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5 This act amends provisions relating to Mines and Mining and the Oil and Gas Severance
6 Tax. This act modifies the due dates for making quarterly payments of fees deposited
7 into the Oil and Gas Conservation Account and requires the fees to be reported on forms
8 provided by the State Tax Commission. The act modifies the requirements for making
9 quarterly payments of the oil and gas severance tax. The act modifies provisions relating
10 to claiming a tax credit for a workover or recompletion. The act repeals obsolete
11 language and makes technical changes. This act provides for retrospective operation.
12 This act provides a coordination clause.
13 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
15 40-6-14, as last amended by Chapter 8, Laws of Utah 2000
16 59-5-102, as last amended by Chapter 414, Laws of Utah 1998
17 59-5-107, as last amended by Chapter 228, Laws of Utah 1995
18 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
19 Section 1. Section 40-6-14 is amended to read:
20 40-6-14. Fee on oil and gas at well -- Collection -- Penalty and interest on
21 delinquencies -- Payment when product taken in-kind -- Interests exempt.
22 (1) There is levied a fee of .002 of the value at the well of oil and gas:
23 (a) produced and saved;
24 (b) sold; or
25 (c) transported from the premises in Utah where the oil or gas is produced.
26 (2) (a) The State Tax Commission shall administer the collection of the fee, including
27 any penalties and interest.
28 (b) The monies collected shall be deposited in the Oil and Gas Conservation Account
29 created in Section 40-6-14.5 .
30 (c) Time periods for the State Tax Commission to allow a refund or assess the fee shall
31 be determined in accordance with Section 59-5-114 .
32 (3) (a) Each person having an ownership interest in oil or gas at the time of production
33 shall be liable for a proportionate share of the fee equivalent to his ownership interest.
34 (b) As used in this section "ownership interest" means any:
35 (i) working interest;
36 (ii) royalty interest;
37 (iii) interest in payments out of production; or
38 (iv) any other interest in the oil or gas, or in the proceeds of the oil or gas, subject to
39 the fee.
40 (4) (a) The operator, on behalf of [
41 ownership interest in the oil or gas, shall pay the [
42 Commission [
43 (i) quarterly; and
44 (ii) as provided in Subsections (4)(b) and (c).
45 (b) For purposes of Subsection (4)(a), the quarterly fee payments are due as follows:
46 (i) for the quarter beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31, on or before June 1;
47 (ii) for the quarter beginning on April 1 and ending on June 30, on or before September
49 (iii) for the quarter beginning on July 1 and ending on September 30, on or before
50 December 1; and
51 (iv) for the quarter beginning on October 1 and ending on December 31, on or before
52 March 1 of the next year.
53 (c) The fee required by this section shall be reported to the State Tax Commission on
54 forms provided by the State Tax Commission.
55 (5) (a) Any fee not paid within the time specified shall:
56 (i) carry a penalty as provided in Section 59-1-401 ; and
57 (ii) bear interest at the rate and in the manner prescribed in Section 59-1-402 .
58 (b) (i) The fee, together with the interest, shall be a lien upon the oil or gas against
59 which [
60 (ii) The operator shall deduct from any amounts due to the persons owning an interest
61 in the oil or gas, or in the proceeds at the time of production, a proportionate amount of the
62 charge before making payment to the persons.
63 (6) (a) When product is taken in-kind by an interest owner who is not the operator and
64 the operator cannot determine the value of the in-kind product, the operator shall:
65 (i) report 100% of the production;
66 (ii) deduct the product taken in-kind; and
67 (iii) pay the levy on the difference.
68 (b) The interest owner who takes the product in-kind shall file a report and pay the levy
69 on [
70 (7) This section shall apply to any interest in oil or gas produced in the state except:
71 (a) any interest of the United States;
72 (b) any interest of the state or [
73 any oil or gas or in the proceeds of the oil or gas;
74 (c) any interest of any Indian or Indian tribe in any oil or gas or in the proceeds
75 produced from land subject to the supervision of the United States; or
76 (d) oil or gas used in producing or drilling operations or for repressuring or recycling
78 Section 2. Section 59-5-102 is amended to read:
79 59-5-102. Severance tax -- Rate -- Computation -- Annual exemption -- Study by
80 Tax Review Commission.
81 (1) (a) Each person owning an interest, working interest, royalty interest, payments out
82 of production, or any other interest, in oil or gas produced from a well in the state, or in the
83 proceeds of the production, shall pay to the state a severance tax [
84 the value, at the well, of the oil or gas produced, saved, and sold or transported from the field
85 where the substance was produced as provided in this section.
86 (b) Beginning January 1, 1992, the severance tax rate for oil is as follows:
87 (i) 3% of the value up to and including the first $13 per barrel for oil; and
88 (ii) 5% of the value from $13.01 and above per barrel for oil.
89 (c) Beginning January 1, 1992, the severance tax rate for natural gas is as follows:
90 (i) 3% of the value up to and including the first $1.50 per MCF for gas; and
91 (ii) 5% of the value from $1.51 and above per MCF for gas.
