Mercantile and Business Privilege Tax

ORDINANCE 2013-26

An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 88-14, Re-Enacting the Mercantile and Business Privilege Tax for the
Period of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014

BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HAZLETON:

SECTION 1 – Registration and Imposition of tax:    

A Mercantile and Business Privilege Tax will be imposed at the rate of one tenth (0.1%) percent on retail sales; one tenth (0.1%) percent on wholesale sales; and two tenths (0.2%) percent on service/rentals (based upon receipts from preceding years). This is equivalent to $1.00 for every $1,000. There is also a registration fee of one ($1.00) dollar on each taxable unit. The first five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars is exempt.

SECTION 2 – Any and all other parts of Ordinance 88-14 shall remain in full force and effect beginning this fiscal year, January 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2014.

SECTION 3 – All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent with this Ordinance shall be and the same are hereby repealed.

SECTION 4 – In the event any taxpayer subject to Ordinance 98-8 is granted an extension to pay said Federal Tax, then an extension shall also be granted by the City of Hazleton for the payment of the tax set forth in this Ordinance.

ORDAINED AND ENACTED by Council this 5th day of December, 2013.

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