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(a) The transaction privilege and use tax license shall be valid only for the calendar year in which it is issued unless renewed each year by filing the appropriate application for license renewal and paying the applicable license renewal fee for each license, subject to the limitations in A.R.S. § 42-5005. Such fee shall be due and payable on January 1 of each year and shall be considered delinquent if not paid and received on or before the last business day of January. Application and payment of the annual fee must be received in the tax collector's office to be deemed paid and received.
(b) The transaction privilege and use tax license shall be nontransferable between owners or locations, and shall be on display to the public in the licensee's place of business.
(c) Any person required to be licensed under this chapter who fails to obtain a license on or before conducting any business activity requiring such license shall be subject to the license fees due for each year in business plus a penalty in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the applicable fee for each period of time for which such fee would have been imposed, from and after the date on which such activity commenced until paid. This penalty shall be in addition to any other penalty imposed under this chapter and must be paid prior to the issuance of any license. License fee penalties may be waived by the tax collector subject to the same terms as the waiver of tax penalties as provided for in section 19-540.
(d) Any licensee who fails to renew his or her license on or before the due date shall be deemed to be operating without a license following such due date, and shall be subject to all penalties imposed under this chapter against persons required to be licensed and operating without a license. The non-licensed status may be removed by payment of the annual license fee for each year or portion of a year he or she operated without a license, plus a license fee penalty of fifty percent (50%) of the license fee due for each year. License fee penalties may be waived by the tax collector subject to the same terms as the waiver of tax penalties as provided for in section 19-540.
(e) Any licensee who permits his or her license to expire through cancellation as provided in section 19-340, by his or her request for cancellation, by surrender of the license, or by the cessation of the business activity for which the license was issued, and who thereafter applies for a license, shall be granted a new license as a new applicant and shall pay the current license fee imposed under section 19-320.
(f) Any licensee who needs a copy of his transaction privilege and use tax license which is still in effect shall be charged the current license fee for each reissuance of a license.
(g) Any person conducting a business activity subject to licensing without obtaining a transaction privilege and use tax license shall be liable to the city for all applicable fees and penalties and shall be subject to the provisions of sections 19-580 and 19-590, to the same extent as if such fees and penalties were taxes and penalties under such sections.
(Ord. No. 6674, § 3, 3-23-87; Ord. No. 11219, § 1, 12-9-14, eff. 1-1-15)