(1) "Billing address" of a customer means one of the following:
(a) The customer's address as set forth in any notice, statement, bill, or similar acknowledgment shall be presumed to be the address where the customer is located with respect to the transaction for which the dealer issued the notice, statement, bill, or acknowledgment.
(b) If the dealer issues any notice, statement, bill, or similar acknowledgment electronically to an address other than a street address or post office box address or if the dealer does not issue such a notice, statement, bill, or acknowledgment, the customer's street address as set forth in the records of the dealer at the time of the transaction shall be presumed to be the address where the customer is located.
(2) "Commissions" includes but is not limited to brokerage commissions, asset management fees, and similar fees charged in the regular course of business to a customer for the maintenance and management of the customer's account.
(3) "Gross receipts" means one of the following:
(a) In the case of a dealer in intangibles principally engaged in the business of lending money or discounting loans, the aggregate amount of loans effected or discounted;
(b) In the case of a dealer in intangibles principally engaged in the business of selling or buying stocks, bonds, or other similar securities either on the dealer's own account or as agent for another, the aggregate amount of all commissions charged.
(B) Each dealer in intangibles shall return to the tax commissioner between the first and second Mondays of March, annually for return years prior to 2014, a report exhibiting in detail, and under appropriate heads, the dealer's resources and liabilities at the close of business on the thirty-first day of December next preceding, together with remittance made payable to the treasurer of state of the tax levied under division (D) of section 5707.03 of the Revised Code. In the case of an unincorporated dealer in intangibles, such report shall also exhibit the amount or value as of the date of conversion of all property within the year preceding the date of listing, and on or after the first day of November converted into bonds or other securities not taxed to the extent such nontaxable bonds or securities may be shown in the dealer's resources on such date, without deduction for indebtedness created in the purchase of such nontaxable bonds or securities.
If a dealer in intangibles maintains separate business offices, whether within this state only or within and without this state, the report shall also show the gross receipts from business done at each such office during the year ending on the thirty-first day of December next preceding.
For the purposes of this section and section 5725.15 of the Revised Code, business is considered done at an office when it originates at such office, but the receipts from business originating at one office and consummated at another office shall be divided equitably between such offices.
(C) For the purposes of this section and section 5725.15 of the Revised Code, in the case of a dealer in intangibles principally engaged in the business of selling or buying stocks, bonds, or other similar securities either on the dealer's own account or as agent for another, the dealer's capital, surplus, and undivided profits employed in this state shall bear the same ratio to the dealer's total capital, surplus, and undivided profits employed everywhere as the amount described in division (C)(1) of this section bears to the amount described in division (C)(2) of this section:
(1) The sum of the commissions earned during the year covered by the return from transactions with respect to brokerage accounts owned by customers having billing addresses in this state;
(2) The sum of the commissions earned during that year from transactions with respect to brokerage accounts owned by all of the dealer's customers.
(D) An incorporated dealer in intangibles which owns or controls fifty-one per cent or more of the common stock of another incorporated dealer in intangibles may, under uniform regulations prescribed by the tax commissioner, make a consolidated return for the purpose of sections 5725.01 to 5725.26 of the Revised Code. In such case the parent corporation making such return is not required to include in its resources any of the stocks, securities, or other obligations of its subsidiary dealers, nor permitted to include in its liabilities any of its own securities or other obligations belonging to its subsidiaries.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.186, HB 510, §1, eff. 3/27/2013.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Effective Date: 03-14-2002