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79-32,141. Allocation of income and deductions. The director may allocate gross income, deductions, credits, or allowances between two or more organizations, trades or businesses (whether or not incorporated, or organized in the United States or affiliated) owned or controlled directly or indirectly by the same interests, if the director determines such allocation is necessary to prevent evasion of taxes or to clearly reflect income of the organizations, trades or businesses.

History: L. 1967, ch. 497, ยง 34; May 12.

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Similarity to I.R.C. sec. 482 discussed in "The Kansas Conformity Income Tax Act: Part II," Donald L. Cordes, 17 K.L.R. 289, 308, 309 (1969).


1. Absence in UDITPA of reference to combined report method does not preclude use for unitary business. Pioneer Container Corp. v. Beshears, 235 K. 745, 755, 684 P.2d 396 (1984).

2. Filing of consolidated federal income tax return by bank and holding company as not necessitating consolidated state return examined. First Nat'l Bank of Manhattan v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue, 13 K.A.2d 706, 711, 779 P.2d 457 (1989).

3. Order whether multi-state business is unitary for tax purposes examined. In re Tax Appeal of A.M. Castle & Co., 245 K. 739, 740, 783 P.2d 1286 (1989).

4. Domestic combination method of calculation not contrary to section. In re Tax Appeal of Morton Thiokol, Inc., 254 K. 23, 39, 864 P.2d 1175 (1993).

5. More than 50% ownership is not necessary to demonstrate control in a unitary business relationship. In re Tax Appeal of Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co., 272 K. 1211, 39 P.3d 21 (2002).

6. BOTA's determination that company's operations are not unitary affirmed; BOTA is paramount taxing authority of state and need not defer to department of revenue's interpretation of a statute. In re Tax Appeal of Nat'l Cooperative Refinery Ass'n, 273 K. 500, 44 P.3d 398 (2002).

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