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5 AN ACT RELATING TO REVENUE AND TAXATION; MODIFYING THE PROVISIONS
6 FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME FOR FILING A RETURN; MAKING TECHNICAL
7 CHANGES; AND PROVIDING FOR RETROSPECTIVE OPERATION.
8 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
9a h 59-7-505, as last amended by Chapter 83, Laws of Utah 1994 h
10 59-10-516, as last amended by Chapter 37, Laws of Utah 1991
11 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
11a h Section 1. Section 59-7-505 is amended to read:
11b 59-7-505. Returns required -- When due -- Extension of time -- Exemption from filing.
11c (1) Each corporation subject to taxation under this chapter shall make a return, except that a
11d group of corporations filing a combined report under Part 4 of this chapter shall file one combined
11f (a) The return shall be signed by a responsible officer of the corporation, the signature of whom
11g need not be notarized but when signed shall be considered as made under oath.
11h (b) (i) In cases where receivers, trustees in bankruptcy, or assignees are operating the property
11i or business of corporations, those receivers, trustees, or assignees shall make returns for such
11j corporations in the same manner and form as corporations are required to make returns.
11k (ii) Any tax due on the basis of such returns made by receivers, trustees, or assignees shall be
11l collected in the same manner as if collected from the corporations of whose business or property they
11m have custody and control.
11n (2) Returns shall be made on or before the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of
11o the taxable year. h
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11p h (3) (a) The commission shall allow A TAXPAYER an extension of time[
11s (b) THE EXTENSION UNDER SUBSECTION (3)(a) MAY NOT EXCEED SIX MONTHS.
11t (4) Each return shall be made to the commission.
11u (5) A corporation incorporated or qualified to do business in this state prior to January 1, 1973,
11v is not liable for filing a return or paying tax measured by income for the taxable year in which it legally
11w terminates its existence.
11x (6) A corporation incorporated or qualified to do business or which had its authority to do
11y business reinstated on or after January 1, 1973, shall file a return and pay the tax measured by income
11z for each period during which it had the right to do business in this state, and the return shall be filed and
11aa the tax paid within three months and 15 days after the close of this period.
11ab (7) If a corporation terminates its existence under Section 16-10a-1401, no returns are required
11ac to be filed if a statement is furnished to the commission that no business has been conducted during
11ad that period.
11ae (8) (a) A corporation commencing to do business in Utah after qualification or incorporation with
11af the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code is not required to file a return for the period
11ag commencing with the date of incorporation or qualification and ending on the last day of the same
11ah month, if that corporation was not doing business in and received no income from sources in the state
11ai during such period.
11aj (b) In determining whether a corporation comes within the provisions of this chapter, affidavits
11ak on behalf of the corporation that it did no business in and received no income from sources in Utah
11al during such period shall be filed with the commission. h
12 Section h [
13 59-10-516. Filing extension -- Payment of tax -- Penalty -- Foreign residency.
14 (1) (a) The commission shall allow a taxpayer an extension of time[
17 (b) The extension under Subsection (1)(a) may not exceed six months.
18 (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), the commission may not impose on a
19 taxpayer during the extension period prescribed under Subsection (1) a penalty under Section
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20 59-1-401 if the taxpayer pays, on or before the 15th day of the fourth month following the close
21 of the taxpayer's taxable year[
23 total tax reported on the income tax return when it is filed; or [
24 (ii) an amount equal to the total amount of tax [
25 the previous year.
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2 may apply to the total balance due a penalty [
3 59-1-401 h [
5 of qualification for federal tax exemption due to residency outside of the United States, a [
6a h WITHIN h 30 days after that
7 determination is made.
8 Section h [
9 This act has retrospective operation for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 1997.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-4-97 11:53 AM
A limited legal review of this bill raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel