§ 117.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BUSINESS ENTITY.  Each separate corporation, limited liability company, business development corporation, partnership, limited partnership, registered limited liability partnership, sole proprietorship, association, joint stock company, receivership, trust, professional service organization, or other legal entity through which business is conducted.
   BUSINESS.  Any enterprise, activity, trade, occupation, profession or undertaking of any nature conducted for gain or profit.  BUSINESS shall not include the usual activities of boards of trade, chambers of commerce, trade associations, or unions, or other associations performing services usually performed by trade associations or unions as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.  BUSINESS shall not include funds, foundations, corporations, or associations organized and operated for the exclusive and sole purpose of religious, charitable, scientific, literary, educational, civic or fraternal purposes, where no part of the earnings, incomes or receipts of such unit, group, or association, inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or other person.
   CITY. The City of Alexandria, Kentucky.
   COMPENSATION.  Wages, salaries, commissions, or any other form of remuneration paid or payable by an employer for services performed by an employee, which are required to be reported for federal income tax purposes and adjusted as follows:
      (1)   Include any amounts contributed by an employee to any retirement, profit sharing, or deferred compensation plan, which are deferred for federal income tax purposes under a salary reduction agreement or similar arrangement, including but not limited to salary reduction arrangements under Section 401(a), 401(k), 402(e), 403(a), 403(b), 408, 414(h), or 457 of the Internal Revenue Code; and
      (2)   Include any amounts contributed by an employee to any welfare benefit, fringe benefit, or other benefit plan made by salary reduction or other payment method which permits employees to elect to reduce federal taxable compensation under the Internal Revenue Code, including but not limited to Sections 125 and 132 of the Internal Revenue Code;
   CONCLUSION OF THE FEDERAL AUDIT.  The date that the adjustments made by the Internal Revenue Service to net income as reported on the business entity's federal income tax return become final and unappealable.
   FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE FEDERAL AUDIT.  The revenue agent's report or other documents reflecting the final and unappealable adjustments made by the Internal Revenue Service.
   FISCAL YEAR.  An accounting period of twelve (12) months ending on the last day of any month other than December.
   EMPLOYEE.  Any person who renders services to another person or any business entity for compensation, including an officer of a corporation and any officer, employee, or elected official of the United States, a state, or any political subdivision of a state, or any agency of instrumentality of any one (1) or more of the above.  A person classified as an independent contractor under the Internal Revenue Code shall not be considered an employee.
   EMPLOYER.  The person for whom an individual performs or performed any service, of whatever nature, as the employee of such person, except that:
      (1)   If the person for whom the individual performs or performed the services does not have control of the payment of the wages for such services, the term EMPLOYER means the person having control of the payment of such wages; and
      (2)   In the case of a person paying wages on behalf of a nonresident alien individual, foreign partnership, or foreign corporation, not engaged in trade or business within the United States, the term EMPLOYER means such person.
   GROSS RECEIPTS.  All revenues or proceeds derived from the sale, lease, or rental of goods or services, or property by a business entity reduced by the following:
      (1)   Sales and excise taxes paid; and
      (2)   Returns and allowances.
   INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.  The Internal Revenue Code in effect on December 31, of the year in which the tax is due, exclusive of any amendments made subsequent to that date, other than amendments that extend provisions in effect on December 31, of the year in which the tax is due, that would otherwise terminate.
   LICENSEE.  Any person required to file a return or to apply for and obtain an occupational license under this chapter.
   PERSON. Every natural person, whether a resident or non-resident of the city; co-partnership; fiduciary; association; or corporation.  Whenever the word PERSON is used in any clause prescribing and imposing a penalty in the nature of a fine or imprisonment, the word, as applied to a partnership or other form of unincorporated enterprise, shall mean the partners or members thereof, and as applied to corporations, shall mean the officers and directors thereof.
   RETURN or REPORT.  Any properly completed and, if required, signed form, statement, certification, declaration, or any other document permitted or required to be submitted or filed with the city.
   SALES REVENUE.  Receipts from the sale, lease, or rental of goods, services, or property.
   TAX DISTRICT.  Any city of the first to fifth class with the authority to levy gross receipts, or occupational license taxes.
   TAXABLE GROSS RECEIPTS. In case of a business entity having payroll or sales revenues both within and without the city means "gross receipts" as defined in this section, and as apportioned under § 117.04 of this chapter.
   TAXABLE GROSS RECEIPTS.  In case of a business entity having payroll or sales revenues only within the city means "gross receipts" as defined in of this section.
   TAXABLE YEAR.  The calendar year or fiscal year ending during the calendar year, upon the basis of which "gross receipts" is computed.
(Ord. 2004-15, passed 11-18-04; Am. Ord. 2005-21, passed 12-15-05 )