2017 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. 1249 - Gain from certain sales or exchanges of patents, etc., to foreign corporations

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Citation 26 U.S.C. § 1249 (2017)
Section Name §1249. Gain from certain sales or exchanges of patents, etc., to foreign corporations
Section Text (a) General rule

Gain from the sale or exchange of a patent, an invention, model, or design (whether or not patented), a copyright, a secret formula or process, or any other similar property right to any foreign corporation by any United States person (as defined in section 7701(a)(30)) which controls such foreign corporation shall, if such gain would (but for the provisions of this subsection) be gain from the sale or exchange of a capital asset or of property described in section 1231, be considered as ordinary income.

(b) Control

For purposes of subsection (a), control means, with respect to any foreign corporation, the ownership, directly or indirectly, of stock possessing more than 50 percent of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote. For purposes of this subsection, the rules for determining ownership of stock prescribed by section 958 shall apply.

Source Credit

(Added Pub. L. 87–834, §16(a), Oct. 16, 1962, 76 Stat. 1045; amended Pub. L. 89–809, title I, §104(m)(3), Nov. 13, 1966, 80 Stat. 1563; Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §1901(b)(3)(K), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1793; Pub. L. 113–295, div. A, title II, §221(a)(84), Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 4049.)

Editorial Notes AMENDMENTS

2014—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–295 struck out "after December 31, 1962," before "of a patent".

1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–455 substituted "ordinary income" for "gain from the sale or exchange of property which is neither a capital asset nor property described in section 1231".

1966—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 89–809 substituted "Gain" for "Except as provided in subsection (c), gain".

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2014 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 113–295 effective Dec. 19, 2014, subject to a savings provision, see section 221(b) of Pub. L. 113–295, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1976 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–455 effective for taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1976, see section 1901(d) of Pub. L. 94–455, set out as a note under section 2 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1966 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 89–809 applicable with respect to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1966, see section 104(n) of Pub. L. 89–809, set out as a note under section 11 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Pub. L. 87–834, §16(c), Oct. 16, 1962, 76 Stat. 1045, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [enacting this section] shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1962."

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, 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. 1249 - Gain from certain sales or exchanges of patents, etc., to foreign corporations
Contains section 1249
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 76 Stat. 1045
80 Stat. 1563
90 Stat. 1793
128 Stat. 4049
Public Law References Public Law 87-834, Public Law 89-809, Public Law 94-455, Public Law 113-295
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