Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/1027

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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CH. 757-OCT. 8 , 1940 "(3) (A) The aggregate of the amounts of excess profits net income ascertained under paragraphs (1) and (2); (B) the aggregate of the excesses ascertained under paragraphs (1) and (2); and (C) the difference between the aggregates found under clause (A) and clause (B). If the aggregate ascertained under clause (A) is greater than the aggregate found under clause (B), the difference shall for the purposes of subsection (b) be designated a 'plus amount', and if the aggregate ascer- tained under clause (B) is greater than the aggregate found under clause (A), the difference shall for the purposes of subsection (b) be designated a 'minus amount'. "(b) By adding the plus amounts ascertained under subsection (a) (3) for each year of the base period; and by subtracting from such sum, if for two or more years of the base period there was a minus amount, the sum of such minus amounts, excluding the greatest. "(c) By dividing the amount ascertained under subsection (b) by four. "(d) In no case shall the average base period net income be less than zero. In the case of a taxpayer which becomes an acquiring corporation in any taxable year beginning after December 31, 1939, if, on September 11, 1940, and at all times until the taxpayer became an acquiring corporation- "(1) the taxpayer owned not less than 75 per centum of each class of stock of each of the qualified component corporations involved in the transaction in which the taxpayer became an acquiring corporation; or "(2) one of the qualified component corporations involved in the transaction owned not less than 75 per centum of each class of stock of the taxpayer, and of each of the other qualified com- ponent corporations involved in the transaction, the average base period net income of the taxpayer shall not be less than (A) the average base period net income of that one of its qualified component corporations involved in the transaction the average base period net income of which is greatest, or (B) the average base period net income of the taxpayer computed without regard to the base period net income of any of its qualified com- ponent corporations involved in the transaction. "(e) For the purposes of subsection (a) (1) and (2) of this section- "(1) There shall be excluded, in the various computations, any dividends paid by the taxpayer or any of its qualified com- ponent corporations during any of the taxable years of the payor which are included in the computation of the taxpayer's average base period net income. If the payor corporation is a corporation described in subsection (f) (1) or (2) of this section, the dividends to be excluded under this paragraph shall be only such as are paid after such payor corporation first became an acquiring corporation; and "(2) In determining whether, for any taxable year, the deduc- tions plus the credit for dividends received exceeded the gross income, and in determining the amount of such excess, the adjustments provided in section 711 (b) (1) shall be made. "(f) (1) In the case of a taxpayer which is an acquiring corpora- tion and which was not actually in existence on the date of the beginning of its base period, there shall be excluded from the various computations under subsection (a) (1) of this section the portion of its excess profits net income, or of the excess over gross income therein referred to, which is attributable to any period before it first became an acquiring corporation. 193470'- 41-PT . -- 63 993 " Plus amount. " "Minus amount." Minimum average base period net in- come. Ante, p. 992. Exclusion of certain dividends. Ante, P . 977. Income before be- coming an acquiring corporation.