2019 Idaho Code
Title 63 - REVENUE AND TAXATION
Chapter 35 - COOPERATIVE ELECTRICAL ASSOCIATIONS — TAXING GROSS EARNINGS
Section 63-3501 - DEFINITIONS.

Universal Citation: ID Code § 63-3501 (2019)

63-3501. DEFINITIONS. For the purposes of this chapter:

(a) The term "cooperative electrical association" means any nonprofit, cooperative association organized and maintained by its members, whether incorporated or unincorporated, for the purpose of transmitting, distributing or delivering electric power to its members.

(b) The term "cooperative natural gas association" means any nonprofit cooperative association organized and maintained by its members, whether incorporated or unincorporated, for the purpose of transmitting, distributing or delivering natural gas to its members.

(c) The term "cost of power" means the cost of power purchases and generation included in reports to, and in accordance with applicable requirements of, the rural electrification administration, United States department of agriculture, by cooperative electrical associations which are borrowers from the rural electrification administration, and for cooperative electrical associations which are not borrowers from the rural electrification administration, such costs which could have been included by such cooperative electrical associations using equivalent reporting and accounting requirements. The state tax commission shall prescribe necessary rules for the purpose of providing a uniform method of reporting cost of power purchases and generation by cooperative electrical associations, consistent with the reporting and accounting requirements of the rural electrification administration.

(d) The term "cost of gas" means the cost of natural gas purchased by cooperative natural gas associations from wholesale or other suppliers of natural gas for delivery to members of the cooperative natural gas association.

(e) The term "gross electrical earnings" means the gross receipts of a cooperative electrical association from the distribution, delivery and sale of electric power within the state of Idaho, but shall not include any earnings or receipts from the distribution, delivery or sale of electric power consumed in pumping water for irrigation or drainage purposes within the state of Idaho, upon the land of such consumer and for the use and benefit of his own land, and where such consumer has received from the association a refund, rebate, or credit of three and one-half percent (3 1/2%) of the cost to him of the electric power so used and consumed.

(f) The term "gross natural gas earnings" means the gross receipts of a cooperative natural gas association from the distribution, delivery and sale of natural gas within the state of Idaho.

(g) The term "gross wind, solar or geothermal energy earnings" means the gross receipts of a wind energy generator, solar energy generator or a geothermal energy generator from the distribution, delivery and sale to a customer for the direct use or resale of electrical energy generated, manufactured or produced by means of wind energy, solar energy or geothermal energy within the state of Idaho.

(h) The term "taxing unit" shall include any of the following that had property taxes levied in the prior year: the separate taxing districts of the county as well as the county itself and any such taxing district’s fund having a different geographical boundary than such taxing district itself.

(i) The term "tax levy" means the total tax levies fixed by each taxing district, as defined herein, in the prior calendar year.

(j) The term "WPPSS 4 and 5 costs" means, for a cooperative electrical association which is a participant under the Washington public power supply system nuclear projects numbers 4 and 5 participants’ agreement, dated July 14, 1976, all of its costs in connection with Washington public power supply system nuclear projects numbers 4 and 5.

(k) The term "weighted wire mileage factor" means a figure which is arrived at by multiplying the tax levy of each taxing unit by the number of wire miles of transmission and distribution lines of such cooperative electrical association situated in such taxing unit.

(l) The term "gas line mileage factor" means a figure which is arrived at by multiplying the tax levy of each taxing unit by the number of miles of natural gas transmission and distribution lines of such cooperative natural gas association situated in such taxing unit.

History:

[63-3501, added 1959, ch. 237, sec. 1, p. 507; am. 1961, ch. 301, sec. 1, p. 560; am. 1983, ch. 164, sec. 1, p. 470; am. 1998, ch. 132, sec. 1, p. 486; am. 2007, ch. 143, sec. 1, p. 415; am. 2008, ch. 227, sec. 1, p. 693; am. 2016, ch. 189, sec. 5, p. 517.]

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