An individual is considered to own the stock or interest in an entity that his or her spouse owns. There is no attribution of ownership for any other family members.
Yes, an entity meeting the ownership and unitary criteria is included in the combined group regardless of whether the entity has nexus in Texas.
The no-tax-due threshold applies to the combined group as a whole. For example, for report years 2016 and 2017 even if one member of a combined group has less than or equal to $1,110,000 in annualized total revenue on its own, that member must still be included in the combined group report.
To determine whether the combined group is primarily engaged in retail or wholesale trade and therefore allowed the 0.375 percent rate, the combined group must meet all the qualifying criteria in Texas Tax Code 171.002(c) using the total revenue for the combined group as a whole after subtracting total revenue received from a member of the combined group.
The reporting entity of a combined group selects an SIC code that is appropriate for the group based on the primary business activity of the combined group. The primary activity is determined by the total revenue of the combined group after subtracting total revenue received from a member of the combined group.
If two or more members of a combined group file a federal consolidated return, the group's accounting period is the federal taxable period of the federal consolidated group. In all other instances, the accounting period is the federal taxable period of the reporting entity.
If the federal taxable period of a member differs from the federal taxable period of the combined group, the reporting entity will determine the portion of that member's revenue, cost of goods sold, compensation, etc. to be included. This reporting entity prepares a separate income statement based on federal income tax reporting methods for the months included in the group's accounting period.
A member of a combined group that does not have nexus in Texas is included in the calculation of total revenue, margin and gross receipts everywhere. However, the member is not included in the calculation of Texas receipts.
The following example shows how an entity should file in this situation.
All entities/groups will file 2014 annual reports based on the following accounting periods:
Yes, if any one member of a combined group receives notice that it is required to electronically transfer franchise tax payments, then the combined group is required to electronically transfer payments.