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Record No: CB 118537    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118537
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/23/2015
Ordinance No: Ord 124912
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to taxation of utilities in The City of Seattle; amending Section 5.48.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Nick Licata
Attachments: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
Supporting documents: 1. Signed Ord 124912
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to taxation of utilities in The City of Seattle; amending Section 5.48.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, Seattle Municipal Code Section 5.48.050 establishes a utility tax on the conduct, maintenance, and operation of drainage and wastewater systems; and
WHEREAS, Section 5.48.050 currently excludes drainage and wastewater systems not operated by The City of Seattle from this utility tax; and
WHEREAS, the City finds that these taxes should also apply to drainage and wastewater utilities operated by port districts within the City; and
WHEREAS, such a change in the application of drainage and wastewater system utility taxes will not itself increase the costs to municipal ratepayers because adopted rates are inclusive of all taxes, and there will be no change in rates attributable to the application of taxes authorized in this ordinance; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 5.48.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 122916, is amended as follows:
5.48.050 Occupations subject to tax-Amount((.))
There are levied upon, and shall be collected from everyone, including ((t))The City of Seattle, on account of certain business activities engaged in or carried on, annual license fees or occupation taxes in the amount to be determined by the application of rates given against gross income as follows:
A. Upon everyone engaged in or carrying on a telecommunications service or telephone business, a fee or tax equal to six (((6))) percent of the total gross income from such business provided to customers within the City. The tax liability imposed under this ((section)) Section 5.48.050 shall not apply for that portion of gross income derived from charges to another telecommunications company, as defined in RCW 80.04.010, for connecting fees, switching charges, or c...

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