An invaluable single-source handbook for accounting, tax and legal practitioners concerned with financial issues related to oil and gas industry tax law.
This detailed reference is divided into six main sections: • Introduction to Oil and Gas Taxation • Acquisition of Interests • The Exploration Period • The Production Period • Dispositions • Other Areas
The text begins with a discussion of the nature of oil and gas reserves in order to gain a better understanding of the industry. The material following is organized in a logical sequence of events which traces the normal industry pattern for developing oil and gas reserves.
1. Introduction to Oil and Gas Taxation 2. Economic Interest 3. Lease and Purchase Arrangements 4. Royalty and Overriding Royalty 5. Minimum Royalties 6. Working Interest (or for Operating Mineral Interest) 7. Production Payments 8. Net Profits Arrangements 9. Geophysical Expenses 10. Intangible Drilling and Development Costs 11. Sharing Arrangements and Carried Interests 12. Depletion Deduction - General 13. Allowance or Disallowance of Depletion 14. Property for Depletion Purposes 15. Cost Depletion 16. Gross Income from the Property 17. Taxable Income from the Property for Depletion Purposes 18. Limitations on Percentage Depletion 19. Unitizations 20. Disposition of Interests - Lease (or Sublease) and Sale 21. Nontaxable Exchanges 22. Losses and Abandonments 23. Associations Taxable as Corporations 24. Partnerships 25. Selected Corporate Issues 26. Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) 27. Special Provisions Affecting the Determination of Tax 28. Tax Credits 29. Depreciation 30. Application of Accounting Methods 31. Oil and Gas International Provisions