(1) Section 15-31-302, MCA, defines the term "receipts" to mean all gross receipts of the taxpayer not allocated under 15-31-304, MCA. Thus, for the purposes of the receipts factor of the apportionment formula for each trade or business of the taxpayer, the term "receipts" means all gross receipts derived by a taxpayer from transactions and activity in the regular course of such trade or business.
(2) The following are procedures for determining "receipts" in various situations:
(a) In the case of a taxpayer engaged in manufacturing and selling or purchasing and reselling goods or products, "receipts" includes all gross receipts from the sales of such goods or products (or other property of a kind which would properly be included in the inventory of the taxpayer if on hand at the close of the tax period) held by the taxpayer primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of its trade or business. Gross receipts for this purpose means gross sales, less returns and allowances and includes all interest income, service charges, carrying charges, or time-price differential charges incidental to such sales. Federal and state excise taxes (including sales taxes) shall be included as part of such receipts if such taxes are passed on to the buyer or included as part of the selling price of the product.
(b) In the case of cost plus fixed fee contracts, such as the operation of a government-owned plant for a fee, "receipts" includes the entire reimbursed cost, plus the fee.
(c) In the case of a taxpayer engaged in providing services, such as the operation of an advertising agency or the performance of equipment service contracts or research and development contracts, "receipts" includes the gross receipts from the performance of such services including fees, commissions, and similar items.
(d) In the case of a taxpayer engaged in renting real or tangible property, "receipts" includes the gross receipts from the rental, lease, or licensing the use of the property.
(e) In the case of a taxpayer engaged in the sale, assignment, or licensing of intangible personal property such as patents and copyrights, "receipts" includes the gross receipts therefrom.
(3) In some cases, certain gross receipts should be disregarded in determining the "receipts" factor in order that the apportionment formula will operate fairly to apportion to this state the income of the taxpayer's trade or business as set forth in ARM 42.26.263.
(4) "Gross premium receipts" are all receipts paid in by the subscribers to the various coverages offered by the company, and are assigned to the state of the domicile of the subscriber. In the case of a group policy, the assignment is to the state of the domicile of the employer-agent who collects and remits the premiums to the company.