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(1) In most cases an allowable deduction of a taxpayer will be applicable only to the apportionable income arising from a particular trade or business or to a particular item of nonapportionable income. In some cases an allowable deduction may be applicable to the apportionable incomes of more than one trade or business and/or to several items of nonapportionable income. In such cases, the deduction shall be prorated among such trades or business and such items of nonapportionable income in a manner which fairly distributes the deduction among the classes of income to which it is applicable.

(2) In filing returns with this state, if the taxpayer departs from or modifies the manner of prorating any such deduction used in returns for prior years, the taxpayer shall disclose in the return for the current year the nature and extent of the modification.

(3) If the returns or reports filed by a taxpayer with all states to which the taxpayer reports under Article IV of the Multistate Tax Compact or the Uniform Division of Income for Tax Purposes Act are not uniform in the application or proration of any deduction, the taxpayer shall disclose in its return to this state the nature and extent of the variance.

(4) If two or more entities, whether or not organized or doing business in this state, are owned or controlled directly or indirectly by the same interest, the taxpayer may petition for or the department may require adjustments that distribute, apportion, or allocate gross income or deductions between or among such entities to fairly represent the income of any such entities.


History: 15-1-201, 15-31-313, 15-31-501, MCA; IMP, 15-1-601, 15-31-301, 15-31-302, 15-31-303, 15-31-304, 15-31-305, 15-31-306, 15-31-307, 15-31-308, 15-31-309, 15-31-310, 15-31-311, 15-31-312, 15-31-321, 15-31-322, 15-31-323, 15-31-324, 15-31-325, 15-31-326, MCA; NEW, Eff. 1/2/77; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 2053, Eff. 9/23/11; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 2328, Eff. 1/1/18.

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