12 U.S. Code § 2134 - Taxation
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Each bank for cooperatives and its obligations are instrumentalities of the United States and as such any and all notes, debentures, and other obligations issued by such bank shall be exempt, both as to principal and interest from all taxation (except surtaxes, estate, inheritance, and gift taxes) now or hereafter imposed by the United States or any State, territorial, or local taxing authority, except that interest on such obligations shall be subject to Federal income taxation in the hands of the holder.
Source(Pub. L. 92–181, title III, § 3.13, Dec. 10, 1971, 85 Stat. 608; Pub. L. 99–205, title II, § 205(e)(10),Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1705; Pub. L. 100–233, title VIII, § 805(p),Jan. 6, 1988, 101 Stat. 1716.)
1988—Pub. L. 100–233inserted before period at end “, except that interest on such obligations shall be subject to Federal income taxation in the hands of the holder”.
1985—Pub. L. 99–205struck out last two sentences relating to exemption of banks for cooperatives and their property, franchises, capital, reserves, surplus, other funds, and income from Federal and non-Federal taxation except for Federal income taxation of interest on obligations of such banks and for Federal and non-Federal taxation of real and tangible personal property of such banks to same extent as similar property is taxed, and making such exemption provisions applicable only for any year or part thereof in which stock in such banks was held by the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration.
Effective Date of 1985 Amendment
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