Alaska Statutes.
Title 43. Revenue and Taxation
Chapter 55. Oil and Gas Production Tax and Oil Surcharge
Section 170. Adjustment to Lease Expenditures.
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AS 43.55.170. Adjustment to Lease Expenditures.

(a) A producer's lease expenditures under AS 43.55.165 must be adjusted by subtracting payments or credits, other than tax credits, received by the producer or by an operator acting for the producer for

(1) the use by another person of a production facility in which the producer has an ownership interest or the management by the producer of a production facility under a management agreement providing for the producer to receive a management fee;

(2) a reimbursement or similar payment that offsets the producer's lease expenditures, including an insurance recovery from a third-party insurer and a payment from the state or federal government for reimbursement of the producer's upstream costs, including costs for gathering, separating, cleaning, dehydration, compressing, or other field handling associated with the production of oil or gas upstream of the point of production;

(3) the sale or other transfer of

(A) an asset, including geological, geophysical, or well data or interpretations, acquired by the producer as a result of a lease expenditure or an expenditure that would be a lease expenditure if it were incurred after March 31, 2006; for purposes of this subparagraph,

(i) if a producer removes from the state, for use outside the state, an asset described in this subparagraph, the value of the asset at the time it is removed is considered a payment received by the producer for sale or transfer of the asset;

(ii) for a transaction that is an internal transfer or is otherwise not an arm's length transaction, if the sale or transfer of the asset is made for less than fair market value, the amount subtracted must be the fair market value; and

(B) oil or gas

(i) that is not considered produced from a lease or property under AS 43.55.020 (e); and

(ii) the cost of acquiring which is a lease expenditure incurred by the person that acquires the oil or gas.

(b) Except as otherwise provided under this subsection, if one or more payments or credits subject to this section are received by a producer or by an operator acting for the producer during a calendar year and if either the total amount of the payments or credits exceeds the amount of the producer's applicable lease expenditures for that calendar year or the producer has no lease expenditures for that calendar year, the producer shall nevertheless subtract those payments or credits from the lease expenditures or from zero, respectively, and the producer's applicable adjusted lease expenditures for that calendar year are a negative number and shall be applied to the pertinent calculation under AS 43.55.160 (a) as a negative number.

(c) For purposes of AS 43.55.023 (a) and (b) and only as to expenditures incurred to explore for an oil or gas deposit located within land in which an explorer does not own a working interest, the term "producer" in this section includes "explorer."

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