Possessions corporation

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Possessions corporation

A type of corporation permitted under the US tax code whose branch operation in a US possession can obtain tax benefits as though it were operating as a foreign subsidiary.

Possessions Corporation

A U.S. corporation that does a significant amount of business in an American overseas possession, usually in Puerto Rico. The IRS allows these corporations to take a tax credit for the business they conduct in the possessions. See also: Form 5735.
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government began reacting, legislatively, to this defect in 1982--with the special measures for possession corporations (Code section 936(h)--and in 1984--with a rule of general application requiring recognition of royalty-type payments over time where intangibles are transferred under section 351 to a foreign corporation (Code section 367(d))--nothing in the Code (even as amended by the super royalty rule) imposes the burden, arising in such circumstances in Canada under section 69 of the Act, of a complete and total taxable disposition.
Our effective tax rate increased in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 from the first quarter of fiscal 2006 partially due to the expiration of a federal tax credit for possession corporations, which provided a tax benefit related to our operations in Puerto Rico.
possession corporations Total Total claiming credit assets receipts (1) (2) (3) All U.