Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 263

Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 263

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... its taxable value. The mere right to be a corporation is taxed in the exacting of the organization tax upon its creation. This is collected once, and absolutely without reference to its property or whether it ever engaged in the business contemplated by its articles. Sec. 4226, Ky. St. 1903. St. Louis v. United Railways. The right of certain corporations to do business in a city, which it must acquire (if acquired since the present Constitution) by purchase of the franchise from the city, includes the compensation for occupying the public thoroughfares of the city. But it also may include more than that, which will be further noticed in this opinion. Each of these are qualities of the general corporate franchise. Yet, as used in the taxing statute of this State, the word has a more comprehensive meaning. It is treated as property. It is property. It adds materially to the value of the tangi ble property of the corporation. The right to exercise the powers allowed to the corporation by law, the peculiar and exceptional privileges it enjoys, partaking partially of the quality of sovereignty, give to its use of its tangible property, as well as to its intangible property comprised within its capital stock, a value which otherwise could not attach to them, so that this privileged use becomes to the visible assets of the corporation what the leaven is to the loaf. VVhile it may not be laid hold of separately, it is quite capable of being conceived and valued as a thing worth so much money. This value will depend largely upon its money-earning capacity as it may be employed, and depends at last upon its being exercised. Unless used substantially as outlined in the articles under which it is created, it could scarcely be said to have a more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 553g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236889320
  • 9781236889324