WHAT TO REPORT ON THIS RETURN:
1. Tangible Personal Property - include all goods, chattels, and other articles of value (but not certain vehicles) capable of manual possession and whose chief value is intrinsic to the article itself.
2. Items of inventory held for lease to customers in the ordinary course of business, rather than for sale, shall be deemed inventory only prior to the initial lease of such items and MUST be reported after their initial lease or rental as equipment and/or furniture or fixtures.
3. ALL FULLY DEPRECIATED ITEMS MUST BE REPORTED AT ORIGINAL COST WHETHER WRITTEN OFF OR NOT.
4. Property personally owned, but used in the business must be reported.
DO NOT INCLUDE:
1. Intangible Personal Property - that is, money, all evidences of debt owed to the taxpayer, all evidence of ownership in a corporation, etc.
2. Household Goods such as wearing apparel, appliances, furniture, and other items ordinarily found in the home and used for the comfort of the owner and his family, and not used for commercial purposes.
3. Automobiles, Trucks, and Other Licensed Vehicles - These are not taxable as personal property. (EXCEPTION: The equipment, on certain vehicles, is taxable as personal property and must be reported. Example: power cranes, air compressors, and other equipment designed as a tool rather than primarily as a hauling vehicle.)
4. Inventory - Those chattels consisting of items commonly referred to as goods, wares, and merchandise which are held for sale or lease to customers in the ordinary course of business.