The following corporations shall be exempt from the tax imposed by P.L.1945, c. 162 ( C.54:10A-1 et seq. ):
(a) Corporations subject to a tax assessed upon the basis of gross receipts, other than the alternative minimum assessment determined pursuant to section 7 of P.L.2002, c. 40 ( C.54:10A-5a ), and corporations subject to a tax assessed upon the basis of insurance premiums collected;
(b) Corporations which operate regular route autobus service within this State under operating authority conferred pursuant to R.S.48:4-3 , provided, however, that the corporations shall not be exempt from the tax on net income imposed by section 5(c) of P.L.1945, c. 162 ( C.54:10A-5 );
(c) Railroad, canal corporations, production credit associations organized under the Farm Credit Act of 1933, 1 or agricultural cooperative associations incorporated or domesticated under or subject to chapter 13 of Title 4 of the Revised Statutes 2 and exempt under Subtitle A, Chapter 1F, Part IV, Section 521 of the federal Internal Revenue Code ( 26 U.S.C. s.521 );
(d) Cemetery corporations not conducted for pecuniary profit or any private shareholder or individual;
(e) Nonprofit corporations, associations or organizations established, organized or chartered, without capital stock, under the provisions of Title 15, 16 or 17 of the Revised Statutes, Title 15A of the New Jersey Statutes or under a special charter or under any similar general or special law of this or any other state, and not conducted for pecuniary profit of any private shareholders or individual;
(f) Sewerage and water corporations subject to a tax under the provisions of P.L.1940, c. 5 ( C.54:30A-49 et seq. ) or any statute or law imposing a similar tax or taxes;
(g) Nonstock corporations organized under the laws of this State or of any other state of the United States to provide mutual ownership housing under federal law by tenants, provided, however, that the exemption hereunder shall continue only so long as the corporations remain subject to rules and regulations of the Federal Housing Authority and the Commissioner of the Federal Housing Authority holds membership certificates in the corporations and the corporate property is encumbered by a mortgage deed or deed of trust insured under the National Housing Act (48 Stat.1246) as amended by subsequent Acts of Congress. 3 In order to be exempted under this subsection, corporations shall annually file a report on or before August 15 with the commissioner, in the form required by the commissioner, to claim such exemption, and shall pay a filing fee of $25;
(h) Corporations not for profit organized under any law of this State where the primary purpose thereof is to provide for its shareholders or members housing in a retirement community as the same is defined under the provisions of the “Retirement Community Full Disclosure Act,” P.L.1969, c. 215 ( C.45:22A-1 et seq. );
(i) Corporations which are licensed as insurance companies under the laws of another state, including corporations which are surplus lines insurers declared eligible by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance pursuant to section 11 of P.L.1960, c. 32 ( C.17:22-6.45 ) to insure risks within this State;
(j)(1) Municipal electric corporations that were in existence as of January 1, 1995 provided that all of their income is from sales, exchanges, or deliveries of electricity derived from customers using electricity within their municipal boundaries; and (2) Municipal electric utilities that were in existence as of January 1, 1995 provided that all of their income is from sales, exchanges, or deliveries of electricity derived from customers using electricity within their franchise area existing as of January 1, 1995. If a municipal electric corporation derives income from sales, exchanges, or deliveries of electricity from customers using the electricity outside its municipal boundaries, the municipal electric corporation shall be subject to the tax imposed by P.L.1945, c. 162 ( C.54:10A-1 et seq. ) on all income. If a municipal electric utility derives income from sales, exchanges or deliveries of electricity from customers using electricity outside its franchise area existing as of January 1, 1995, the municipal electric utility shall be subject to the tax imposed by P.L.1945, c. 162 ( C.54:10A-1 et seq. ) on all income; and
(k) A rural electric cooperative which is exclusively owned and controlled by the members it serves and is subject to the provisions of P.L.2017, c. 297 ( C.48:24-1 et al.), provided that all of the cooperative's income from the sale and distribution of electricity is derived from sales, exchanges, or deliveries of electricity to members using electricity within its franchise area. If a rural electric cooperative derives income from sales, exchanges, or deliveries of electricity from customers using electricity outside its franchise area, that rural electric cooperative shall be subject to the tax imposed by P.L.1945, c. 162 ( C.54:10A-1 et seq. ) on income derived from those sales, exchanges, or deliveries.
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