Instructions for Form 1120-FSC - Additional Material


Forms 1120-FSC

Principal Business Activity Codes

This list of principal business activities and their associated codes is designed to classify an enterprise by the type of activity in which it is engaged to facilitate the administration of the Internal Revenue Code. These principal business activity codes are based on the North American Industry Classification System.

Using the list of activities and codes below, determine from which activity the FSC derives the largest percentage of its total receipts. Total receipts is defined as the sum of the foreign trading gross receipts on Form 1120-FSC, page 3, Schedule B, line 6a, and the total income on page 4, Schedule F, lines 4 and 17. If the FSC's largest percentage of its total receipts is derived from the wholesale trading of durable goods, the FSC must use one of the corresponding codes from the list below (423100-423990).

Once the principal business activity is determined, entries must be made on Form 1120-FSC, page 2, Additional Information, lines 1a, 1b, and 1c. For the business activity code number, enter the six digit code selected from the list below. On line 1b, enter a brief description of the FSC's business activity. Finally, enter a description of the principal product or service of the FSC on line 1c.

Wholesale Trade

Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods

423100 - Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies
423200 - Furniture & Home Furnishings
423300 - Lumber & Other Construction Materials
423400 - Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies
423500 - Metal & Mineral (except Petroleum)
423600 - Electrical & Electronic Goods
423700 - Hardware, & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies
423800 - Machinery, Equipment, & Supplies
423910 - Sporting & Recreational Goods & Supplies
423920 - Toy & Hobby Goods & Supplies
423930 - Recyclable Materials
423940 - Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone, & Precious Metals
423990 - Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods

Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods

424100 - Paper & Paper Products
424210 - Drugs & Druggists' Sundries
424300 - Apparel, Piece Goods, & Notions
424400 - Grocery & Related Products
424500 - Farm Product Raw Materials
424600 - Chemical & Allied Products
424700 - Petroleum & Petroleum Products
424800 - Beer, Wine, & Distilled Alcoholic Beverages
424910 - Farm Supplies
424920 - Book, Periodical, & Newspapers
424930 - Flower, Nursery Stock, & Florists' Supplies
424940 - Tobacco & Tobacco Products
424950 - Paint, Varnish, & Supplies
424990 - Other Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods

Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers

425110 - Business to Business Electronic Markets
425120 - Wholesale Trade Agents & Brokers

Information

Publishing Industries (except Internet)

511110 - Newspaper Publishers
511120 - Periodical Publishers
511130 - Book Publishers
511140 - Directory & Mailing List Publishers
511190 - Other Publishers
511210 - Software Publishers

Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries

512100 - Motion Picture & Video Industries (except video rental)
512200 - Sound Recording Industries

Broadcasting (except Internet)

515100 - Radio & Television Broadcasting
515210 - Cable & Other Subscription Programming

Telecommunications

517000 - Telecommunications (including paging, cellular, satellite, cable & other program distribution, resellers, other telecommunications & internet service providers)

Data Processing Services

518210 - Data Processing, Hosting, & Related Services

Other Information Services

519100 - Other Information Services (including news syndicates, libraries, internet publishing & broadcasting)

Rental and Leasing

Rental and Leasing Services

532100 - Automotive Equipment Rental & Leasing
532210 - Consumer Electronics & Appliances Rental
532220 - Formal Wear & Costume Rental
532230 - Video Tape & Disc Rental
532290 - Other Consumer Goods Rental
532310 - General Rental Centers
532400 - Commercial & Industrial Machinery & Equipment Rental & Leasing

Professional Services

Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services

541310 - Architectural Services
541320 - Landscape Architecture Services
541330 - Engineering Services
541340 - Drafting Services
541350 - Building Inspection Services
541360 - Geophysical Surveying & Mapping Services
541370 - Surveying & Mapping (except Geophysical) Services
541380 - Testing Laboratories

Other Professional Services

541600 - Management Consulting Services

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