(A)   The required business license tax shall be paid for each business subject hereto according to the applicable rate classification on or before the due date of the April 30 in each year, except for those businesses in Rate Class 8 for which a different due date is specified. Late payments shall be subject to penalties as set forth in § 110.12, except that admitted insurance companies may pay before June 1 without penalty.
   (B)   A separate license shall be required for each place of business and for each classification or business conducted at one place. If gross income cannot be separated for classifications at one location, the business license tax shall be computed on the combined gross income for the classification requiring the highest rate. The business license tax must be computed based on the licensee’s gross income for the calendar year preceding the due date, for the licensee’s 12-month fiscal year preceding the due date, or on a 12-month projected income based on the monthly average for a business in operation for less than one year. The business license tax for a new business must be computed on the estimated probable gross income for the balance of the license year. A business license related to construction contract projects may be issued on a per project basis, at the option of the taxpayer. No refund shall be made for a business that is discontinued.
   (C)   A licensee that submits a payment greater than the amount owed may request a refund. To be considered, a refund request must be submitted in writing to the municipality before the June 1 immediately following the April 30 on which the payment was due and must be supported by adequate documentation supporting the refund request. The municipality shall approve or deny the refund request, and if approved shall issue the refund to the business, within 30 days after receipt of the request.
(Ord. 2004-05, passed 7-19-04; Am. Ord. 2009-06, passed 10-19-09; Am. Ord. 2018-008, passed 5-21-18; Am. Ord. 2021-07, passed 1-14-22)