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Published on Friday, December 15, 2017

Business license workgroup

The city workgroup developing the city business license model threshold under EHB 2005 met again on December 7 to continue its work to develop a model threshold that all cities with business licenses will be required to adopt by January 1, 2019.

To help inform the committee’s work, AWC sent a survey to city finance directors in November asking for information on current thresholds in cities, the characteristics of cities’ business license holders, and preferences for the basis and amount of the model threshold. 85 cities responded to the survey. We appreciate your city’s assistance in providing information for this important project. If your city did not respond and would still like to provide input, the survey link sent to finance directors is still available for responses.

We anticipate that a draft version of the model threshold language will be available early next year. Once that is complete, we plan to send it out to finance directors and other city business license officials for review and comment, followed by seeking business feedback in the spring. The model must be finalized by July 1, 2018.

Categories: Budget & finance