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[73 Stat. 134]
[73 Stat. 134]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1959

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PUBLIC LAW 86-69-JUNE 25, 1969

ber 31, 1957, the amount of bond premium, and the amortizable bond premium for the taxable year, shall be determined under section 171(b) as if the election set forth in section 171(c) had been made. " (B) CONVERTIBLE EVIDENCES or INDEBTEDNESS.—In no case shall the amount of premium on a convertible evidence of indebtedness include any amount attributable to the conversion features of the evidence of indebtedness.

26 USC 171.

"(c)

26 USC 443.

[73 S T A T.

L I F E INSURANCE RESERVES COMPUTED ON PRELIMINARY TERM

BASIS.—For purposes of this part (other than section 801), at the election of the taxpayer the amount taken into account as life insurance reserves with respect to contracts for which such reserves are computed on a preliminary term basis may be determined on either of the following bases: " (1) EXACT REVALUATION.—As if the reserves for all such contracts had been computed on a net level premium basis (using the same mortality assumptions and interest rates for both the preliminary term basis and the net level premium basis). "(2) APPROXIMATE REVALUATION.—The tMuount computed without regard to this subsection— " (A) increased by $21 per $1,000 of insurance in force (other than term insurance) under such contracts, less 2.1 percent of reserves under such contracts, and " (B) increased by $5 per $1,000 of teim insurance in force under such contracts which at the time of issuance cover a period of more than 15 years, less 0.5 percent of reserves under such contracts. If the taxpayer makes an election under either paragraph (1) or (2) for any taxable year, the basis adopted shall be adhered to in making the computations under this part (other than section 891) for the taxable year and all subsequent taxable years unless a change in the basis of computing such reserves is approved by the Secretary or his delegate, except that if, pursuant to an election made for a taxable year beginning in 1958, the basis adopted is the basis provided in paragraph (2), the taxpayer may adopt the basis provided by paragraph (1) for its first taxaole year beginning after 1958. " (d) SHORT TAXABLE YEARS.—If any return of a corporation made under this part is for a period of less than the entire calendar year (referred to in this subsection as 'short period'), then section 443 shall npt apply in respect of such period, but— "(1) the taxable investment income and the gain or loss from operations shall be determined, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary or his delegate, on an annual basis by a ratable daily projection of the appropriate figures for the short period, "(2) that portion of the life insurance company taxable income described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 802(b) shall be determined on an annual basis by treating the amounts ascertained under paragraph (1) as the taxable investment income and the gain or loss from operations for the taxable year, and "(3) that portion of the life insurance company taxable income described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 802(b) for the short period shall bs the amount which bears the same ratio to the amount ascertained under paragraph (2) as the number of days in the short period bears to the number of days in the entire calendar year. "(e) TRANSITIONAL RULE FOR CHANGES IN METHOD OF ACCOUNTING.—

"(1) IN GENERAL.—If the method of accounting required to be used in computing the taxpayer's taxes under this part for the taxable year 1958 is different from the method used in computing its taxes under this part for 1957, then there shall be ascertained