§1953. Assessment of corporations generally
Corporations, save those otherwise provided for, shall be assessed directly upon all taxable property owned by such corporations, but unless six months prior and continuous ownership can be shown in any holdings of national, state or municipal bonds or stocks in any corporations whatsoever, then the market value of such holdings shall be assessed to such corporations as so much "money in possession."
Such corporations shall be required to furnish to the assessor within the first twenty days of January of each year, a sworn statement of the cost of their property, real and personal, and the value at which it is carried on the books, and in determining the assessment these valuations shall be considered; such corporations further shall be required to furnish a sworn statement of the earning capacity of the corporation, which earning capacity shall form a basis of estimating the value of its charter or franchise.
Any president or other officer who fails to make a sworn return of property and condition to the assessor within the first twenty days of January of each year, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be punished by fine or imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court.
H.C.R. No. 94, 1992 R.S., eff. June 16, 1992; H.C.R. No. 88, 1993 R.S., eff. May 30, 1993; H.C.R. No. 1, 1994 R.S., eff. May 11, 1994.