§ I-1148. Corporation Returns
A. General Rules. Every corporation deriving income from Louisiana sources shall file a return on forms secured from the secretary or by electronically filing a return, unless expressly exempt from the tax. The first return and the last return of a corporation are returns for a full year and not for a fractional part of a year. A corporation does not go out of existence by virtue of being managed by a receiver or trustee who continues to operate it.
B. Liquidation. Upon liquidation or dissolution of a corporation there shall be attached to the final return a statement showing:
1. an outline of the plan under which the corporation was dissolved;
2. the date the dissolution was formally commenced;
3. the date the dissolution was completed;
4. the name and address of each shareholder at dissolution and the number and par value of the shares of stock held by each;
5. a description of assets conveyed to each shareholder, creditor, or other person, showing book value, fair market value, and location, as well as the name and address of each such person;
6. the consideration paid by each person for the assets received; and
7. whether the plan is intended to qualify under one of the sections of the Internal Revenue Code relating to nonrecognition in whole or in part of gain by a shareholder, and, if so, the section involved.
C. Receivers. Receivers, trustees in dissolution, trustees in bankruptcy, and assignees, operating the property or business of corporations, must file returns for such corporations. If a receiver has full custody of and control over the business or property of a corporation, he shall be deemed to be operating such business or property within the meaning of R.S. 47:287.612 whether he is engaged in carrying on the business for which the corporation was organized or only in marshaling, selling, and disposing of its assets for purposes of liquidation. However, a receiver in charge of only part of the property of a corporation, as, for example, a receiver in mortgage foreclosure proceedings involving merely a small portion of its property, need not file a return.
D. Change in Ownership
1. Except as otherwise provided herein, when a change in ownership results in no change to the accounting period but results in the income of the taxpayer being reported on two separate federal returns, the taxpayer may either file one return for the entire accounting period or file two short period returns. If two short period returns are filed the due date of both returns is the due date of the accounting period year-end return.
2. Except as otherwise provided herein, when a change in ownership results in a change to the accounting period, the filing of two short period returns is required. The due date of the first short period return is the fifteenth day of the fourth month following the last day of the calendar month in which the change in ownership occurred. If information concerning the federal income deduction is not available, an amended return will be required for this period once the information is known. The due date of the last short period return is the due date of the new accounting period year-end return.
3. When a one-day return is required under federal law, that one-day is a separate accounting period for Louisiana reporting purposes. A separate return is required for that one day. This will usually result in the filing of three short period returns. The due date of the first short period return is the fifteenth day of the fourth month following the last day of the calendar month in which the change in ownership occurred. The due date of the one-day return is the fifteenth day of the fourth month following the last day of the calendar month in which the one day falls. The due date of the last short period return is the due date of the new accounting period year-end return.
4. All short period tax is computed under the provisions of R.S. 47:287.444.(Promulgated by the Department of Revenue and Taxation, Income Tax Section, LR 14:108 (February 1988), repromulgated by the Department of Revenue, Policy Services Division, LR 30:485 (March 2004), amended LR 30:2860 (December 2004).)
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 47:287.441, R.S. 47:287.444, R.S.47:287.601, R.S. 47:287.612, R.S. 47:287.614, R.S. 47:287.623, R.S. 47:287.651, R.S. 47:287.732, R.S. 47:287.785 and R.S. 47:1511.