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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 2226

PUBLIC LAW 99-514—OCT. 22, 1986 ^>

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"(A) at the election of the taxpayer, be included in adjusted basis for purposes of computing the amount of any deduction allowable under section 611 (determined without regard to section 613), or "(B) if subparagraph (A) does not apply, be allowed as a deduction ratably over the 10-taxable year period r f. PC beginning with the taxable year in which such costs were paid or incurred. This subsection shall not apply to costs paid or incurred with respect to a nonproductive well." (B) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Section 263(c) is amended

by inserting "and except as provided in subsection (i)," after "subsection (a),". jf

(2) DEVELOPMENT AND MINING EXPLORATION COSTS.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—Section 616 (relating to development expenditures) is amended by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e), and inserting after subsection (c) the following new subsection: "(d) SPECIAL RULES FOR FOREIGN DEVELOPMENT.—In the case of any expenditures paid or incurred with respect to the development of a mine or other natural deposit (other than an oil, gas, or geothermal well) located outside of the United States— "(1) subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply, and "(2) such expenditures shall— "(A) at the election of the taxpayer, be included in adjusted basis for purposes of computing the amount of any deduction allowable under section 611 (without regard to section 613), or "(B) if subparagraph (A) does not apply, be allowed as a deduction ratably over the 10-taxable year period beginning with the taxable year in which such expenditures were paid or incurred." <is >

(B) CERTAIN MINING EXPLORATION EXPENDITURES OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.—Section 617(h) (relating to limitation)

is amended to read as follows: "(h) SPECIAL RULES FOR FOREIGN EXPLORATION.—In the case of any expenditures paid or incurred before the development stage for the purpose of ascertaining the existence, location, extent, or quality of any deposit of ore or other mineral (other than an oil, gas, or geothermal well) located outside the United States— "(1) subsection (a) shall not apply, and "(2) such expenditures shall— "(A) at the election of the taxpayer, be included in adjusted basis for purposes of computing the amount of any deduction allowable under section 611 (without regard to • *"' section 613), or "(B) if subparagraph (A) does not apply, be allowed as a deduction ratably over the 10-taxable year period beginning with the taxable year in which such expenditures were paid or incurred." (C) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—

(i) Subsection (a) of section 616 is amended by striking out "subsection (b)" and inserting in lieu thereof "subsections (b) and (d)".