franchise tax

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Noun1.franchise tax - a tax that is imposed by states on corporations; it depends both on the net worth of the corporation and on its net income attributable to activities within the state
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
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These strengths are augmented by contractual commitments from the member cities to support revenue shortfalls with loans from their franchise taxes, up to specified maximum annual amounts.
For example, in California this is accomplished by filing Form 3500A, Submission of Exemption Request, and attaching a copy of the organization's federal determination letter; North Carolina requires a tax-exempt organization to send the Department of Revenue a copy of its articles of incorporation and bylaws to demonstrate its exempt purpose before it will grant an exemption from North Carolina income and franchise taxes.
Businesses pay more than $9 billion in franchise taxes every biennium, nearly double the size of the tax cut proposals that have been offered by either chamber.
The list did not include Pagcor so the BIR began assessing Pagcor for income and franchise taxes, thus prompting the stateowned company to file a motion for clarification before the high court in September 2013.
In April last year, the BIR issued the revenue memorandum circular 33-2013, clarifying that the income of Pagcor as well as its contractees and licensees are subject to income and franchise taxes.
Corporate Income and Franchise Taxes are not only becoming more complex; they can also be cumbersome and costly for businesses.
Annual reports and franchise taxes are due by midnight Monday, May 2, to the Secretary of State's Business & Commercial Services Division, Secretary of State Mark Martin is reminding Arkansas businesses.
To avoid multiple layers of taxation here, language should be included in the Bill providing either an exclusion from the calculation of an unincorporated entity's net worth, a credit for franchise taxes paid by a lower tier unincorporated business entity, or the ability for affiliated entities to file on a consolidated basis.
New York corporations intending to dissolve should keep in mind that it may be possible to pay franchise taxes and file tax returns even after dissolution.
Unlike income taxes, franchise taxes are imposed for the privilege of doing business in a state and are not covered by public law 86-272.
As the hunt for additional tax sources continues, Utah business owners concerned about higher franchise taxes will want to vigilantly monitor the legislative process to determine, and then respond to, any activity that may be counterproductive to their operations.