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Railroad companies.1

Listing, valuation, etc.-Railroad companies are required to make annual reports to the State board of equalization, setting forth all property of operation. On the basis of these reports a valuation is determined covering property and franchises, and is apportioned among the local districts for the computation and collection of the tax.

Local taxation.-Railroad real estate not employed for purposes of operation is locally assessed and taxed. There is also a local tax on the values apportioned by the State.

Telegraph and sleeping car companies.1

These companies are taxed like railroads.


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