2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 39 - TAXATION AND REVENUE
CHAPTER 13 - AD VALOREM TAXATION
SECTION 39-13-112. - Property taxation of certain helium.
39-13-112. Property taxation of certain helium.
(a) As used in this section:
(i) "Helium" means helium which is a component of a natural gas stream leased by the United States to any lessee pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, 30 U.S.C. section 181. All other helium shall be subject to ad valorem taxation pursuant to the provisions of this chapter;
(ii) All other definitions in W.S. 39-13-101 and 39-14-201 are incorporated herein by reference to the extent that they may apply.
(b) Administration; confidentiality: The department shall annually value and assess helium production at its fair market value for taxation in accordance with the applicable provisions of W.S. 39-13-102.
(c) Taxable event: There is levied an ad valorem tax on the value of the gross product produced, as provided in article 15, section 3 of the Wyoming constitution, on the helium produced in this state. The tax imposed by this subsection shall be in addition to all other taxes imposed by law.
(d) Basis of tax: Helium shall be valued for taxation as natural gas as provided in W.S. 39-14-203(b).
(e) Taxpayer: Any person producing helium; or, to the extent of his interest ownership, any person owning or producing an interest in the helium, by lease or other contract right, is liable for the payment of the ad valorem taxes together with any penalties and interest, provided however, that helium shall be subject to the ad valorem tax only once.
(f) Tax rate: Helium shall be subject to the ad valorem tax rate as provided in W.S. 39-13-104.
(g) Exemptions: The exemptions from taxation provided by W.S. 39-13-105 shall apply to helium.
(h) Compliance; collection procedures: The ad valorem tax related provisions of W.S. 39-13-107 shall apply to helium production.
(j) Enforcement: All ad valorem tax related provisions of W.S. 39-13-108 shall apply to helium production.
(k) Taxpayer remedies: All ad valorem tax related provisions of W.S. 39-13-109 shall apply to helium production.
(m) Distribution: Ad valorem tax revenues from helium production shall be distributed as provided by W.S. 39-13-111.
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