# Tax-cost

# What is **Tax-cost**?

Tax-cost meaning A deduction (allowance) under U.S. Federal income taxation normally calculated under a formula whereby the adjusted basis of the mineral property is multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of units of minerals sold during the tax year and the denominator of which is the estimated number of units of unextracted minerals remaining at the end of the tax year plus the number of units of minerals sold during the tax year.

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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