The Home Owners' Loan Corporation: Opinion of Hon. Homer S. Cummings, Attorney General of the United States, on Bonds of the Home Owners' Loan Corporation, Volumes 31-33

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1933 - 6 pages

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Page 3 - Any and all notes, debentures, bonds, or other such obligations issued by the corporation 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, by any Territory, dependency, or possession thereof, or by any State, county, municipality, or local taxing authority.
Page 3 - States in collecting debts from bankrupt, insolvent, or decedents' estates; to determine the character of and the necessity for its obligations and expenditures, and the manner in which they shall be incurred, allowed, and paid...
Page 3 - Act, without regard to the provisions of other laws applicable to the employment and compensation of officers and employees of the United States...
Page 3 - The Corporation shall be entitled to the free use of the United States mails in the same manner as the executive departments of the Government.
Page 3 - They shall be paid out of the fund, which shall be primarily liable therefor, and they shall be fully and unconditionally guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States, and such guaranty shall be expressed on the face of the debentures.
Page 6 - The exercise of such taxing power by the states might be so used as to hamper and destroy the exercise of authority conferred by Congress, and this justifies the exemption. If the states can tax these bonds, they may destroy the means provided for obtaining the necessary funds for the future operation of the banks.
Page 2 - AN ACT To provide emergency relief with respect to home mortgage indebtedness, to refinance home mortgages, to extend relief to the owners of homes occupied by them and who are unable to amortize their debt elsewhere, to amend the Federal Home Loan Bank Act, to increase the market for obligations of the United States and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the. United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Home Owners
Page 3 - The Corporation, including its franchise, its capital, reserves, and surplus, and its income shall be exempt from all taxation now or hereafter imposed by the United States, by any Territory, dependency, or possession thereof, or by any State, county, municipality, or local taxing authority...
Page 6 - Deciding, as we do, that these institutions have been created by Congress within the exercise of its legitimate authority, we think the power to make the securities here involved tax exempt necessarily follows. This principle was settled in McCulloch v. Maryland, and Osborn v. Bank, supra.
Page 3 - States, said subscription to be subject to call in whole or in part by the board of directors of said land bank upon thirty days...

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