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§ 4077. Every railway company or corporation, and every incorporated bank, trust company, guarantee or security company, gas company, water company, ferry company, bridge company, street railway company, express company, electric light company, electric power company, telegraph company, press dispatch company, telephone company, turnpike company, palacecar company, dining-car company, sleeping-car company, chaircar company, and every other like company, corporation or association, also every other corporation, company or association having or exercising any special or exclusive privilege or franchise not allowed by law to natural persons, or performing any public service, shall, in addition to the other taxes imposed on it by law, annually pay a tax on its franchise to the State, and a local tax thereon to the county, incorporated city, town and taxing district, where its franchise may be exercised. The Auditor, Treasurer and Secretary of State are hereby constituted a Board of Valuation and Assessment, for fixing the value of said franchise, except as to turnpike companies, which are provided for in section four thousand and ninety-five of this article, the place or places where such local taxes are to be paid by other corporations on their franchise and how apportioned, where more than one jurisdiction is entitled to a share of such tax, shall be determined by the Board of Valuation and Assessment, and for the discharge of such other duties as may be imposed on them by this act. The Auditor shall be chairman of said board, and shall convene the same from time to time, as the business of the board may require. (141 U. S., 47; 92 Ky., 38; 9 R., 670; 99 Ky., 623; 105 Ky., 472; 20 R., 1294; 22 R., 703; 141 U. S., 47; 92 Ky., 38; 99 Ky., 623; 22 R., 390; Id., 214; 106 Ky., 434; 21 R., 42; 24 R., 203, 809.)

§ 4078. In order to determine the value of the franchises mentioned in the next preceding section, the corporations, com

panies and associations mentioned in the next preceding section, except banks and trust companies whose statements shall be filed as hereinafter required by section four thousand and ninety-two of this article, shall annually, between the fifteenth day of September and first day of October, make and deliver to the Auditor of Public Accounts of this State a statement, verified by its president, cashier, secretary, treasurer, manager, or other chief officer or agent, in such form as the Auditor may prescribe, showing the following facts, viz.: The name and principal place of business of the corporation, company or association; the kind of business engaged in; the amount of capital stock, preferred and common; the number of shares of each; the amount of stock paid up; the par and real value thereof; the highest price at which such stock was sold at a bona fide sale within twelve months next before the fifteenth day of September of the year in which the statement is required to be made; the amount of surplus fund and undivided profits, and the value of all other assets; the total amount of indebtedness as principal, the amount of gross or net earnings or income, including interest on investments, and incomes from all other sources for twelve months next preceding the fifteenth day of September of the year in which the statement is required; the amount and kind of tangible property in this State, and where situated, assessed, or liable to assessment in this State, and the fair cash value thereof, estimated at the price it would bring at a fair voluntary sale, and such other facts as the Auditor may require.

§ 4079. Where the line or lines of any such corporation, company or association extend beyond the limits of the State or county, the statement shall, in addition to the other facts hereinbefore required, show the length of the entire lines operated, owned, leased or controlled in this State, and in each county, incorporated city, town or taxing district, and the entire line operated, controlled, leased or owned elsewhere. If the corporation, company or association be organized under the laws of any other State or government, or organized and incorporated in this State buti operating and conducting its business in other States as well as in this State, the statement shall show the following facts, in addition to the facts herein. before required. The gross and net income and earnings re

ceived in this State and out of this State, on business done in this State, and the entire gross receipts of the corporation, company or association in this State and elsewhere during the twelve months next before the fifteenth day of September, of the year in which the assessment is required to be made. In cases where any of the facts above required are impossible to be answered correctly, or will not afford any valuable information in determining the value of the franchises to be taxed, the said board may excuse the officer from answering such questions: Provided, That said board, from said statement, and from such other evidence, as it may have, if such corporation, company or association be organized under the laws of this State, shall fix the value of the capital stock of the corporation, company or association, as provided in the next succeeding section, and from the amount thus fixed shall deduct the assessed value of all tangible property assessed in this State, or in the counties where situated. The remainder thus found shall be the value of its corporate franchise subject to taxation as aforesaid. (104 Ky., 726; 20 R., 927.)

