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Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

City action still needed on city business licenses and B&O tax

Earlier this week, we sent cities with business licenses and/or B&O taxes an Action Alert asking them to contact their Senators in opposition to SB 5656, which requires all cities with business licenses to join the state’s Business Licensing Service (BLS), and SB 5688, which requires cities to use the state B&O classifications and gives the state authority to implement and interpret the local B&O model ordinance.

Both of these bills remain eligible for a vote by the full Senate. If you have not already done so, please contact your Senator to express opposition to this loss of local control for cities. More information and key messages can be found in our Action Alert.

Categories: Budget & finance