S. 3405 (111th): Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act

May 24, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert “Bob” Menéndez
Senator from New Jersey
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May 24, 2010
14 pages
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This bill was introduced on May 24, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 24, 2010
Referred to Committee May 24, 2010
Full Title

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate oil and gas company preferences.


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Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to deny to taxpayers with gross revenues in excess of $100 million in a taxable year (applicable large taxpayers):
(1) the tax deduction for intangible drilling and development costs;
(2) the tax deduction for qualified tertiary injectant expenses;
(3) the exemption from restrictions on the deductibility of passive losses;
(4) the percentage depletion allowance for oil and gas wells; and
(5) the tax deduction for income attributable to domestic production of oil, natural gas, or primary products thereof.
Requires applicable large taxpayers to amortize their geological and geophysical expenditures over a seven-year period.
Imposes on producers of taxable crude oil or natural gas a 13% excise tax on the removal price of such oil and natural gas produced from lands on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. Allows a nonrefundable credit against such tax for royalties paid under federal law with respect to the production of such crude oil and natural gas.
Denies a foreign tax credit to any large integrated oil company that is subject to a levy of a foreign country or possession of the United States and receives an economic benefit from such country or possession (dual capacity taxpayer) if such country or possession does not impose a generally applicable income tax.

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