§ 35.40  TAX LEVIED.
   (A)   There is hereby imposed on all financial institutions, as defined in KRS Chapter 136, located within the corporate limits of the city for the 1996 tax year and all subsequent tax years, a franchise tax at the rate of 0.025% on all deposits, as defined in KRS Chapter 136, maintained by such financial institutions.
   (B)   For transition purposes, the 1996 tax year will be treated differently in terms of collection of taxes than for all subsequent years.  For the 1996 tax year, the following timetable is hereby established:
      (1)   The city will issue tax bills to financial institutions no later than May 1, 1997.
      (2)   Payment of the tax shall be due with a 2% discount by May 31, 1997, or without discount by June 30, 1997.
   (C)   For all tax years subsequent to the 1996 tax year, the following timetable is hereby established:
      (1)   The city will issue tax bills to financial institutions no later than December 1 of each year.
      (2)   Payment of the tax shall be due with a 2% discount by December 31 of each year, or without discount by January 31 of each succeeding year.
   (D)   The city shall have a lien for taxes upon any and all property assessed for taxes to the extent allowed under KRS 134.420.
   (E)   All taxes due in accordance with this section which are not paid before June 30, 1997, for tax year 1996, or which are not paid before January 31 for all subsequent tax years shall be deemed delinquent and shall be subject to a penalty of 10%, and shall bear interest at the rate of 12% per annum.
   (F)   All moneys collected pursuant to this section shall be paid in to the general fund of the city to be used for the payment of proper expenditures as determined by the City Commission.
(Ord. 96-006, passed  - -96)