same meaning prescribed by section 42-2001.

6. " Software" includes computer software source code and computer software executable code.

7. " Tax-related computer software source code" means the computer source code for any computer software program intended for accounting, tax return preparation or compliance or tax planning.

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