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.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. THREE-YEAR RATABLE INCLUSION OF DEEPWATER HORIZON DAMAGE PAYMENTS.
(a) In General.--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. (b) Effective Date.--This section shall apply to any payments made after April 20, 2010, in taxable years ending after such date. <all>