H. R. 2821
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
August 16, 2011
Mr. Palazzo (for himself and Mr. Miller of Florida) introduced the following bill
August 30, 2011
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To allow damage payments from BP in connection with the blowout and explosion on the offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon to be included in gross income ratably over 3 years.
Three-year ratable inclusion of Deepwater Horizon damage payments
For purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the taxpayer may elect to include any payment from BP, P.L.C., for damages in connection with the blowout and explosion of the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon that occurred on April 20, 2010, in gross income ratably over the 3-taxable-year period beginning with the taxable year for which such amount would have been included in gross income without regard to this section.
This section shall apply to any payments made after April 20, 2010, in taxable years ending after such date.