For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CUSTOMER.  Any person that leases or rents a vehicle on a short-term lease or rental basis.
   GENERAL STATUTES.  Refers to the North Carolina General Statutes and any reference to a particular section thereof shall include the same as may be from time to time amended, modified, supplemented, revised or superseded.
   GROSS RECEIPTS.  The amount that is or would be reported as gross receipts on a business's state income tax return, or on the federal income tax return filed with the state income tax return if the state return does not separately state gross receipts for the most recently completed tax year. Taxes collected hereunder are not subject to the tax herein imposed and are not included in gross receipts.
   LEASE or RENTAL.  A transfer, for consideration, of the use but not the ownership of property to another for a period of time.
(G.S. § 105-164.3(7)(a))
   LONG-TERM LEASE or RENTAL.  A lease or rental made under a written agreement to lease or rent property to the same person for a period of at lease 365 continuous days.
(G.S. § 105-187.1(3))
   PERSON.  Any individual, trustee, executor, other fiduciary, corporation, unincorporated association, partnership, sole proprietorship, company, firm, or other legal entity.
   SHORT-TERM LEASE or RENTAL.  Any lease or rental of a vehicle that is not a long-term lease or rental.
(G.S. §§ 105-187.1(4), 160A-215.1(e)(2))
   TAX COLLECTOR.  The Chief Financial Officer of the village and any other person authorized to carry out the duties and functions of such individual.
   TAX PAYER.  Any person liable for the taxes imposed by this chapter.
   VEHICLE.  Any of the following:
      (1)   A motor vehicle of the private passenger type, including a passenger van, minivan, or sport utility vehicle.
      (2)   A motor vehicle of the cargo type, including a cargo van, pickup truck, or truck with a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or less used predominantly in the transportation of property for other than commercial freight, and that does not require the operator to possess a commercial driver's license.
      (3)   A trailer or semitrailer with a gross vehicle weight of 6,000 pounds or less.
(G.S. § 160A-215.1(e)(1))  (Ord. 2000-10, passed 6-12-00)