H. R. 3957
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 5, 2015
Mr. Buchanan (for himself, Mr. Rooney of Florida, Mr. Ross, Mr. Jolly, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Crenshaw, Mr. Curbelo of Florida, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Murphy of Florida, Mr. Hastings, and Ms. Wasserman Schultz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily allow expensing of certain costs of replanting citrus plants lost by reason of casualty.
This Act may be cited as the
Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act.
Expensing of certain costs of replanting citrus plants lost by reason of casualty
Section 263A(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
Special temporary rule for citrus plants lost by reason of casualty
In the case of the replanting of citrus plants, subparagraph (A) shall apply to amounts paid or incurred by a person (other than the taxpayer described in subparagraph (A)) if—
the taxpayer described in subparagraph (A) has an equity interest of not less than 50 percent in the replanted citrus plants at all times during the taxable year in which such amounts were paid or incurred and such other person holds any part of the remaining equity interest, or
such other person acquired the entirety of such taxpayer’s equity interest in the land on which the lost or damaged citrus plants were located at the time of such loss or damage, and the replanting is on such land.
Clause (i) shall not apply to any cost paid or incurred after December 31, 2025.
The amendment made by this section shall apply to costs paid or incurred after the date of the enactment of this Act.