Texas Tax Code § 11.25 Marine Cargo Containers Used Exclusively In International Commerce

Sec. 11.25. MARINE CARGO CONTAINERS USED EXCLUSIVELY IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE. (a) A person is entitled to an exemption from taxation of a marine cargo container and the equipment related to the container that the person owns if:

(1) the person is:

(A) a citizen of a foreign country; or

(B) an entity organized under the laws of a foreign country; and

(2) the container is:

(A) based, registered, and subject to taxation in a foreign country; and

(B) used exclusively in international commerce.

(b) In this section, "marine cargo container":

(1) means a container that may be:

(A) used to transport goods by ship;

(B) readily handled;

(C) transferred from one mode of transport to another without reloading; and

(D) used repeatedly; and

(2) includes a container that is fully or partially enclosed so as to serve as a compartment for goods, has an open top suitable for loading goods into the container, or consists of a flat rack suitable for securing goods onto the container.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 726, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

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