§ 4080. If the corporation, company or association be organized under the laws of any other State or government, except as provided in the next section, the board shall fix the value of the capital stock as hereinbefore provided, and will determine from the amount of the gross receipts of such corporation, company or association in this State and elsewhere, the proportion which the gross receipts in this State, within twelve months next before the fifteenth day of September of the year in which the assessment was made, bear to the entire gross receipts of the company; the same proportion of the value of the entire property assessed, or liable to assessment, in this State, shall be the correct value of the corporate franchise of such corporation, company or association for taxation in this State.

$ 4081. If the corporation organized under the laws of this State or of some other State or government be a railroad, telegraph, telephone, express, sleeping, dining, palace or chaircar company, the lines of which extend beyond the limits of this State, the said board will fix the value of the capital stock as hereinbefore provided, and that proportion of the value of the capital stock which the length of the lines operated, owned, leased or controlled in this State bears to the total length of the lines owned, leased or controlled in this State and elsewhere shall be considered in fixing the value of the corporate franchise of such corporation liable for taxation in this State; and such corporate franchise shall be liable to taxation in each county, incorporated city, town or district through or into which such lines pass, or are operated, in the same proportion that the length of the line in such county, city, town or district through or into which such lines pass, or are operated, in the same proportion that the length of the line in such county, city, town or district bears to the whole length of lines in the State, less the value of any tangible property assessed, or liable to assessment in any such county, city, town or taxing district. (24 R., 203.)

§ 4083. It shall be the duty of the auditor, immediately after fixing such values by said board, to notify the corporation of the fact; and all such corporations shall have thirty days from the time of receiving the notice to go before such board and ask a change of the valuation, and may introduce evidence, and the chairman of the board is hereby authorized to summon and swear witnesses, and after hearing such evidence the board may change the valuation as it may deem proper, and the action of the board shall be final.

§ 4084. The auditor shall, at the expiration of thirty days after the final determination of such values, certify to the county clerk of the counties, when any portion of the corporate franchise of any such corporation, company or association shall be liable to local taxation as herein provided, the amount thereof liable for county, city, town or district tax; and such certificate shall be by each county clerk filed in his office, and be by him certified to the proper collecting officer of the county, city, town or taxing district for collection.

§ 4087. Any corporation, or officer thereof, willfully failing or refusing to make reports as required by this chapter, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and for each offense shall be fined one thousand dollars, and fifty dollars for each day the same is not made after October first of each year.

§ 4089. Should any corporation required to make the report as hereinbefore provided be in the hands of, or under the control of a receiver or other person, it shall be the duty of such receiver or other person to make the returns and valuations as hereinbefore required.

§ 4090. Should any corporation fail to make the reports as required herein on or before the first day of October of each year, the said board shall proceed to ascertain the facts and values as required by this article, in such manner and by such means as it deems proper, at the cost of the company failing to make the report, and shall fix the values of the corporate franchise liable for taxation as aforesaid, and the corporation shall be taxed accordingly.

§ 4091. All taxes assessed against any corporation, company or association under this article, except banks and trust companies, shall be due and payable thirty days after notice of same has been given to said corporation, company or association by the auditor; and every such corporation, company or association failing to pay its taxes, after receiving thirty days' notice, shall be deemed delinquent, and a penalty of ten per cent. on the amount of the tax shall attach, and thereafter such tax shall bear interest at the rate of ten per cent. per annum; any such corporation, company or association failing to pay its taxes, penalty and interest, after becoming delinquent, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall be fined fifty dollars for each day the same re. mains unpaid, to be recovered by indictment or civil action of which the Franklin Circuit Court shall have jurisdiction.

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