Total revenue for Texas franchise tax, specifically defined in TTC 171.1011, is tied to the amounts entered on specified lines from the federal return as they were on the 2006 IRS forms and on 2006 equivalent IRS line numbers on any subsequent version of the corresponding form. TTC 171.1011(b).
Note that the line numbers referred to in the statute and administrative rules are not revised annually to reflect changes in the IRS forms. The online franchise tax instructions are revised as soon as possible after an IRS form change.
Yes, the costs of uncompensated care that have been excluded from total revenue may not be subtracted as cost of goods sold or compensation.
No adjustment to the cost of goods sold or compensation deduction is necessary when excluding payments received under these programs.
According to CFR §1.61-8(c), "As a general rule, if a lessee pays any of the expenses of his lessor such payments are additional rental income of the lessor…" Total revenue for franchise tax reporting is specifically defined in TTC §171.1011 and is tied to the amounts entered on specific lines from the federal return, to the extent the amount entered complies with federal income tax law, minus statutory exclusions. Based on the above IRS regulation, the reimbursement of expenses should be reported for federal tax purposes in gross rental income and not offset with the expenses. Therefore, for franchise tax reporting purposes, the expense reimbursements are included in total revenue.
Bad debt expensed for federal income tax purposes that corresponds to items of gross receipts included in total revenue for the current reporting period or a past reporting period may be excluded from total revenue. The principal repayment of a loan is not included in total revenue and therefore cannot be excluded from total revenue as a bad debt.
A professional employer organization or temporary employment service company may deduct from revenue the actual amounts a client company reimburses for wages reported on W-2s, payroll taxes and employee benefits, including workers' compensation. 1099 labor is not considered wages under the IRC or the TTC Chapter 171 and cannot be excluded from revenue.
To take the $500 credit per pro bono case, the attorney must maintain records and must report the pro bono hours to the State Bar. The $500 deduction can be taken based on the period when the first hours are reported to the State Bar.
If NDI is a negative number, treat it as a negative number when computing total revenue. Only subtract NDI to the extent it is included in total revenue. You should only exclude from revenue the income items; there is no "exclusion/deduction" for the expense items, because the expense items were not included in revenue.
A taxable entity that is a homeowners association and files IRS Form 1120-H computes total revenue based on the amounts reportable as income on Lines 1-7 of Form 1120-H. If a homeowners association files IRS Form 1120, total revenue is computed based on the amounts reportable as income on Lines 1c and Lines 4 through 10 of Form 1120.
Under TTC 171.1011(e) a taxable entity can only exclude from total revenue the taxable entity's share of net income of the passive entity if the margin of a taxable entity generated the net income of the passive entity. Therefore, a taxable entity that owns an interest in a passive entity may only exclude from total revenue, to the extent included:
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (effective Jan. 1, 2009), Section 1231 provides for a deferral of recognition of COD income. Total revenue for Texas franchise tax is calculated based upon the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) of 1986 in effect for the federal tax year beginning on Jan. 1, 2007, not including any changes made by federal law after that date, and any regulations adopted under that code applicable to that period. See TTC 171.0001(9). As the federal election for deferral of COD income was effective Jan. 1, 2009, the federal election is disregarded for Texas franchise tax purposes. You must adjust the amounts reported on the federal line items when computing total revenue.
TTC Sections 171.1011(r) and (s) allow an exclusion from total revenue for revenue received from oil or gas produced by a low-producing well (described in the next FAQ) during the Comptroller-certified dates when the monthly average closing price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil is below $40 per barrel or the average closing price of gas is below $5 per MMBtu, as recorded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).
The Comptroller certifies and publishes this information on a monthly basis in the Texas Register.
According to TTC Section 171.1011(r):
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