§ I-304. Capital Stock
A. For the purpose of determining the amount of capital stock upon which the tax imposed by R.S. 47:601 is based, such stock shall in every instance have such value as is reflected on the books of the corporation, subject to whatever increases to the recorded book values may be found necessary by the Secretary of Revenue and taxation to reflect the true value of the stock. In no case shall the value upon which the tax is based be less than is shown on the books of the corporation.
B. In any case in which capital stock of a corporation has been issued in exchange for assets, the capital stock shall have a value equal to the fair market value of the assets received in exchange for the stock, plus any intangibles received in the exchange, except as provided in the following Subsection.
C. In any such case in which capital stock of a corporation is transferred to one or more persons in exchange for assets, and the only consideration for the exchange was stock or securities of the corporation, and immediately after the exchange such person or persons owned at least 80 percent of the total voting power of all voting stock and at least 80 percent of the total number of shares of all of the stock of the corporation, the value of the stock exchanged for the assets so acquired shall be the same as the basis of the assets received in the hands of the transferor of the assets, plus any intangibles received in the exchange. The only other exception to the rule that capital stock exchanged for assets shall have such value as equals the fair market value of the assets received and any intangibles received is in the case of stock issued in exchange for assets in a reorganization, which transaction was fully exempt from the tax imposed by the Louisiana income tax law, in which case the value of the stock shall have a value equal to the basis of the assets received in the hands of the transferor of the assets, plus any intangibles received.
D. In any case in which an exchange of stock of a corporation for assets resulted in a transaction taxable in part or in full under the Louisiana income tax law, the value of the stock so exchanged shall be equal to the fair market value of all of the assets received in the exchange, including the value of any intangibles received.
E. Capital stock, valued as set forth heretofore, shall include all issued and outstanding stock, including treasury stock, fractional shares, full shares, and any certificates or options convertible into shares.(Promulgated by the Department of Revenue and Taxation, Income and Corporation Franchise Taxes Section, Office of Group III, LR 6:25 (January 1980), amended LR 11:108 (February 1985), repromulgated by the Department of Revenue, Policy Services Division, LR 30:451 (March 2004).)
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 47:604.
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