§11-13S-7. Transfer of property purchased for manufacturing investment to successors.
(a) Mere change in form of business. -- Property may not be treated as disposed of under section six of this article, by reason of a mere change in the form of conducting the business as long as the property is retained in a business in this state for use in the activity of manufacturing in an industrial facility in West Virginia, and the taxpayer retains a controlling interest in the successor business. In this event, the successor business is allowed to claim the amount of credit still available with respect to the property or industrial facility transferred, and the taxpayer (transferor) may not be required to redetermine the amount of credit allowed in earlier years.
(b) Transfer or sale to successor. -- Property will not be treated as disposed of under section six of this article by reason of any transfer or sale to a successor business which continues to use the property in manufacturing in an industrial facility in West Virginia. Upon transfer or sale, the successor shall acquire the amount of credit that remains available under this article for each subsequent taxable year, and the taxpayer (transferor) shall not be required to redetermine the amount of credit allowed in earlier years.