DRS: Ruling 89-215, Affiliated Corporations

 

STATE OF CONNECTICUT
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES

450 Columbus Blvd
Hartford CT 06103
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Ruling 89-215

Affiliated Corporations


This is in reply to your request for a ruling on the application of section 12-412(62) of the Connecticut General Statutes.

The above section entitled, "services rendered between parent companies and wholly-owned subsidiaries", was enacted during the special session of the Connecticut General Assembly in 1987.

You have provided a factual situation concerning a management company ["A"], the stock of which is 100% owned by five individuals. Three of those five individuals own 100% of various Connecticut corporations that receive business management services from the management company ["A"].

Section 12-412(62) of the Connecticut General Statutes provides, in part, that the sale of services:

which are rendered for a corporation affiliated with the corporation rendering such service in such manner that (1) either corporation in such transaction owns or controls either directly or indirectly not less than one hundred per cent of the capital stock of the other corporation or (2) either corporation in such transaction is owned or controlled either directly or indirectly by interests which own or control either directly or indirectly not less than one hundred per cent of the capital stock of the other corporation. . .

A review of the call to special session and the proceedings of the House and Senate clearly indicates that the aforesaid exemption was to apply to parent-subsidiary controlled corporations or brother-sister controlled corporations with the exception that 100% ownership of stock was deemed to be controlled rather than the 80% allowed under the Internal Revenue Code.

Accordingly, it is hereby ruled that for the purposes of exemption from the sale of services under section 12-412(62) of the Connecticut General Statutes, the transactions must be between two corporations which are either a 100% parent-subsidiary ownership and control or 100% brother-sister ownership and control.

LEGAL DIVISION

November 15, 1989