Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017

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860.0000 VESSELS

Annotation 860.0021

860.0021 Exemption. Exemption requires that an appropriately sized vessel be the carrying of freight (property transported by a carrier from a consignor to a consignee) or passengers (travelers by some established conveyance) for hire (Dragich v. Los Angeles County (1939) 30 Cal.App.2d 397. When the vessel is used by a subsidiary corporation to transport for hire the property of a parent corporation, the relationship between the subsidiary corporation and the parent must be examined to determine whether the subsidiary corporation is a mere instrumentality, conduit, or agent for the parent corporation. If the corporate entity of the subsidiary corporation can be disregarded, the parent and subsidiary can be treated as one unit, thus defeating any claim that the vessels are transporting freight for hire. C 10/22/1986.