2016 US Code
Title 26 - Internal Revenue Code
Subtitle A - Income Taxes
Chapter 1 - Normal Taxes and Surtaxes
Subchapter P - Capital Gains and Losses
Part IV - Special Rules for Determining Capital Gains and Losses
Sec. 1255 - Gain from disposition of section 126 property

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Citation 26 U.S.C. § 1255 (2016)
Section Name §1255. Gain from disposition of section 126 property
Section Text (a) General rule (1) Ordinary income

Except as otherwise provided in this section, if section 126 property is disposed of, the lower of—

(A) the applicable percentage of the aggregate payments, with respect to such property, excluded from gross income under section 126, or

(B) the excess of—

(i) the amount realized (in the case of a sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion), or the fair market value of such section 126 property (in the case of any other disposition), over

(ii) the adjusted basis of such property,


shall be treated as ordinary income. Such gain shall be recognized notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle, except that this section shall not apply to the extent such gain is recognized as ordinary income under any other provision of this part.

(2) Section 126 property

For purposes of this section, "section 126 property" means any property acquired, improved, or otherwise modified by the application of payments excluded from gross income under section 126.

(3) Applicable percentage

For purposes of this section, if section 126 property is disposed of less than 10 years after the date of receipt of payments excluded from gross income under section 126, the applicable percentage is 100 percent. If section 126 property is disposed of more than 10 years after such date, the applicable percentage is 100 percent reduced (but not below zero) by 10 percent for each year or part thereof in excess of 10 years such property was held after the date of receipt of the payments.

(b) Special rules

Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary—

(1) rules similar to the rules applicable under section 1245 shall be applied for purposes of this section, and

(2) for purposes of sections 170(e),1 and 751(c), amounts treated as ordinary income under this section shall be treated in the same manner as amounts treated as ordinary income under section 1245.

Source Credit

(Added Pub. L. 95–600, title V, §543(c)(1), Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2890; amended Pub. L. 96–222, title I, §105(a)(7)(B), (D), Apr. 1, 1980, 94 Stat. 221; Pub. L. 96–471, §2(b)(6), Oct. 19, 1980, 94 Stat. 2254; Pub. L. 99–514, title V, §511(d)(2)(A), title VI, §631(e)(14), Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2248, 2275; Pub. L. 100–647, title I, §1005(c)(10), Nov. 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 3392; Pub. L. 108–27, title III, §302(e)(4)(B)(ii), May 28, 2003, 117 Stat. 764.)

Editorial Notes AMENDMENTS

2003—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 108–27 struck out ", 341(e)(12)," after "170(e)".

1988—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 100–647 amended Pub. L. 99–514, §511(d)(2)(A), see 1986 Amendment note below.

1986—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 99–514, §511(d)(2)(A), as amended by Pub. L. 100–647, struck out "163(d)," after "sections".

Pub. L. 99–514, §631(e)(14), struck out "453B(d)(2)" after "341(e)(12),".

1980—Subsec. (a)(1)(B). Pub. L. 96–222, §105(a)(7)(B), inserted following cl. (ii) provisions requiring that such gain be recognized notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle, except that this section shall not apply to the extent such gain is recognized as ordinary income under any other provision of this part.

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 96–471 substituted "453B(d)(2)" for "453(d)(4)(B)".

Pub. L. 96–222, §105(a)(7)(D), inserted "for purposes of sections 163(d), 170(e), 341(e)(12), 453(d)(4)(B), and 751(c)" before "amounts treated as".

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2003 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–27 applicable, except as otherwise provided, to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 2002, see section 302(f) of Pub. L. 108–27, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 2003 Amendment note under section 1 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1988 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–647 effective, except as otherwise provided, as if included in the provision of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99–514, to which such amendment relates, see section 1019(a) of Pub. L. 100–647, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1986 AMENDMENT

Amendment by section 511(d)(2)(A) of Pub. L. 99–514 applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1986, see section 511(e) of Pub. L. 99–514, set out as a note under section 163 of this title.

Amendment by section 631(e)(14) of Pub. L. 99–514 applicable to any distribution in complete liquidation, and any sale or exchange, made by a corporation after July 31, 1986, unless such corporation is completely liquidated before Jan. 1, 1987, any transaction described in section 338 of this title for which the acquisition date occurs after Dec. 31, 1986, and any distribution, not in complete liquidation, made after Dec. 31, 1986, with exceptions and special and transitional rules, see section 633 of Pub. L. 99–514, set out as an Effective Date note under section 336 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1980 AMENDMENTS

For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 96–471, see section 6(a)(1) of Pub. L. 96–471, set out as an Effective Date note under section 453 of this title.

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–222 effective, except as otherwise provided, as if it had been included in the provisions of the Revenue Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95–600, to which such amendment relates, see section 201 of Pub. L. 96–222, set out as a note under section 32 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective with respect to grants made under the programs after Sept. 30, 1979, see section 543(d) of Pub. L. 95–600, set out as a note under section 126 of this title.

Footnotes

1 So in original. The comma probably should not appear.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE
Subtitle A - Income Taxes
CHAPTER 1 - NORMAL TAXES AND SURTAXES
Subchapter P - Capital Gains and Losses
PART IV - SPECIAL RULES FOR DETERMINING CAPITAL GAINS AND LOSSES
Sec. 1255 - Gain from disposition of section 126 property
Contains section 1255
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 92 Stat. 2890
94 Stat. 221, 2254
100 Stat. 2248
102 Stat. 3392
117 Stat. 764
Public Law References Public Law 95-600, Public Law 96-222, Public Law 96-471, Public Law 99-514, Public Law 100-647, Public Law 108-27
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