[Sec. 1295]


[Sec. 1295(a)]

(a) General Rule.—For purposes of this part, any passive foreign investment company shall
be treated as a qualified electing fund with respect to the taxpayer if—

(1) an election by the taxpayer under subsection (b) applies to such company for the
taxable year, and

(2) such company complies with such requirements as the Secretary may prescribe for
purposes of—

(A) determining the ordinary earnings and net capital gain of such company, and

(B) otherwise carrying out the purposes of this subpart.

[Sec. 1295(b)]

(b) Election.—

(1) In general.—A taxpayer may make an election under this subsection with respect to
any passive foreign investment company for any taxable year of the taxpayer. Such an
election, once made with respect to any company, shall apply to all subsequent taxable years
of the taxpayer with respect to such company unless revoked by the taxpayer with the
consent of the Secretary.

(2) When made.—An election under this subsection may be made for any taxable year at
any time on or before the due date (determined with regard to extensions) for filing the
return of the tax imposed by this chapter for such taxable year. To the extent provided in
regulations, such an election may be made later than as required in the preceding sentence
where the taxpayer fails to make a timely election because the taxpayer reasonably believed
that the company was not a passive foreign investment company.

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