§287.785. Rules and regulations
A. The secretary is authorized to promulgate, make, and publish reasonable rules and regulations for the purpose of the proper administration and enforcement of this Part and the collection of revenues hereunder. Such rules and regulations shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of Title 47 or other laws or the Constitution of this state. Rules and regulations adopted and promulgated by the secretary in accordance with law shall have the full force and effect of law.
B. To the extent not otherwise provided in this Part, any election under this Part shall be made at such time and in such manner as the secretary may prescribe by instructions, regulations, directions, or forms.
C. Regulations in force on effective date of Part.
(1) Existing regulations, duly adopted for the administration and interpretation of Chapter 1 of Title 47, relative to the income taxation of corporations, which are in existence and operative on the effective date of this Part shall remain fully effective for taxable years beginning before January 1, 1987.
(2) Carryover regulations. Existing regulations relative to the income taxation of corporations other than insurance companies, which are not inconsistent with this Part and which the secretary deems necessary and useful for the administration of this Part, shall continue to have the full force and effect of law without formal promulgation pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq. In connection with the carryover of the regulations, the secretary shall not alter the sense, meaning, or effect of any existing rule or regulation intended carryover effect,* but may:
(i) Renumber and rearrange Sections or parts of Sections.
(ii) Transfer Sections or divide Sections so as to give to distinct subject matters a separate Section number, but without changing the meaning.
(iii) Insert or change the wording of headnotes.
(iv) Change reference numbers to agree with renumbered Chapters, Parts, or Sections.
(v) Substitute the proper Section number for the term "the preceding Section" and the like.
(vi) Strike out figures where they are merely a repetition of written words and vice-versa.
(vii) Change capitalization, spacing, and margins for purposes of uniformity.
(viii) Correct manifest typographical and grammatical errors.
(ix) Make any other purely formal or clerical changes in keeping with the purpose of revising or updating the carryover of the regulations.
Acts 1986, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 16, §1, eff. Dec. 24, 1986.
*AS APPEARS IN ENROLLED BILL.