Section 11-42-84

Assessment and collection of privilege or license tax from operators of common carriers, street railroads, etc., in territory exempt from taxation.

(a) The council or governing body of the city may annually assess and collect for and in behalf of the city a privilege or license tax from the operator of each and every common carrier, street railroad, waterworks, telephone and telegraph lines, or other quasi-public business which is operated or carried on in whole or in part in the territory exempt from city taxation so long as the same is exempt from city taxation under the provisions of this article on the following basis: The amount of such license tax shall be in proportion to the capital employed within the territory exempt from city taxation in such trade, business, or vocation and shall not exceed $2.00 per $1,000.00 where the capital employed does not exceed $100,000.00, and shall not exceed $1.00 per $1,000.00 on the excess of capital employed over $100,000.00 up to $200,000.00, and shall not exceed $.50 per $1,000.00 on the excess of capital employed over $200,000.00 up to $300,000.00, and shall not exceed $.25 per $1,000.00 on the excess of capital employed over $300,000.00.

(b) The rolling stock of a common carrier or street railroad is not to be considered or counted in arriving at the capital employed in such trade, business, or vocation.

(Code 1907, §1117; Code 1923, §1811; Code 1940, T. 37, §179.)