92 (d) Beginning January 1, 1992, the severance tax rate for natural gas liquids is 4% of
93 the taxable value for natural gas liquids.
94 (e) If [
95 (i) the shipment constitutes a sale[
96 (ii) the oil or gas is subject to the [
97 (f) [
98 tax is not [
99 (A) sold[
100 (B) transported[
101 (C) delivered. [
102 (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(f)(i), if oil or gas [
103 two years, the oil or gas is subject to the [
104 (2) [
105 (a) the first $50,000 annually in gross value of each well or wells as defined in this
106 part, to be prorated among the owners in proportion to their respective interests in the
107 production or in the proceeds of the production;
108 (b) stripper wells, unless the exemption prevents the severance tax from being treated
109 as a deduction for federal tax purposes;
110 (c) the first six months of production for wells started after January 1, 1984, but before
111 January 1, 1990;
112 (d) the first 12 months of production for wildcat wells started after January 1, 1990; or
113 (e) the first six months of production for development wells started after January 1,
115 (3) (a) [
116 working interest owner who pays for all or part of the expenses of a recompletion or workover
118 (b) The tax credit under Subsection (3)(a) for each recompletion or workover may not
119 exceed $30,000 per well during each calendar year. [
123 (c) If any amount of tax credit a taxpayer is allowed under this Subsection (3) exceeds
124 the taxpayer's liability under this part for the calendar year for which the taxpayer claims the
125 tax credit, the amount of tax credit exceeding the taxpayer's tax liability for the calendar year
126 may be carried forward for the next three calendar years.
127 (4) A 50% reduction in the tax rate is imposed upon the incremental production
128 achieved from an enhanced recovery project.
129 (5) [
130 (a) in addition to all other taxes provided by law; and [
131 (b) delinquent, unless otherwise deferred, on June 1 next succeeding the calendar year
132 when the oil or gas is:
133 (i) (A) produced[
134 (B) saved[
135 (C) sold; or
136 (ii) transported from the premises.
137 (6) With respect to the tax imposed by this [
138 gas or in the proceeds of the production of those substances produced in the state, each owner
139 is liable for the tax in proportion to the owner's interest in the production or in the proceeds of
140 the production.
141 (7) The tax imposed by this section shall be reported and paid by each producer [
142 that takes oil or gas in kind pursuant to agreement on behalf of the producer and on behalf of
143 each owner entitled to participate in the oil or gas sold by the producer or transported by the
144 producer from the field where the oil or gas is produced.
145 (8) Each producer shall deduct the tax imposed by this section from the amounts due to
146 other owners for the production or the proceeds of the production.
168 Section 3. Section 59-5-107 is amended to read:
169 59-5-107. Date tax due -- Extensions -- Installment payments -- Penalty on
170 delinquencies -- Audit.
171 (1) [
173 year when the oil or gas is:
174 (a) (i) produced[
175 (ii) saved[
176 (iii) sold; or
177 (b) transported from the field where produced.
178 (2) [
179 shown upon a written application by the taxpayer, extend the time of payment of the whole or
180 any part of the tax for a period not to exceed six months.
181 (b) If the commission allows an extension [
182 at the rate and in the manner prescribed in Section 59-1-402 shall be charged and added to the
183 amount of the [
184 (3) [
185 the [
186 under this [
188 (b) For purposes of Subsection (3)(a), each quarterly installment shall be based on the
189 estimated gross value received by the taxpayer during the quarter preceding the date on which
190 the installment is due.
191 (4) [
192 (a) for the quarter beginning on January 1 [
193 before June 1;
194 (b) for the quarter beginning on April 1 [
195 September 1;
196 (c) for the quarter beginning on July 1 [
197 before December 1; and
198 (d) for the quarter beginning on October 1 [
199 before March 1 of the next year.
200 (5) (a) [
201 tax imposed by Section 59-5-102 is not paid when due or is underpaid, the taxpayer is subject
202 to the penalty provided under Section 59-1-401 [
203 (b) [
204 the tax due for a quarter is paid.
205 (6) [
206 due or for underpayment of a tax may not be assessed if the taxpayer's total quarterly tax
207 installment [
208 taxpayer for the preceding [
209 (7) [
211 (8) The commission may conduct audits to determine whether any tax is owed under
212 this [
213 Section 4. Retrospective operation.
214 (1) Subject to Subsection (2), this act has retrospective operation to January 1, 2003.
215 (2) This act applies to returns filed for calendar years beginning on or after January 1,
217 Section 5. Coordination clause.
218 If this bill and H.B. 28, Oil and Gas Severance Tax Amendments, both pass, it is the
219 intent of the Legislature that the amendments to Subsection 59-5-102 (9) in H.B. 28 supersede
220 the amendments to Subsection 59-5-102 (9) in this bill.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-21-02 3:45 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
Interim Committee Note
as of 12-12-02 4:03 PM
The Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee recommended this bill.
Mixed Membership Committee Note
as of 12-12-02 4:03 PM
The Tax Review Commission recommended this bill.
Membership: 4 legislators 10 non-legislators
Legislative Vote: 3 voting for 0 voting against 1 absent
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